The fact that the highly popular Nintendo 3DS Life Simulation game Tomodachi Collection was being prepared for an international release has kind of been an open secret for a while now – we’ve all known about it, but Nintendo just haven’t officially announced it. That secret has been thrust out of the bag however, as in the shadow of the Super Smash Bros. Direct that aired on Tuesday, Nintendo have sneakily uploaded a special ten minute Direct focusing on what will be known internationally as Tomodachi Life and revealing its North American and European release date to be 6th June 2014.
In Tomodachi Life, you can populate your island with as many Mii characters are you like, then give them their own voices and personalities so that they can interact with you and other island residents, eventually becoming friends and sometimes even more, with things sometimes spiralling into over-the-top soap opera proportions. Sometimes, real life is stranger than fiction – but Tomodachi Life is even stranger. For an example of what you will be in for (as well as Iwata, Reggie and Shibata fighting over Samus’ heart), here’s the Direct below: