Munster Harvest

As someone with a soft spot for both pixel art and farming sims, I fell in love with Monster Harvest the second I laid eyes on its goofy, blocky sprites. In fact, this ended up on Half-Glass Gaming’s list of most anticipated games of 2021. The thing is, I wasn’t sure it was going to even come out this year, but I really hoped it would.

As it turns out, it’s arriving earlier than I’d expected. Publisher Merge Games has just announced that Monster Harvest will see a May 13 launch date on Nintendo Switch eShop and Steam. It will also arrive on Xbox One and PS4 on June 3, and physical editions are due out in the first part of June (June 4 in Europe and June 8 in the United States).

At first, your life in Monster Harvest‘s Planimal Point sounds pretty standard for a farm sim (which isn’t a bad thing), but eventually you’ll mutate your crops, creating Planimals (half-plant, half-animal, in case that wasn’t clear). You can even take these Planimals into battle with you.

Do you like features? Well, I’ve got a list of them here, straight from the press release:

  • Farm with mutants! Use magical slimes to mutate the crops you grow on your farm.
  • Collectible Planimal companions! Some slimes mutate your crops into Planimals! 
  • Take your loyal companions into battle as you look to save Planimal Point from the Evil SlimeCo.  
  • Three unique seasons: Dry, Wet, and Dark – Strange weather and seasons shift what you can grow.
  • Venture into the town of Planimal Point – Discover the people and creatures that live there, build relationships to gain discounts in stores.
  • Craft dozens of items for your farm and your house.

If you want to learn more, you can check out the Monster Harvest trailer below.

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