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Live a Life You Never Imagined in a Hilarious and Unpredictable New World from Nintendo

  Live a Life You Never Imagined in a Hilarious and Unpredictable New World
  from Nintendo

   In Tomodachi Life for Nintendo 3DS, Mii Characters Join Your Dream-World
                       Starring Your Real-World Friends

Business Wire

REDMOND, Wash. -- April 10, 2014

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.

Tomodachi Life from Nintendo launches June 6, 2014. (Photo: Business Wire)

Tomodachi Life from Nintendo launches June 6, 2014. (Photo: Business Wire)

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
http://www.nintendo.com/nintendo-direct.

“Nintendo fans are familiar with Mii characters, but now they come to life in
ways they never have before – with their own lives, interests and
personalities,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice
president of Sales & Marketing. “Customization and open-ended play are two big
video game trends for 2014, and Tomodachi Life delivers a fun, creative
experience that makes you want to visit again and again, because there’s
always something interesting going on.”

“Tomodachi” is the Japanese word for “friend.” After completely customizing
all your Mii characters, from their voices and appearances right down to their
personality quirks, you’ll recognize them instantly. But you can’t possibly
predict what they’ll do next. For the first time ever, Mii characters behave
based on the personality traits you select, playing out the drama you set in
motion. A celebrity might fall in love with your math teacher. Your mom might
jump on stage to belt out heavy metal songs. Or you could become famous
striking poses down the runway of a fashion show wearing cute and silly
outfits. Best of all, you can document these unbelievable moments for
posterity and share them all with your friends via the Nintendo 3DS Image
Share service.

Even your far-fetched celebrity dreams can come true in Tomodachi Life. If you
have ever wanted international superstar Christina Aguilera to join you in a
sing-off,  or believed that she would become BFFs with your cousin or wished
she would perform a song with your customized lyrics, it could happen here.
Themultiaward-winning singer has signed on to be a part of Nintendo’s
promotional campaign for the game, and her Mii characterwill be availableat
launch. Aguilera’s Mii character also will guest star in a TV commercial and
in online videos that show all the exciting things that happen when
celebrities mingle with Miis players know personally. The first video in the
series can be viewed here: http://youtu.be/sBTHSY5GKKY.  Additional
celebrities involved with Tomodachi Life will be announced over the upcoming
weeks.

The plot of Tomodachi Life thickens with the addition of each Mii character.
As they deliver one gripping twist and turn after another, you can reward them
with in-game gifts and clothes, their favorite foods or special flourishes for
their apartments. Together you can further broaden your Tomodachi Life
horizons by exploring the island, solving characters’ problems and helping
them with their needs.

Additional information about Tomodachi Life will be revealed in the future.
For the latest updates, visit http://tomodachi.nintendo.com. The game will
play on Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 2DS systems, and will be available in stores
and in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS and on Nintendo 2DS at a suggested
retail price of $34.99.

Remember that Nintendo 3DS features parental controls that let adults manage
the content their children can access. For more information about this and
other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive
entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets
hardware and software for its Wii U^™ and Wii^™ home consoles, and Nintendo
3DS^™ and Nintendo DS^™ families of portable systems. Since 1983, when it
launched the Nintendo Entertainment System^™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.2
billion video games and more than 669 million hardware units globally,
including the current-generation Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as
well as the Game Boy^™, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi^™ and
Nintendo DSi XL^™, Super NES^™, Nintendo 64^™, Nintendo GameCube^™ and Wii
systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known,
household names such as Mario^™, Donkey Kong^™, Metroid^™, Zelda^™ and
Pokémon^™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in
Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the
Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the
company’s website at http://www.nintendo.com.

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