The developers from Prideful Sloth studio have released two short trailers for Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles, their upcoming open-world adventure game. The videos showcase Grasslands and Hearthwind Vale, two of the game’s eight environments, along with their inhabitants and some landmarks.
The Grasslands are vast plains peppered with farms, fishing huts and windmills. They are home to grass foxes (wiener-dog versions of foxes, basically), and groffles (somewhere between a buffalo and a moose). Hearthwind Vale, on the other hand, is a highland with a lot of interesting rock formations and a fairly large town. It is home to fabbits, which are… well, really large, really fat rabbits.
In case you’re not familiar with the game, it’s being touted as an open world adventure in which you’ll travel to the island of Gemea, explore, investigate and help the locals with their many problems. There will be eight environments to explore, and your ultimate goal will be to gather sprites, which can help disperse the darkness shrouding the island. You’ll aid the Gemeans by using your farming, cooking, crafting and fishing skills to help the community prosper.
If we wanted to make a lazy comparison, we’d say it looks like a crossover between Zelda and Harvest Moon. There seems to be no combat, at least from what we’ve seen in the trailers so far. Just traipsing about, exploring places, making friends and growing organic produce. It looks like a happy game, and those are few and far between.
Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles is going to be released on July 18th, on PC and Playstation 4. You can already preorder it on console in Europe and Oceania, if you’re into that kind of thing. It will cost you around $25, give or take (depends on the conversion rate).