Chucklefish, the publishers of the life-dominating life and farming simulator Stardew Valley, have a new magic inspired sim title on the way. Formally known as Spellbound, the game is now officially going by the name Witchbrook.
Finn Brice, CEO of Chucklefish, took to Twitter this morning to announce the news. He did so with an art image that appears to show off the wizarding school within the game. Perhaps potions class specifically:
However, just because the developers have announced an official title for their game, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s coming to us anytime soon:
Just so everyone knows, Witchbrook is still quite a way off, but we wanted to get the real name out there and include you all more.
— Tiy (@Tiyuri) March 14, 2018
Per the tweet above, Witchbrook won’t be launching on PC for some time. However, we’ll hopefully be getting more details trickled out to us as Brice stated he wants to involve the fans a bit more.
Chucklefish’s CEO stated last year that Witchbrook was essentially Stardew Valley crossed with Harry Potter. Which is one hell of a combination. Though Brice says that “the magical world we’re creating is very unlike Hogwarts. Magic in this world is very practical.”
The publisher stated that the primary goal of Witchbrook is to get your character through magic school. However, much like Chucklefish’s other darling Stardew Valley, there will be numerous daily tasks you’ll need to accomplish to succeed.
You could be responsible for caring for crops and creatures or spend your time in the game’s forest dungeon searching for loot. The latter of which features “retro action” inspired by The Legend of Zelda. But with wands and magic instead of bows and swords.
Nerd Much’s Liz Bernstein wrote up a pretty extensive feature on Witchbrook (when it was still Spellbound) earlier this month. Give it a read here to learn all about the next Chucklefish title that is sure to dominate our lives.
No targeted release window has been announced by the developers. But they have confirmed it’s being developed for PC. Other consoles are a possibility, with the Switch being a likely destination.