|Developer|| Nintendo EAD|
|Platforms|| Nintendo 3DS|
|Release date|| April 18, 2013 |
June 6, 2014
June 6, 2014
June 7, 2014
July 17, 2014
|Genre|| Life simulation|
|Ratings|| ESRB- Everyone |
|Website||Tomodachi Life (US)|
- This article is about the video game. For the Super Smash Bros. stage, see here.
Tomodachi Life, known in Japan as Tomodachi Collection: New Life (トモダチコレクション 新生活 Tomodachi Korekushon: Shin Seikatsu?) and South Korea as Friend Gathering Apartment (친구모아 아파트, Chingumoa apateu) is a life simulation handheld video game for the Nintendo 3DS and the direct sequel to the Japan-exclusive Nintendo DS title, Tomodachi Collection. It was first released in Japan on April 18th, 2013 and was the best selling game in Japan on its release, selling 404,858 units. It was released in North America and Europe on June 6th, 2014, Australia on June 7th, 2014, and South Korea on July 17, 2014.
The game takes place on an island inhabited by various Miis, which the player can import from their 3DS, other devices, or QR Codes, or create from scratch using the 3DS' camera or the in-game creation tools. These Miis can be given their own voice, which is spoken in vocal synthesizer software, and a unique personality based on slider inputs given. Miis can then perform various actions, such as eating, trying on different outfits, visiting various facilities on the island, and doing many leisurely activities. As more Miis are introduced, many strange and curious interactions can occur between Miis, such as friendship, romance, rivalry, and even bizarre musical numbers. If a male and female Mii get along well enough, they can start to date and even get married, creating their own house to live in together. Married Miis can even have children that will grow up in the house. Once the child gets old enough, it can live in its own apartment or go off as a traveler. Travelers will wait at the dock of the island. If you StreetPass with someone who also has Tomodachi Life, the traveler will go to the other person's island to visit.
The game received positive reviews, with review sites such as IGN giving it a 8.4 and the game was praised by reviewers for its quirkiness and fun nature, but criticized the tediousness of the game.
- This game marks the first time a baby Mii is shown in the Nintendo family.