One question I received recently after mentioning what I was looking forward to is what I’d be worried if it was removed or not done. I’m hoping my worries will be for naught, but here’s a list along with reasons why I think they could get removed:
1. The AR Cards – This kind of hits two things–both the cards from the Japanese version working and also if there will ever be new ones. Many things, such as QR Codes, are region locked to Japan–not everything of course (Animal Crossing and Pushmo are good examples of games with QR Codes that are not region locked), but it makes me wonder if the same would be AR Cards–currently, the AR Cards we don’t have are limited to games that aren’t out here, such as this adorable “game”. While I don’t use the AR function as much as I’d like (terrible lighting where I live makes it hard), it’s something I enjoy playing with when I can… and part of it is also that the only big AR thing we have are the original games we had received upon the 3DS’ release.
Honestly, if we received those pre-paid cards with the cute AR Cards, I’d easily be buying up a bunch of eShop points for them because I think they are adorable and I’d want to collect them all. I think the AR Cards for items could go well–heck, Disney has had grab bags and booster packs before that I think could work well with them too (and sure, I’d hate the randomness, but at least they’d be brought over). Though, as long as the Japanese cards work, I wouldn’t be too upset–I would think it’d be a missed shot for more AR Card chances though.
2. DLC! – Besides the DLC packs for new worlds, I’m also worried the various DLC that has come out in Japan may not make it over. I’ve loved all the DLC and would immediately buy them, but even then there are some I’m worried about more than others between things like the Hinaningyou becoming a Japanese region only item in Animal Crossing after the gamecube version, the Quiz DLC case being cut from Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies, and the Kimono Shop for men in Style Savvy: Trendsetters being taken out, it always worries me sometimes when I see packs that focus a lot on things that are Asian Cultured. I really hope they leave it in (and bring over all the DLC honestly)–it’s a beautiful pack. Not to mention Tokyo Disney is amazing and Epcot has a lovely area in the World Showcase for Japan as well.
3. Campaign items. What most people don’t realize is Disney Magic Castle is based off an online game which is part of why I had been worried it wouldn’t have been brought over (not enough words for how happy I am that they did). Regardless, we don’t have that game which means we can’t do what’s needed to get the outfits. I’m hoping there will be another way to get them (Similar to what Professor Layton and the Specter’s Flute did with London Life as the code feature was removed) and they won’t just be gotten rid of.
In a similar note, since we do not have the UniBEARsity brand over here, I’m also curious how that’ll go. I hope they do stick around over being removed, but I don’t know how they’d bring them over if the AR Cards are region locked.
4. 7-11 Items – If only our 7-11’s were as awesome as the ones in Japan… Getting to the point, 7-11 has a lot of exclusive items. This isn’t really new (I mean, there’s a whole 10 item set in Animal Crossing) and has happened more and more in new games which makes me wonder if we will see the 7-11 items. Most of the items are not actually 7-11 themed (I recall a large amount of Pinocchio themed stuff being some of the items you could get from there) so I’m hoping that means they will have a chance to show up as DLC. The only item I heard that was really 7-11 themed was a Minnie-themed dress that was green and orange–whether it had 7’s all over it or not, I don’t know, but I kind of hope there’s a chance we’ll see it brought over too. Even if it’s modified a bit.
And to end it, something I know I won’t see, but hope changes in the future: There’s no online gifting. You can only gift over local wifi. While I will definitely be playing the game with my family, most of my friends who are big Disney fans do not live that close which makes it a bit disappointing that I can’t do more besides visit their cafe and rate them. Regardless, I’m looking forward to seeing their cafes and getting them some items through nice ratings.
With that said, the fact that the game is coming over really just makes me more excited than everything despite worries of things that may not be–the game still looks amazing and I can’t wait to play it when it comes out next month <3