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Style Savvy: Trendsetters

by Carmine Red - October 19, 2012, 8:43 pm PDT
Total comments: 12

Style Savvy offers over 12,000 clothing items for men and women, and also ways to share your fashion passion online, on the go, and when playing locally with friends.

Move over ladies, it's the men's turn to dress up. That's one major addition the upcoming 3DS game Style Savvy: Trendsetters has over its DS predecessor: some of its 12,000 clothing items are menswear, as are some of its 19 in-game clothing brands. The fashion franchise also adds bags and purses to its accessorizing options for the first time.




As a budding fashionista in the game, tasked with managing a full-scale, customizable fashion boutique, you'll likely need to make good use of all those shopping options. Style Savvy intends to go beyond fashion whimsy to fashion simulation, so you need to carefully and specifically tailor clothing choices to each customer. For example, those asking for an outfit with a bit of edge may require different choices than the woman looking for something more ladylike.

Beyond the customer's desire, you also have to draw clues based on their current outfit, and keep their budget in mind (looking good comes at a price!). You have to hope your store inventory contains the items necessary to put together their outfit, and hope your customer likes the outcome. Make the sale, and they may even ask for a follow-up purchase that'll help grow your business, giving you more funds to improve your boutique and stock up on the latest fashions. There's plenty to buy in the game, and Nintendo plans to release additional outfits online as DLC.


In fact, while providing makeovers for customers is a major part of the game, Style Savvy: Trendsetters includes a range of additional online and offline features to vary play. For instance, you can access an online Fashion Plaza and dress up to three mannequins to represent your online shop to other players across both North America and Europe. When not online but with friends, players can join forces and work together in a themed fashion show, with each player contributing his own style choices to win the event through cooperation. The offline StreetPass connectivity 3DS feature is also utilized: players can prepare a profile card, write down their fashion philosophy, and share that profile and their game character with other 3DS systems, possibly arriving as guest customers in other player's shops.

Style Savvy: Trendsetters also supports picture taking, both in the game world and in yours. You can take pictures of characters and your custom outfits in the game's photo studio, but you also have the option place the Question Block AR card that came with your 3DS in a real world setting to have the game project characters wearing their outfits onto the resulting 3DS camera images.


Style Savvy Trendsetters walks down the runway in North America October 22. In Europe, the game launches November 16 and is known as Nintendo Presents: New Style Boutique.

Talkback

ShyGuyOctober 20, 2012

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Don't worry ShyGuy. Let's exchange 3DS friendcodes! I'm sure your online store in this game will be awesome!

leahsdadOctober 20, 2012

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Don't worry ShyGuy. Let's exchange 3DS friendcodes! I'm sure your online store in this game will be awesome!

You may laugh, but according to my 6 year old girl, this is the absolute best fashion game she's ever played.  I am not exactly thrilled about buying her a $40 fashion game for Christmas.

TamazoidOctober 20, 2012

Well its main competition is probably Ubisoft shovelware in the form of the Imagine series. Of course this is going to be the best fashion game, it's probably the only one with a decent budget behind it.

leahsdadOctober 20, 2012

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Well its main competition is probably Ubisoft shovelware in the form of the Imagine series. Of course this is going to be the best fashion game, it's probably the only one with a decent budget behind it.

Yes, you're right.  Let's not forget, this is being published by Nintendo, though I have no idea who the developer is.  My daughter has played a couple character fashion games on the DS (Fancy Nancy, Disney Princess, etc.), a few flash-based on the computer, and a slew of horrible IOS fashion games, either free or 99 cents.  Apparently, Style Saavy is far, far superior.

PhilPhillip Stortzum, October 20, 2012

Playing the demo actually got me interested in this game. hehe

It's good to hear good stuff about this game's pedigree. I missed out on the first one, I'm gonna be playing this one and find out what all the hubbub is about!

TJ SpykeOctober 20, 2012

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Well its main competition is probably Ubisoft shovelware in the form of the Imagine series. Of course this is going to be the best fashion game, it's probably the only one with a decent budget behind it.

Yes, you're right.  Let's not forget, this is being published by Nintendo, though I have no idea who the developer is.  My daughter has played a couple character fashion games on the DS (Fancy Nancy, Disney Princess, etc.), a few flash-based on the computer, and a slew of horrible IOS fashion games, either free or 99 cents.  Apparently, Style Saavy is far, far superior.

The developer is Syn Sophia, formerly known as AKI. They are best known for the excellent N64 wrestling games WWF WrestleMania 2000 and WWF No Mercy. They also did oth SimCity DS games.

Mop it upOctober 21, 2012

How did I miss that there was a game about shopping?! I'll have to track that game down sometime.

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Style Savvy: Trendsetters also supports picture taking, both in the game world and in yours. You can take pictures of characters and your custom outfits in the game's photo studio

If you've noticed how the screenshots have the camera trigger indicator on most scenes, it's because you can take spontaneous pictures of customers at any time except for the moment they're changing clothes. I call it creeper mode.

CyrianOctober 24, 2012

Looks like Amazon's dropped the ball on this one.  Low print run? More Amazon-Nintendo drama?

TJ SpykeOctober 25, 2012

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Looks like Amazon's dropped the ball on this one.  Low print run? More Amazon-Nintendo drama?

Why do you say they are dropping the ball? Amazon has the game and are selling it directly. Maybe the game is selling better than they expected since they only have 3 copies left (when I checked just now).

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Wagamama Girls Fashion Mode Yokubari Sengen Box Art

Genre Simulation
Developer syn Sophia

Worldwide Releases

na: Style Savvy: Trendsetters
Release Oct 22, 2012
PublisherNintendo
RatingEveryone
jpn: Wagamama Girls Fashion Mode Yokubari Sengen
Release Sep 27, 2012
PublisherNintendo
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