The highly anticipated game Coral Island has received an Early Access release date in the fall for gamers to experience after the new trailer.
Coral Island is being developed by Stairway Games and published by Humble Games – the company behind the popular Humble Bundles charity. Coral Island aims to make a unique twist on the simulation genre popularized by titles like Animal Crossing and Stardew Valley and has caused a lot of excitement among fans of the genre since. when it was announced.
Coral Island is an island simulation game, where players will participate in many of the main activities of this genre. Players can grow crops, raise livestock, decorate their homes, participate in town events, and get to know the locals. Coral Island brings a dramatic twist to the genre, as the water surrounding the island is polluted. The player must use a special underwater vacuum cleaner to clean the ocean floor while befriending Merfolk and improve water quality. At this time, no official release date for the final version of Coral Island has been announced.
However, an exclusive gameplay trailer for Coral Island was released by IGN, announcing an Early Access release date. The trailer is short, running at just 30 seconds, but gives viewers a little taste of what they can expect from the upcoming title. The trailer also shows some small snippets of farming, socialization, and water play, ending with an ominous trailer about a corporation called Pufferfish arriving on the island. Coral Island Early Access will arrive on October 11 of this year.
Receiving a specific release date for Coral Island is sure to excite many players, especially fans of other simulation titles like Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Coral Island started appearing on Kickstarter in February 2021, where the game was fully funded in just 36 hours. Since then, the developers have released numerous updates on the game’s alpha state, creating particular excitement for the colorful NPC lineup that will be part of the game’s world upon release. Regular posts on Twitter have encouraged fans to share fan artwork of the possible cast of characters at Coral Island, plus the development team regularly hosts art contests arts for the community.
While this Early Access announcement has certainly caused a lot of excitement, it’s important for fans to be aware of these early release limitations. While the final version of Coral Island promises to be an expanded simulation experience, the Early Access version will certainly lack the features that will be part of the final release. Even so, a specific date for players to get their first Coral Island experience is welcome.
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