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Tomodachi Life

IGN published an article about Tomodachi Life earlier today, and it’s filled with a bunch of quotes from Nintendo of America senior product marketing Bill Trinen. Trinen tackled topics pertaining to the game’s name, changes for the west, and more.

You can find Trinen’s comments below. IGN’s full article is located here.



You can find the North American site here and European site here.

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Take all your preconceived notions about life’s possibilities, crumple them into a ball and toss them out the window. It’s time to star in a whole new life. On June 6,visit the outrageously bizarre island world of Tomodachi Life for the Nintendo 3DS system. Everyone you know, and everyone you wish you knew, should prepare to meet their Mii maker – you! – as you build a bustling fantasy population of friends, family and even celebrities, all in one wild and hilarious world. The real emotional connection you already share with your Mii characters will keep you glued to the drama, intrigue and hilarity that ensues as everyone goes about their extraordinary daily lives, evolving and interacting in unpredictable and often uproarious ways.

The Tomodachi franchise already has taken Japan by storm, selling more than 5.5 million games. Its first North American title, Tomodachi Life, is poised to stake out unprecedented video game territory when it launches June 6.Nintendo announced more details today in a special Tomodachi Life-themed Nintendo Direct. To view the Nintendo Direct in its entirety, visit

Tomodachi Life will launch on June 6 in North America and Europe.

Although there hasn’t been an official announcement yet, it’s safe to say that Tomodachi Collection is heading west. There have been plenty of signs (and straight up evidence, like this survey) pointing to an overseas release.

When Tomodachi Collection does launch in the west, it may carry the name “Tomodachi Life” based on a listing from Walmart Mexico. Nintendo did recently trademark that very name, so that would certainly make sense!


Nintendo has picked up a pair of new trademarks in Japan: Aquari and Tomodachi Life (in English).

Aquari might be a sequel to Art Style: AQUIA – a DSiWare game released several years back. Meanwhile, Tomodachi Life could be the localized name for Tomodachi Collection.


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