Merge Games and RainyGames have teamed up to bring the narrative-driven farming and life sim SunnySide to Nintendo Switch.
After purchasing your first plot of land in an ageing post town in the heart of the Japanese countryside, it is up to you to create a homestead that you can be proud of.
With elements of combat and exploration “sprinkled in,” you will have the chance to build your new life and modernise your farming experience by growing crops, caring for livestock and using technology to tend to your farm while you are elsewhere.
You can build the life that you want – from your avatar, homestead and phone screen to your buildings, layouts and decorations – as you become a part of the community in which you will form new bonds, join groups, attend events and have the chance to find someone special to spend your days with.
“We are excited to be partnering with the talented team at RainyGames to publish SunnySide for PC and consoles,” explains Merge Games product manager Callum Ayers. “We were instantly drawn to this charming and unique farming sim and knew that this would be a perfect title for our fans and fits perfectly with our portfolio of engaging titles for 2022.”
RainyGames co-founder and producer Sydney Stockdale adds: “Here at RainyGames, we couldn’t be more excited to be working with Merge. They bring an incredible amount of industry knowledge and experience to the table! But beyond that, on a personal level, they have been an absolute joy to work with. Merge has been so supportive of our goals and vision for SunnySide, and that kind of support is a huge blessing. We’re really excited to see what the future will bring!”
The publisher has outlined the game’s key features as below:
- A Deep Farming Sim – Grow crops: fruit & veg plants, trees, herbs, flowers and teas. Tend to nine types of farm animals to create products for your farm.
- Build the Perfect Homestead – Bringing the classic farming sim into the 21st century, utilize technology to take care of your tedious tasks; solar panels, electric water pumps, contemporary food production machines and more.
- Begin Your Journey – Undertake a journey of self-discovery in the local cave systems: exploring and engaging in combat to unlock new areas of the map.
- Solidify Your Bonds – With both friendship and romance options available, hang out and spend time with your friends 1-on-1 or in group settings. Accumulate friendship points and take on additional Harmony Quests.
SunnySide will release at retail and digitally on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide in 2022.