After eight long years of development, the narrative-driven adventure Mineko’s Night Market now has an official release date. The game will arrive on September 26, 2023 for Nintendo Switch and PC. The news was announced during the Nintendo Indie World Showcase on Wednesday, alongside a new lore trailer to get fans prepared for the adventure ahead.
Mineko’s Night Market Lore Trailer
Mineko’s Night Market is described as “an adventure/merchant simulation game inspired by games like Animal Crossing with a stronger emphasis on story, crafting, and exploration.” The game is set on a Japanese-inspired island where the locals worship the Sun Cat, Nikko. Players take on the role of Mineko, who has recently arrived on the island to settle in and set up shop in the marketplace. Players will complete various jobs and quests while crafting items in preparation for the evening market.
Mineko’s Night Market is aimed at cat lovers, as there are a plethora of cats featured in the game. “Mineko’s Night Market is a game that celebrates Japanese culture while introducing a heartwarming story about friendship, tradition, and many, many cats.”
While the announcement today was geared toward the game’s launch on Switch, Mineko’s Night Market will also release for PC and Mac. Head over to the official website to learn more about the game and its features.