Mineko’s Night Market, “a game about crafting crafts, eating eats, and catting cats,” will launch for Switch in addition to the previously announced PC and Mac in 2018, developer Meowza Games announced.
Meowza Games told Gematsu it is “considering other platforms, but launching on Switch, PC, and Mac first with other platforms possibly launching a little while after that… And PS4 and Xbox One are definitely in consideration for the post-launch platforms.”
Here is an overview of the game, via Meowza Games:
Mineko’s Night Market is a game about crafting crafts, eating eats, and catting cats.
You play Mineko, a curious girl who has just arrived at her new home on a struggling superstitious Japanese island overrun by cats at the base of Mount Fugu. The locals on the island worship the sun-cat, Abe. Always thought to be a myth, sightings of the creature began popping up in recent times. Discover the secrets of the town and manage your daily activities by completing various jobs, quests, and resource gathering in preparation for the weekly market. Unlock alternative modes of transportation (buses, bullet trains, and cat carts) to whisk you away to distant areas! Each location will offer special things to do and new townspeople to meet depending on the time of day and season.
After all your hard work during the week collecting resources and crafting odd items of art, trinkets, and toys, sit back and await the townsfolk who are now your prospective customers! When you’re done selling your items, use your newfound wealth in the market itself. Different vendors offer chances to play a variety of mini-games, eat strange culinary delights, and buy collectible collectibles. There are 16 uniquely themed markets every year highlighted by a stage event you can participate in every week from taiko drumming and sumo suit wrestling, to Kabuki theatre and karaoke competitions. The better you do at the market, the bigger and better the market will be, and even attract new residents and celebrity guests!
Of course, you are free to choose how to experience the world. You can strategize the most efficient resource managing/crafting for best market returns, or play casually as you try to make friends with townsfolk, discover the mysteries of the town, or just spend an afternoon meditating in the zen garden.
Mineko’s Night Market is game that celebrates Japanese culture while introducing a heartwarming story about friendship, choices, and cats.
- Explore the village and surrounding areas searching for rare resources and meeting new townsfolk.
- Craft resources into strange items to sell at your market stall.
- Shop for unique gifts and collectibles from dozens of vendors.
- Play a variety of mini-games like cat racing, pachinko, and whack-a-tako.
- Discover the mysteries of the town!
Watch a new trailer below. Visit the game’s official website here.