This week’s Famitsu magazine revealed that a new fantasy-adventure/life-simulation game is coming to the Nintendo 3DS.  Witch’s Hat in the Magical Town (translated; also reported as Magician’s Quest: Town of Magic is the newest game announced in the Magician’s Quest/Witch’s Hat series of games by Konami.

The Magician’s Quest/Witch’s Hat series has an art style and interactions similar to the Animal Crossing series.  You’re in a magic academy where you can befriend most anyone there, even getting a boyfriend/girlfriend or two.  There are numerous events in-game that can happen at a certain time of the day/month.  And you can even invite your friends into your dorm for a while.

However, the possibility of this game coming to western markets is rather small.  So far, only one out of three Magician’s Quest/Witch’s Hat games has made it out of Japan, Magician’s Quest: Mysterious Times on the Nintendo DS, and seemed to do poorly in sales, moving about 30,000 units in North America.  So, if you want to experience this game, you’ll probably need a Japanese 3DS and enough knowledge of Japanese.

Magician’s Quest: Mysterious Times can still be found where used games are sold including where the going rate for a new copy is $26.99 and up.

To see more about Magician’s Quest: Mysterious Times, click here.  This is the European game site, which localized the game as Enchanted Folk and the School of Wizardry.

To see more about Witch’s Hat in the Magical Town from Famitsu (WARNING: an understanding of Japanese or a really good translator app is needed), click here.

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