Miitopia: all you need to know (list of jobs / classes, gameplay systems, amiibo, more); footage
Update: if you’re looking for details about Mii specifically (including how to transfer them, etc.), check out this post. It even has QR codes of famous people for you to scan!
Yesterday, Nintendo finally opened the full English website for Miitopia, providing us with plenty of details about the game… in English! But it turns out the website is exactly the same as the Japanese one, albeit in English. Therefore, we’re using our post for the Japanese website as a template, though by replacing the various terms with the official English terminology!
Miitopia – Official website: Footage
First, we gathered all the video clips available on the official website, and merged them into a single video for your convenience.
Here it is:
Miitopia – Official website: Introduction
Miitopia is a RPG unlike any other RPG, as the hero is you… or rather, your Mii. Together with the Mii of your friends, family, or even celebrities, you go on a grand adventure filled with… let’s say… “unique” events.
The website reveals that the world of the game is entirely inhabited by Mii: that goes for yourself and your party, but also the townspeople, the King, the Princess, the Demon Lord, and more. You can choose to go on an adventure with your friends in order to save the kingdom from your evil mother, for example… The possibilities are, quite simply, endless, and no doubt this will give birth to some really wacky stories.
To populate the game with Mii, you can transfer them from Tomodachi Life, Miitomo, or create them yourself. Don’t want to bother doing that manually? No problem: the game has a feature that does it automatically, so you can go on your little adventure as soon as possible. You can even choose some Mii online, if you want!
Here’s some examples of scenarios you could come up with:
In Miitopia, you basically observe your Mii during their adventure, and support them any way you can (by grabbing a Mii and putting it in a safe spot during a battle, for example).
Your Mii become stronger when they battle, as they earn XP and level up (which allows them to lern new skills, and more). All characters get some, but you can also chose to give some bonus XP to a specific character if you want. Also: their bonds deepen as they battle together, and they can even become good friends.
You can also buy them some weapons, give them some food at the inn (which increases their stats), increase their bonds with each other, and more.
Naturally, battles are not your usual RPG battles: those in Miitopia are pretty comical, with funny situations arising all the time. Those become even funnier when it’s Mii based on people you know that are at the center of them all! Space Goblins? Check. Evil Moles? Check. Slices of Bread?… Err… check!
But it’s not just the enemies that are funny: your Mii have their own personalities, and you’re definitely going to get some very special reactions from them in battle. You could have two Mii fight in the middle of a battle, for example!
Finally, Nintendo reveals that the game is compatible with amiibo: you can tap of the 26 compatible amiibo and get a special costume based on the character scanned!
Oh, and don’t forget: a playable demo is currently available from the Nintendo eShop! It lets you play through the beginning of the game, allowing you to see what Miitopia is all about.
Miitopia – Story
The game takes place in Miitopia, a world where Mii are living peacefully. But one day, the Demon Lord suddenly appears, and starts stealing the faces of the inhabitants and unleashing monsters, throwing the once peaceful world into chaos. As the hero, you receive the Power of the Gods, allowing you to fight the monsters. You then go on an adventure in order to save the world and restore peace.
In the world of Miitopia, you can find lush forests, steep mountains, vast plains, deserts… There’s many wonderful sceneries to discover, accompanied by some great music.
Miitopia – Mii
In Miitopia, the characters are your favorite Mii. As mentioned above, this applies to all characters in the game, from your party to the Royal Family, and even the Demon Lord.
You can easily have your friends become characters, in three steps:
- Step 1: chose their appearance. Fortunately, you can import Mii from various games/apps!
- Step 2: chose their personality. You can chose among 7 different personalities, such as Stubborn, Energetic, and more. The personality of a Mii will influence how they behave during battle, and the kind of actions they will take. You can choose to either go with a personality close to the actual person’s, or with something completely different: it’s for you to decide!
- Step 3: choose their class. This will determine their role in battle. There’s a total of 12 classes available, such as Warrior, Pop Star, Tank, and more. Some of them are good at attacking, others focus on helping teammates: you have to take that into account when choosing the class of your characters. But the class also determines their appearance. If you’re not happy with the current class of a particular Mii, you can always change later in the game, once you’ve progressed far enough. That way, you will be able to try out various classes, and find out the ones you prefer.
You can import your Mii from the following:
- Tomodachi Life: you can import Mii you have created/imported in this game (you will need your save data on the console)
- Miitomo (via QR Code)
- your friend list
- Mii Maker (on Nintendo 3DS)
- Mii Studio (on Wii U), via QR Code
- from Mii Central (you can download Mii created and shared by other players, via the internet)
Alternatively, you can create them from scratch if you want.
Here’s the various types of personalities you can chose:
The website mentions that you will be able to download Mii: this is for players who don’t want to bother creating them, or don’t know how to do it. You can chose to download Mii uploaded by other players if you want. There’s also special popular Mii who can appear unexpectedly in your world (this is decided by voting). We’re given some examples: Mario and Peach, Luigi, Hideyo Noguchi, Beethoven, and Marily Monroe.
Miitopia – Jobs
There’s over 12 different classes in the game. Those influence not just their looks, but how they act in battle too.
- Warrior: great all-rounder;
- Mage: fire and lightning;
- Cleric: party healer;
- Thief: trap setter;
- Pop Star: sings and dances;
- Chef: expert cook;
- Cat: incredibly cute;
- Imp: tricky customer;
- Scientist: Hi-tech expert;
- Tanks: weapon of war;
- Princess: a dream come true;
- Flower: fighting plant.
