Miitopia[b] is a role-playing video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 3DS. The game was released in Japan on December 8, 2016, and worldwide on July 28, 2017. A remastered version for the Nintendo Switch, developed by Grezzo, was released on May 21, 2021.
|Platform(s)||Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch|
Miitopia is a role-playing video game with life simulation elements, starting with standard character classes or "jobs" such as warriors and mages, but as the game progresses, more classes appear. Playable characters are created with Mii avatars, with them having certain personality traits that influence their role in combat. Similar to Tomodachi Life, Miis and their relationships out of combat with each other affect the game, such as Miis not getting along with one another making combat more difficult. The game also supports Nintendo's line of Amiibo figures, which allow players to use unique cosmetics on their Miis. Miitopia supports the ability to import Miis and their trait settings from Tomodachi Life, as well as from a player's friend list.
The Nintendo Switch remaster also introduces a new makeup and wig feature which allows players to further customize their in-game characters, including options not available on the console's Mii Maker application, as well as a horse that can help in combat.
The game begins with the main protagonist, a Mii of the player's choice, arriving in Greenhorne Town, which is soon attacked by the main antagonist, the Dark Lord, who wields the ability to steal faces from Miis and use them to control peaceful creatures, turning the creatures into monsters. The protagonist chooses a character class and is sent on a journey to stop the Dark Lord. Along their journey, the player creates more companions, meets the Great Sage, and reaches Greenhorne castle, continuing the quest after the Dark Lord steals the faces of the King and the Princess. Afterwards, the team enters the kingdom of Neksdor, only to be attacked by the Dark Lord, who steals the protagonist's companions and renders the protagonist without a class. After the guardian provides the hero with new powers, they head out through Neksdor, meeting three new companions and the Genie of the Lamp. The team continues to the Realm of the Fey, where the Dark Lord attacks again, stealing the hero's companions and their character class again, prompting the guardian to provide a new group of character classes. The hero is tasked with saving the three Fab Fairies of the Realm, who provide the team the way to the Dark Lord's castle in Karkaton. Upon arrival, the Dark Lord attacks again, stealing the new companions, but failing to steal the hero's powers. The hero is tasked with saving all of their friends, with some help from the Great Sage.
The team fights the Dark Lord, and upon defeating them, the heroes discover that the Dark Lord was a common Mii possessed by a small blue wisp known as the Dark Curse. Enraged, the Dark Curse tries to possess the player's Mii, until the Great Sage intervenes and becomes possessed instead, becoming the Darker Lord. The hero and their team track down the Darker Lord through the lands of Powdered Peaks, Peculia and Nimbus, before reaching the Darker Lord's Domain in The Sky Scraper, fighting previous bosses along the way. Upon reaching the top of The Sky Scraper, the heroes go to the Otherworld for the final showdown against the Darker Lord. The hero and their team are then prompted to split up to fight the Darker Lord. Afterwards, the Darker Lord steals the faces of six heroes, evolving into the Darkest Lord for the fight with the last four members. After the Darkest Lord is defeated, the Great Sage is free. The Sage quickly traps the Dark Curse, and explains its history to the hero: it was once a normal Mii, rejected due to having a boring face, which they then decide to get rid of, and they faded away into a soul of hatred, malice and evil, which became the Dark Curse. The hero is given an opportunity to either destroy the Dark Curse or provide them with a new face and body. If the hero provides the Dark Curse with a new life, the Great Sage takes the Curse and travels with them to have them atone for their mistakes while the team is praised for saving Miitopia. Following the credits, the player unlocks two post-game areas. The areas are called Galados Isle and New Lumos.
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|Nintendo World Report||6/10|
By February 2017, the 3DS version had sold over 168,000 copies in Japan.
During its first week in the UK, the Switch port sold 36% more copies at launch than the 3DS version, debuting at #2 behind Resident Evil Village. In Japan, the Switch port launched at #2 behind Rune Factory 5 with 72,725 physical copies sold, three times the sales of the 3DS version. According to Media Create, the Switch port debuted at #1 in South Korea.
As of August 2021, the Nintendo Switch version had sold 1.37 million copies worldwide.
Two music tracks from Miitopia were featured in the crossover fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. A Nintendo Switch port of the game, developed by Grezzo, was released on May 21, 2021.
- Grezzo developed the Nintendo Switch version
- ミートピア (Mītopia) in Japanese
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