Upcoming life sim Hokko Life, which totally isn't Animal Crossing you guys, has a release window. It'll drift lazily onto Steam Early Access in summer, so if you've been hoping for that Animal Crossing fix and Nintendo's game isn't doing it for you, you don't have much longer to wait.
What do we know about Hokko Life?
During the Future Games Show yesterday, Team17's presentation contained a little information about Hokko Life. It's coming to Steam Early Access this summer, although we don't yet have a more specific release date than that. Hokko Life gives you control of an old workshop and tasks you with transforming a humble little village into a rural paradise. If you want to see the announcement, you can check it out over at Team17's official YouTube channel (the Hokko Life segment starts at around 1:50, although it's pretty brief).
Hokko Life looks a lot like a sort of supercharged version of Animal Crossing. There's a village to wander, residents to chat with, and bugs to catch. There's also an expanded creative suite that lets you modify items and change the layout of both the village itself and of interiors. You can grow crops, gather crafting materials, and use the design tool to draw pretty much anything you can think of. If you're looking for an Animal Crossing-style sim on PC, this looks like it'll scratch that itch with aplomb.
Originally picked up by Team17 in April last year, you'll be able to get your hands on Hokko Life when it launches via Steam Early Access this summer. Unfortunately, we don't know exactly when in summer it'll launch yet, nor do we know how long the Early Access period will last for. However, if you're interested in Hokko Life, you can wishlist it on Steam right now.
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