Miitopia – The Inn
In a regular RPG, inns are places where your characters can rest in order to get their HP and MP back. But in Miitopia, it’s not their only function: it’s also a place where you can observe funny interactions between your characters. It’s also where you can increase the affinity between your characters, upgrade skills, buy strong weapons, and more.
When two Mii share the same room, they become friends. This also allows you to learn what they like and don’t like, which is pretty important for increasing the affinity between your Mii. The closer two Mii are, the stronger they will be in battle, allowing you to easily gain the upper hand. By the way, you’re free to take care of all your Mii equally, or only focus on two specific characters (to make them become really close).
Next: cooking. It’s a pretty important element in many RPG, and it’s also the case in Miitopia. When you feed your Mii with some delicious dishes, you can increase their stats: HP, MP, Attack, Defense, Vitality, Agility.
But what’s pretty interesting is that the dish you cook are linked to monsters. For example, you can find:
- some tantalising Slime Jelly (increases HP)
- some mouth-watering Goblin Ham (increases Attack)
- some fresh Plectrum Nachos (increases Agility)
Naturally, your Mii have their own tastes, and if you feed them something they like, the dish’s effects will be even stronger.
But what would be a RPG without money? In Miitopia, you can use that money to purchase strong weapons for your Mii, but also some equipment. You can also give pocket money to your Mii, so they can go buy whatever they want… but be careful, they might decide to spend it on a banana instead of the super weapon you thought they wanted!
Miitopia – Battles
In the game, you and your friends/family get to battle against various monsters. Of course, battles are all pretty comical: can you imagine battling a ham sandwitch with eyes? Well, in Miitopia, you can. What your Mii end up doing depends on two main factors:
- the skills from their class;
- their personality.
During battle, how close two Mii are is crucial: if they’re friends, they can perform special actions together and get the upper hand. To improve the bond shared by two characters, you can place them in the same room at the Inn, and their affinity will increase. Naturally, your Mii also become stronger by winning battles and getting XP, but also various events.
If your Mii are in a pinch (low HP and/or MP), you can use the Power of the Gods. That power seems to be stored in… salt and pepper shakers, and you simply sprinkle that power on your Mii to give them some HP or MP back. You can also grab one and put them in a safe zone.
One of the main elements of battles in Miitopia are special scenes that often takes place during battles. If you want, you can take some screenshots of those scenes, and then share them using the Image Share tool. Missed something really funny? No problem: videos of battles are saved, and you can rewatch them at any time (allowing you to take screenshots if you want).
Miitopia – amiibo
As mentioned above, Miitopia is compatible with amiibo. If you tap a compatible amiibo, you get the costume based on the character scanned. There’s a total of 26 costumes available, and you can only get them once. If you scan the amiibo of the same character twice (like Mario and Dr Mario), you will get some game tickets instead of a costume the second time.
Here’s the list of compatible amiibo:
- Mario (Super Smash Bros. series, Super Mario series)
- Gold Mario (Super Mario series)
- Mario (Super Mario Bros. 30th Anniversary, Classic and Modern colours)
- Peach (Super Smash Bros. series, Super Mario series)
- Yoshi (Super Smash Bros. series, Super Mario series)
- Yarn Yoshi (Yoshi’s Woolly World, all versions)
- Donkey Kong (Super Smash Bros. series, Super Mario series)
- Link (Super Smash Bros. series, The Legend of Zelda series)
- Link with Ocarina of Time (The Legend of Zelda series)
- Link [Majora’s Mask] (The Legend of Zelda series)
- Link [Twilight Princess] (The Legend of Zelda series)
- Link [Skyward Sword] (The Legend of Zelda series)
- Link [Archer] (The Legend of Zelda series)
- Link [Rider] (The Legend of Zelda series)
- Link [8bit] (The Legend of Zelda series)
- Samus (Super Smash Bros. series)
- Kirby (Super Smash Bros. series, Kirby series)
- Luigi (Super Smash Bros. series)
- Princess Zelda (Super Smash Bros. series, The Legend of Zelda series)
- Zelda (The Legend of Zelda series)
- Zelda [The Wind Waker] (The Legend of Zelda series)
- Rosalina and Luma (Super Smash Bros. series)
- Rosalina (Super Mario series)
- Bowser (Super Smash Bros. series, Super Mario series)
- Toon Link (Super Smash Bros. series)
- Toon Link with the Wind Waker (The Legend of Zelda series)
- Sheik (Super Smash Bros. series)
- Dr. Mario (Super Smash Bros. series)
- Ganondorf (Super Smash Bros. series)
- Zero Suit Samus (Super Smash Bros. series)
- Ness (Super Smash Bros. series)
- Toad (Super Mario series)
- Daisy (Super Mario series)
- Inkling Girl (Splatoon series, all versions)
- Inkling Boy (Splatoon series, all versions)
- Inkling (Splatoon series, all versions)
- Marie (Splatoon series)
- Callie (Splatoon series)
- Yarn Yoshi (Yoshi’s Woolly World series, all colours)
- Giant Yarn Yoshi (Yoshi’s Woolly World series)
- Isabelle (Animal Crossing series, Winter and Summer clothes)*
- K.K. Slider (Animal Crossing series)*
- Tom Nook (Animal Crossing series)*
- Mr Resetti (Animal Crossing series)*
* amiibo cards are not compatible.
But it turns out that all amiibo are compatible: those not listed above allow you to get some Game Tickets for the Arcade instead of a costume.
Miitopia – TV Commercials (France)
Finally, here’s various TV Commercials for Miitopia, from France:
Miitopia (3DS) comes out on July 28th in Europe and North America.