Now, You’re Really a Shopkeeper on the Go
With a game about shopkeeping by day and traversal at night, there’s no better console than the hybrid console. Today, 11 Bit Studios has announced that their twist on RPG storytelling, Moonlighter, is available for the Nintendo Switch.
Have you ever played an RPG? Of course, you have. Every role-playing experience has that NPC who sells the player some unique collection of items, whether it be swords, staffs, legendary trinkets, potions, or any other convenience. Imagine a game where you got to play as that shopkeeper, a game that explained how the shopkeeper obtained those items. Well, that’s Moonlighter.
You play as the shopkeeper, Will, living in the humble village of Rynoka. By day, Will sells fantastic wares to the adventurers who wander into his shop. Moonlighter starts with a change to the routine. A short supply of fantastical equipment means you must venture out at night, to the dark realms and dimensions littered with RPG items to sell. To that end, you may discover several unique features in this indie gem:
- Shopkeeping! Put items on sale, set their price carefully, manage gold reserves, recruit assistants and upgrade the shop. Be careful though— some shady individuals may want to steal your precious wares!
- Fighting with style! Masterful control of your weapons, critical timing, careful positioning, and an understanding of your enemies and environment are crucial to your survival. How you battle your enemies is up to you.
- Meeting villagers! Get to know your neighbors as you restore the prosperity of this small commercial hamlet. Help establish new businesses and watch them grow in the idyllic community of Rynoka.
- Crafting, enchanting, and looting! Interact with the villagers to craft new armor and weapons, and enchant existing equipment. Also, collect valuable items from exotic civilizations!
Moonlighter is available for the Nintendo Switch, today, digitally for $24.99 USD and at retail for $34.99 USD. If you’re in the market for more wares, you can pick up the Signature Edition that includes—as you may have guessed—the dev signatures. Until next time,
SOURCE: Press Release