Nintendo's New JRPG Miitopia Looks Nuts In A Good Way 

Nintendo's New JRPG Miitopia Looks Nuts In A Good Way

Earlier this week, Nintendo's new Mii-based role-playing game Miitopia was revealed. Today, we got a better look at what to expect. It looks wild and like a lot of fun.

The best way to describe Miitopia is Tomodachi Life meets JRPGs.

Nintendo revealed more details in today's Miitopia Direct, which was different from other Nintendo Directs. The clip was more of a live-action drama set in the workplace. You can watch it at the bottom of this article, but first, here are some highlights.

Like Tomodachi Life, you play with other Miis.

Nintendo's New JRPG Miitopia Looks Nuts In A Good Way

You can select each Mii's jobs that are typical in role-playing games, such as Mage or Knight.

Nintendo's New JRPG Miitopia Looks Nuts In A Good Way

But there are other untraditional jobs, such Idol.

Nintendo's New JRPG Miitopia Looks Nuts In A Good Way

Cook.

Nintendo's New JRPG Miitopia Looks Nuts In A Good Way

Cat.

Nintendo's New JRPG Miitopia Looks Nuts In A Good Way

Devil.

Nintendo's New JRPG Miitopia Looks Nuts In A Good Way

And Tank.

Nintendo's New JRPG Miitopia Looks Nuts In A Good Way

You can also select the character's personality types (like energetic, stubborn, kind, laid back), adding an entirely new level of play into the traditional JRPG formula.

Nintendo's New JRPG Miitopia Looks Nuts In A Good Way

Since each character has a personality type, they might do stuff like hide so they don't get attacked (and you, instead, do get attacked).

Nintendo's New JRPG Miitopia Looks Nuts In A Good Way

What's the story in Miitopia?

Nintendo's New JRPG Miitopia Looks Nuts In A Good Way

When going around town, you discover that the folks have had their faces stolen!

Nintendo's New JRPG Miitopia Looks Nuts In A Good Way

By this baddie.

Nintendo's New JRPG Miitopia Looks Nuts In A Good Way

So, the point is go battle enemies so that Miis get their faces back.

Nintendo's New JRPG Miitopia Looks Nuts In A Good Way

The game keeps track of how many people you help.

Nintendo's New JRPG Miitopia Looks Nuts In A Good Way

When not in the field, you go to an inn and can hang out in the other Mii's rooms.

Nintendo's New JRPG Miitopia Looks Nuts In A Good Way

Interaction can improve your relationship.

Nintendo's New JRPG Miitopia Looks Nuts In A Good Way

But if you spend time with other Miis, it can make them jealous.

Nintendo's New JRPG Miitopia Looks Nuts In A Good Way

Some Miis might lie and say they want to go buy a new sword, but when you give them money, they actually go by a banana.

Nintendo's New JRPG Miitopia Looks Nuts In A Good Way

Like this jerk.

Nintendo's New JRPG Miitopia Looks Nuts In A Good Way

And if your relationship with other Miis goes sour, you might end up fighting and bickering with each other during combat!

You want to have everyone get along, so you can have the best teamwork to win.

Nintendo's New JRPG Miitopia Looks Nuts In A Good Way

Miitopia seems like an interesting spin on tried and true formulas.

You can watch the full Miitopia Direct below.

Miitopia will be out December 8 in Japan for the Nintendo 3DS. No word yet on a Western release.


Comments

    Sounds pretty cool. Apart from StreetPass and Tomodachi Life, there's not enough Mii stuff. We need more things like this

      Yup, I'm a sucker for this stuff. Still play my Streetpass games almost daily, but Tomodachi Life looked a little shallow for me. Miitopia looks to be right up my alley!

    Tomodachi Life RPG edition

    Cant wait for this to come out to the West. :)

    Hopefully it has better longevity than Tomodachi Life. I loved the concept of that game, but it was really lacking in things to do.

      Agree with this, All you could really do is add more people. But once you get to a certain amount it becomes less enjoyable and more of a chore looking after all of them. And activities like the concert lose their charm quickly.

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