If fashionable gaming has given us something that’s good, it’s the surge of current catventures. Final yr’s Stray meowed its manner into each cat lover’s coronary heart, Little Kitty, Huge Metropolis is taking issues a chaotic step additional later this yr, and A Area For The Unbound had an abundance of cats simply mendacity about. Simply final evening, we acquired a launch date for Mineko’s Evening Market, a slice-of-life journey that’s set on a Japanese island bursting with kittens, cats, cat gods, and different furry feline variations.
Alice0 first wrote about Mineko’s Evening Market six years in the past, and it’ll lastly open its doorways on September twenty sixth. Slowly blink on the latest trailer under:
What was as soon as extra of a shopkeeping sim has now become a typically chill social journey sport. As Mineko, you’ll be finishing odd jobs across the island, crafting assets you possibly can then promote on the titular market, and competing in mini-games equivalent to cat racing – which I’ll assume is an RSPCA-approved occasion.
Suited company brokers appear to be inflicting hassle, as they at all times do for peaceable rural communities in video games, forcing Mineko to sneak and save a bunch of caged-up cats throughout the island. There’s additionally a delusion a couple of cat god Nikko that performs an enormous position within the island, because it supposedly blessed fertile farms and disappeared as a result of greedier farmers. That’s how the legend goes, however I doubt we’ll undergo all of Mineko’s Evening Market with out seeing the massive furball once more.
Appears there’s loads packed into the sport’s 4 seasons, from socialising with townsfolk to fixing puzzles, and simply typically absorbing the island life. Oh, and petting a lot of cats. Hopefully too many cats. Combine in a cute paper cutout artwork model and now we have one thing I can get misplaced in.
Mineko’s Evening Market is launching on the Nintendo Swap and PC by way of Steam on September twenty sixth. You possibly can wishlist it now.