Over the weekend, Level-5 put out a new trailer – simply titled “1st Trailer” – for Fantasy Life i: The Girl Who Steals Time. Fantasy Life is perhaps my most-played 3DS game, and the mobile sequel never launched worldwide, so to say that I am extremely excited for a new game in the series is an understatement. The game was first shown off during February’s Nintendo Direct, with more being shown off at Level-5’s Vision 2023 Tsuzumi event, making it a bit weird to describe the latest trailer as a “first” trailer, though I suppose it is the first.
The game begins with players creating their own avatar, adjusting their face, choosing their hair, and more. Then head to Reveria! In the series, lives are basically classes that you can swap between. Each life has its own characteristics and provides a new way to play. Some past examples given are Paladin (for fighting), Woodcutter (for logging), and Cook (self-explanatory). Gather resources from the past to restore the island in the present. Players can customise housing (furniture), town planning, and island restoration (terrain). While there’s lots of adventure, it’s also possible to take a breath and go at your own pace. That’s something I liked so much about the original: there is so much to do, but no hurry to do it.
Here’s the “1st Trailer”:
The trailer gives us a glimpse at the island, including monsters and the debris that seems to be everywhere. We also get a look at some jobs: angler (fishing), cook, paladin (fighter), and woodcutter. For the first time, there will be a farmer option available. When it comes to the island’s mysteries, there are these weird things called Strangelings; they look like they’ve been possessed by someone’s soul, and there are actually rumours that they were once human. They must be saved!
Developed and published by Level-5, Fantasy Life i: The Girl Who Steals Time will be released for Nintendo Switch later this year.