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Story details and free demo revealed for New Style Boutique 3: Styling Star

Published by Jack Taylor     October 18, 2017     10:20 UTC

A star-studded storyline and original songs have been revealed for New Style Boutique 3: Styling Star, as well as amiibo content and a free demo launching later this week.

Nintendo presents: New Style Boutique 3 - Styling Star was announced during September's Nintendo Direct, and new details of the game's storyline have now been revealed.

Players will run their own fashion boutique, left to the main character by her uncle, and will be able to make use of more than 20,000 clothing items and accessories to create outfits for clients.

The story features a talent agency called Nin10 Productions, who will approach the main character to style their popstars - and the way players style these stars will be reflected in the songs they sing on stage, with 15 original songs composed for the game.

All amiibo can be used to unlock more clothes and accessories, and some - including from the Animal Crossing, Kirby, and Splatoon series - will unlock character-themed items for players to use.

A separate menswear boutique also features for the first time, while the beautician and hair salon return, with the former adding nail styling to its remit.

Other new features include: the Design Centre, which lets players design their own clothes and share them online; Shopdo, which lets players upload boutique interiors and sell outfits; and You Diva, which lets players replay and customise previous musical performances.

A free demo of the game launches in Europe on Thursday 19 October, ahead of the game's launch on 24 November; a North American release for the game is yet to be announced.

BECOME A STYLIST TO THE MUSIC MEGASTARS OF TOMORROW IN NINTENDO PRESENTS: NEW STYLE BOUTIQUE 3 – STYLING STAR, LAUNCHING FOR NINTENDO 3DS ON 24TH NOVEMBER

Includes more than 20,000 items, a new storyline featuring aspiring popstars and the return of menswear, with a free demo version available from 19th October

18th October, 2017 – Calling all budding fashionistas! This is your chance to take the world of style by storm, as Nintendo presents: New Style Boutique 3 – Styling Star struts onto Nintendo 3DS family systems in Europe on 24th November. Become the manager of a downtown fashion boutique, and combine business smarts with fashion savvy to turn your shop into a thriving hub of chic. This time you’ll also become a stylist to the stars, as three aspiring pop singers will be relying on you to provide fashion guidance to help them break through into the big time. Eager style gurus can check out the free demo version of the game that will be available to download on Nintendo eShop from 19th October.

Nintendo presents: New Style Boutique 3 – Styling Star is the fourth instalment in the fashion simulation series that has sold over 2.4 million units across Europe to date*. As the story begins, the player will take over as the manager of her uncle’s fashion boutique, located in the heart of a city full of potential clients, each hoping to find that perfect outfit. Each client is an individual with his or her own personality and taste, and when they visit the shop it’s up to the player to listen to the clients’ requests and choose the most suitable clothes or accessories to match their needs. With over 20,000 items, many of which are brand new for this entry in the series, the creative outfit combinations are almost endless, and players will be able to let their inner styling star shine bright as they pick out perfect look after perfect look.

As the player’s style success story progresses, they will be approached by the talent agency Nin10 Productions, who need a stylist for their up-and-coming popstars. This game-changing event opens the door to the pop music world, and the chance to become a celebrity stylist. Players will help guide the three young singers on their road to stardom, designing outfits for them and assisting as they find their own identities. Eventually, the singers will perform on stage in outfits chosen by the player, and even adapt their musical styles to the fashion choices made for them. For example, choosing rock-themed clothing for a singer will lead her music in a rockier and edgier direction. There are 15 original pop songs included, in a range of styles, all specially written and recorded for the game. You can already check out one of the songs in the Nintendo presents: New Style Boutique 3 – Styling Star – Welcome to the new stage! trailer.

In addition to the huge number of in-game items with which to style customers, players can also use compatible amiibo during gameplay** to add even more options. All currently available amiibo are compatible with Nintendo presents: New Style Boutique 3 – Styling Star. Some amiibo, including Animal Crossing, Splatoon and Kirby series amiibo, will unlock special character-themed design elements and emblems. Other amiibo will unlock Nintendo-themed design elements and emblems.

In addition to the fun shop management gameplay of previous titles, this entry contains a variety of exciting features, including:

  • Menswear is back! Fashion is for everyone, and the men in town need a stylist too! Menswear returns as a fully-fledged feature in this game, with its own boutique. By helping out there, players can increase their influence around town and trigger menswear-specific story events.
  • The Design Centre in-game app allow players to design their own clothes and outfits, and share them with each other online.*** Another in-game app, Shopdo, lets players upload their lovingly-designed boutique interiors, and even sell outfits to one another for in-game currency.***
  • New accessory types such as headphones, bangles and wristwatches give even more scope for creativity and customisation.
  • Fashion’s not only about the clothes, and in the Beautician’s and Hair Salon players can put their makeup skills and hair-styling skills to work to add that extra something special to any look. The beautician’s salon now also includes nail styling – a brand new feature for this title, with a huge number of nail polish colours and designs to try out.
  • The You Diva feature lets players relive the magic of the game’s music performances, and even customise them by changing the character performing and their outfit. Any of the more than 200 female characters encountered during the game, including the player’s own character, can shine like a star on stage.

A free-to-download demo version which introduces some of the game’s key characters and gives players a taste of what it’s like to run their very own fashion boutique will be available on Nintendo eShop from the morning of 19th October 2017.****

After the game’s release there will also be outfit ideas and plenty of other activity on the New Style Boutique Instagram and Facebook pages, where fans can share their designs with each other by tagging pictures with #StyleBoutique. All aspiring stylists should be sure to check it out!

Have you got what it takes to thrive in the world of fashion and become a stylist to the stars? Find out when Nintendo presents: New Style Boutique 3 – Styling Star launches in Europe for Nintendo 3DS family systems on 24th November.

Source: Nintendo UK