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Style Savvy: Fashion Forward will let you dress like Mario this summer

Nintendo quietly announces the series' return

Stye Savvy: Fashion Forward, the third game in Nintendo's fashion-themed franchise, is coming to retail on Aug. 19. Nintendo quietly announced the game's stateside launch date in a press release.

The Nintendo 3DS game will include amiibo functionality, allowing players to scan their figures to unlock outfits inspired by Nintendo characters like Mario and Samus. These pieces — just the latest example of gaming's intersection with high fashion — represent a tiny amount of the more than 19,000 clothing items stylists will have access to in Fashion Forward.

The third entry in the boutique ownership simulation series is the second Style Savvy game to hit 3DS. Style Savvy: Trendsetters came West in 2012. Nintendo released Fashion Forward in Japan and other territories in 2015.

Last week, the original Style Savvy (for Nintendo DS) hit Wii U Virtual Console — perhaps in anticipation of today's announcement of the third game, which the fanbase has been clamoring for since it launched last year.

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