The wait for Animal Crossing: New Horizons has been anything but easy, but have you thought about what’ll keep you up at night in eager anticipation once it finally does come out? Hokko Life, an upcoming PC community sim by former Lionhead developer Robert Tatnell, might be just what you need. The game has plenty of staples from other community simulators like Animal Crossing and Stardew Valley, such as fishing, catching bugs, farming, and plenty of animal villagers to chat it up with, but it introduces a ton of customization to the mix so that players can build their dream village. Take a gander at the trailer below to get acquainted with its laid back style and wealth of options.
I wasn’t kidding when I said that Hokko Life is very reminiscent of Animal Crossing. Indie games borrowing a lot from specific Nintendo IPs are all the rage, lately: check out Bug Fables, for example, to see a fresh look at Paper Mario‘s art style, and look at how Kindred Fates aims to evolve monster-catching RPGs. Hokko Life has a shot to invoke the same feelings when it enters early access later this year. With the right cast of personable villagers and a relaxing gameplay loop of mining, farming, building, and organizing, Hokko Life might be onto something special.