New on Nintendo’s publishing schedule are English-language versions of the 3DS games Style Savvy: Fashion Forward and Disney Magical World 2, both of which previously debuted in Japan.
The third entry in Nintendo’s Style Savvy series, Fashion Forward puts players in charge of a fashion boutique, where they must gauge customer tastes and develop color-matching and coordination skills in order to craft ideal outfits. The previous game in the series, Style Savvy: Trendsetters, hit the 3DS in North America in 2012, and the original Style Savvy game recently premiered as a Wii U Virtual Console title.
Nintendo notes that players can pick up real-world fashion tips by playing Fashion Forward and mastering its outfit-designing mechanics.
“Players can immerse themselves in a world of fashion by owning a boutique, designing clothes,Wednesday. “When players make themselves look good, customers who visit their boutiques might start adopting the player’s style. The game includes over 19,000 different articles of clothing, items and accessories to choose from. Players can also learn real-world fashion tips from the Fashion 101 guide.”
Fashion Forward also includes support for Nintendo’s amiibo toys, and players can unlock special in-game items by scanning specific figures.
Disney Magical World 2, slated for release in North America this fall, is an Animal Crossing-inspired adventure game for the 3DS developed by Bandai Namco. The game includes six Disney-themed worlds filled with familiar characters, including a wintry setting based on Disney’s 2013 animated film Frozen.
Style Savvy: Fashion Forward will launch at retail and via the 3DS eShop on August 19. Disney Magical World 2 premieres on October 14.