The official title of Chucklefish’s upcoming wizard sim is WitchBrook.
According previous comments from Brice, WitchBrook can be described as a “Stardew Valley meets Harry Potter” wizard sim that also draws inspiration from Garth Nix’s Old Kingdom series, Harvest Moon, the animated works of Studio Ghibli, and even a bit from Steven Universe.
While the game’s primary objective will be to complete magic school, there will also be plenty of other activities, including battling in a forest and taking care of various creatures. Brice likened the combat in WitchBrook to classic Zelda games, but instead of using a sword, players will have spells at their disposal.
WitchBrook is currently only slated for release on PC, but the studio is entertaining the possibility of bringing the game to Nintendo Switch.
Chucklefish is the publisher behind behind Stardew Valley, which, according to IGN’s review, “beautifully combines farm simulation with RPG elements to create an intriguing, absorbing rural world.” A multiplayer update is currently in the works for the farming sim, and according to Stardew Valley creator Eric Barone, it’s currently in the QA phase.
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