Chucklefish has been in the spotlight for the last couple of months, as fans anticipate the arrival of Stardew Valley to the Switch. It seems that while they have been hard at work on porting the fan favorite, they also have something else of their sleeve.
Earlier today, Chucklefish CEO and Designer Finn Brice posted a screenshot of the concept for his next game.
SDV still in testing, no news yet. Thought this sneak peak might tide you over. We've learned a lot of lessons from working with Stardew. pic.twitter.com/EcabZ8DGb7
— Tiy (@Tiyuri) August 31, 2017
In a conversation with PC Gamer, Brice revealed the game, which is tentatively being referred to as Spellbound, is “an RPG/Sim set in a magic school, something like Stardew Valley meets Harry Potter.”
Alongside the post, a trailer surrounding the games art style was also revealed. Heavily inspired by Stardew Valley’s 16-bit style, the Spellbound art trailer reveals the game is laced with far more vivid colors and threw in a few more “bits” for good measure.
The art style demonstration also features a Witch character named Adria, accompanied by the tagline of “Personally, I’m spellbound.”
Very little is known about the product currently, but speculation dictates that players will be put into the role of students, living out their Harry Potter fantasy. The game will feature classes that players will be tasked with attending, a day and night cycle and, of course, dating.
It’s been noted that Spellbound, if it is even called that in the end, is still in the early stages of development. No due date or development cycle has been revealed at this point, so don’t hold your breath for a release date anytime soon.
I for one can’t wait for potions class, battling with magic wands, and finding wizardly love to rival that of Ron and Hermione. For more information, as well as updates on Chucklefish’s new IP, be sure to check back to the site for all of you other Nerdy News and Needs.