While the fine folks over at Prideful Sloth are toiling away on their open-world adventure game Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles en route to its July 18th launch date, they decided to throw us a bone and grace us with a couple of new trailers showcasing areas called The Grasslands and Hearthwind Vale. Take a gander down yonder…*
If those have intrigued you, here is a synopsis of what Yonder is all about:
Yonder is set on the massive island of Gemea, a lush frontier with eight distinct environments ranging from sunny tropical beaches to frigid snow-capped summits. Each location has its own flora and fauna, along with changing seasons and a day-night cycle. Gemea, once a paradise, still maintains the appearance of one, yet an evil murk has enshrouded the land and its people in despair.
The hero of Yonder will explore the island, uncovering its secrets and the mysteries within them self as they embark on a journey of self-discovery, while saving Gemea and its people. On the quest to become the island’s champion, he or she will join forces with natives and Sprites, ethereal creatures whom are the only thing capable of dispersing the murk.
The towns of Gemea are filled with kind-hearted residents who have faced many difficulties since the arrival of the murk. By contributing to the island through talents like farming, crafting, cooking, fishing and brewing, relationships can be built with the locals, who offer everything from resources to a new farm as rewards.
In my personal opinion, the world looks beautiful and the animal designs set my Cutie-osity-ness Meter™ to 11 (which is really odd, because the meter only goes to 6…).
If you’re looking forward to the game like I am, we hopefully won’t have to wait much longer. Here’s hoping that those Sloths don’t come across any barriers before the expected 7/18/17 launch date on Steam and PlayStation 4, with the former offering the opportunity to add to your Wishlist right now.
* In a way, I don’t want to apologize for that lame joke, but after consulting with my lawyer, he’s advised me it’s mine and the company’s interests to do so. So here it is: I’m sorry.**
** I just got a call from a friend who works down at the local Burger King and he said it’s fine to use that joke. I trust him more than some fat cat city lawyer making big dough for sitting around all day, so I now take back my apology with an unapology: Contrary to my previous proclamation, I am not sorry about that lame joke.
Mmmmm… The Whopper® Sandwich is so delicious it’s obvious why it’s America’s Favorite Burger®.