The Life Sim RPG Spirit of the Island did exceptionally well when it was first released for PC via Steam in March 2022. The game now appears to be carrying the same momentum to the Nintendo Switch, as the developers have revealed that the game will be released for Switch soon.
Spirit of the Island begins with players showing up on a desolate island that was once teaming with tourists. It now falls on the players to investigate the history of the island and the cause of its demise in order to restore it to its former glory. You must explore the archipelago and interact with the residents to restore the splendor. As you progress through the game, you will uncover mysteries and secrets about the island’s past.
The game comes packed with exciting stuff, be it mining, foraging, farming, or fishing, each having its own mini-game. However, that’s not the extent of the activities included in the game. In addition, you can also sell local produce and set up museums to display the secrets and treasures you discover throughout your journey. Furthermore, Spirit of the Island offers a total of ten skills.
The best thing about Spirit of the Island is that it includes various events that occur throughout each in-game year. For instance, the game will keep track of the characters’ birthdays and other such events, including Ocean Day, commemorating the ocean’s birth, and whatnot. This particular feature sets Spirit of the Island apart from traditional Life Sim RPGs.
Spirit of the Island also supports co-op, allowing up to two friends to join in on the fun. If you prefer multiplayer, you can play all single-player modes and quests in co-op. Furthermore, the co-op mode supports Resource sharing. This feature allows players to transfer some of the resources to their multiplayer campaign.
Although 1M Bits Horde and Meta Publishing have announced that the game will be coming to Nintendo Switch, no release window has been announced yet. In addition, the game will also launch for Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, and PS5.