My wishlist is already overflowing with “Stardew Valley, however” video games, however I’ve made room for yet one more one: the Stardew-but-Sailor-Moon game known as Fields of Mistria. This excessively cute farm and life sim remains to be in improvement however I am already smitten with its ’90s anime-inspired character designs.

Fields of Mistria calls itself a “religious successor to the farm-sim RPGs of the late ’90s & onward,” presumably that means Harvest Moon video games, which had been after all a significant inspiration for our trendy touchstone Stardew Valley. And yup, you possibly can positively see the unique SNES Harvest Moon love in these chunky cow designs. Mistria’s different ’90s inspiration is the magical woman anime of the time. These character proportions and their tiny little mouths are clear sailor scout callbacks.

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It appears to in any other case be checking off each field within the trendy farmlife sim playbook with farming, fishing, a city in want of revitalization (after an earthquake), animals to breed, seasons, festivals, and marriage. Notably, it is also bought a cave system with fight and puzzles inside. I’ve discovered fight to be the one little bit of Stardew Valley that different members of the farm sim household tree are most definitely to put aside, so it is good to see Mistria going for it. 

The builders have thus far revealed 9 of the 12 complete marriage candidates, who you could find over on the Fields of Mistria web site, and naturally they too are simply dripping with the ’90s anime hand poses and colourful hair of the classics. Not less than three of them are sporting cloaks and one is rocking the ‘jacket draped over shoulders with out the arms on’ factor. That is the good things. 

Oh, and the magical woman homage does not cease with character designs. Mistria additionally has magical skills that you would be able to be taught to make your life on the farm simpler like calling forth rain to water your crops.

Fields of Mistria does not have a launch date but, however I am hoping that is the subsequent factor it will announce after these final three marriage candidates. Within the meantime, you could find and wishlist it over on Steam.

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