Princess Farmer's announcement trailer can best be described as pure pixelated cuteness, and Samobee Games should be proud of it.
The titular Princess Farmer was just an ordinary farmer when one day she woke up under the Gaia Tree. Now through the magic of Mother Gaia, she can hoist up whole rows of veggies with ease to make matches and smash obstacles by herself. Yes, it is a mellow match-3 affair like Bejeweled or Candy Crush, but with you controlling a magical rabbit girl as she's pulling vegetables out of the ground. It appears that Princess Farmer will also include a co-op mode where you and a friend can help make matches and break down pesky rocks together, as well as a head-to-head competitive mode.
Aside from this simple-looking gameplay, Princess Farmer is touting a story mode. Something mysterious is happening in the woods, and it is up to our heroine to figure out what. You'll learn about the world around you as you talk and build relationships with the loveable characters including: Mother Gaia, Garlic, Shoppe Keeper Rowan, and even Bot Bunny. There will also be collectible coins that can be used to unlock brand new music tracks and different Hare Dyes (cute) for Princess Farmer to use.
Another major thing that stands out are the expressive character designs and its retro style. Body positivity has come a long way in entertainment, but it's still heartwarming to see a main hero and a mystical supporting character not adhering to ridiculous ideals of feminine beauty. Also seeing Mother Gaia's little pink nose twitch in delight whenever a bunch of matches happens is the kind of subtle touches that make games like Princess Farmer such a relaxing way to play.
Princess Farmer is slated for release in 2021.