During a conversation with the Wall Street Journal about Nintendo’s financial briefing, company president Satoru Iwata made mention of the company’s efforts to localize more of its Japanese-oriented titles, without stripping away their identities.
One such game is Tomodachi Collection: New Life, the latest entry in Nintendo’s highly successful Tomodachi Collection series of life-simulators, which until now remind exclusive to Japanese handhelds. Iwata didn’t reveal when New Life will be available for 3DS owners in the West but he did confirm it’s in the process of being translated.
If you’re unfamiliar with Tomodachi Collection, the series is basically The Sims meets Animal Crossing, with Miis acting as the player avatars. In TC, the player Mii can become friends or lovers with other Miis in the game world. Once you meet these other Miis, you can engage in a series of everyday activities including going for stroll, shopping, gardening, going out to dinner, and jamming together as a band, or you can just hang out. Your Mii can even get married and raise a family.
So if this New Life sounds exciting to you, be sure to keep an eye out for it whenever Reggie and Mr. Iwata hold another of their Nintendo Direct presentations.