Birthdays the Beginning, the new game from Harvest Moon creator Yasuhiro Wada, will launch for PlayStation 4 and PC via Steam in North America and Europe in early 2017, publisher NIS America announced.
Originally a PS4 exclusive only in Japan, Birthdays will be getting both a digital and physical release (for the PS4), and will come with text in English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish.
First time hearing about Birthdays the Beginning? No worries — here’s everything you need to know:
From the creator of Harvest Moon, Mr. Yasuhiro Wada (Toybox Inc.), comes Birthdays the Beginning: a new sandbox game in which players create cube-shaped worlds that give rise to diverse and unique lifeforms. With careful experimentation, players can shape the geography and alter the temperature of each world to create the conditions for life and witness the birth of an entire ecosystem!
- A World All Your Own – Create any world you can imagine! From staggering mountains and sprawling forests to a deep sea dotted with islands, there’s no limit to your creations.
- Life from the Beginning – Discover the history of everything as you foster life of all shapes and sizes – from single-celled organisms to complex multicellular life, including plants, mammals, dinosaurs, and more!
- Cultivate Your Imagination – Imagine, Experiment, Create! Shape your planet and decide how plant and animal life evolves. No two planets will ever be truly alike.
Birthdays the Beginning is being developed by Arc System Works. A price point has not been revealed.
Looks like my type of world building simulator — if not purely for the dinos.
Tyler Fischer is a Senior Writer for MONG who plays video games when he’s not busy researching alien conspiracy theories at 2AM. You can find him on Twitter.