Disney Magical World Brings Animal Crossing Gameplay To 3DS In April

Along with several other announcements of its feats, Nintendo today announced that Disney Magical World will launch on Nintendo 3DS in North America on April 11, 2014. It will be available at retail stores, as well as getting a download version on the Nintendo eShop.

If this game sounds vaguely familiar, it’s because it was previously announced by developer Namco as Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life. That’s the name for its Japanese release, which was launched in July of last year.

Essentially, Disney Magical World is a themed version of Nintendo’s popular Animal Crossing games. Here, you’ll be tasked with running a café, while attending to people’s needs.

In this game, you’ll encounter various Disney personas in a set of worlds from that universe. You can customize characters with Disney-related outfits and accessories.

Furthermore, you’ll be able to tend crops, collect cards and do various tasks around the area. For instance, you can help people solve their problems and locate missing items.

This is the perfect transition for gamers not that much connected to playing simulation games like Animal Crossing in pure form, but rather have a penchant for Disney elements. It’s a similar tactic that is used in Kingdom Hearts, which mixes that in with Final Fantasy characters as well.

Disney is pretty clever in their blending marketing, so far. They’ve also taken inspiration from Ubisoft’s Skylanders to launch their own range of Disney Infinity toys.

Along with Disney Magical World, Nintendo also announced the release date for Yoshi’s New Island on 3DS.