Heck yeah, another game about sedate pastoral life! We know that there have been a few lately, but we just can’t get enough of them. Cozy Grove is the newest game from Spry Fox, who you may recognise from hit mobile games Alphabear and Triple Town, and it takes a lot of inspiration from Animal Crossing.
Much like New Horizons, you’re on an island, with a colourful cast of characters, but the twist is that they’re all dead. Not in a spooky, haunted way – you’re a Spirit Scout, and it’s your job to help these ghosts in their afterlives. By decorating, crafting, and renovating the area, you can bring colour back to the world.
Switch players will get exclusive content for the game if they pre-order Cozy Grove from the eShop: the Ghost Bear Outfit, the Mr. Kit Outfit, and a Cherry Blossom Dress.
The developers note that the game was designed to be a game that you can “comfortably settle into”, and while they estimate that the story campaign will take 40+ hours to play through, they don’t want people to feel like they have to play for eight hours a day to get everything out of the game.
“We want Cozy Grove to become a delightful ritual that you look forward to every day, and for it to remain that way for many weeks, months and possibly even years.
When everything else in your life might be chaotic, Cozy Grove will hopefully be a place you can predictably and regularly find a bit of joy.”
– David Edery, Spry Fox CEO
So, there you have it – Cozy Grove has lots of cozy, and probably plenty of grove, too. The game comes to the Nintendo Switch eShop on the 8th April, and pre-orders will be available from the 25th March.