Over a month after its release, Animal Crossing: New Horizons is still far and away the most talked-about video game on social media. The impact its had during these uncertain times is astronomical, but unfortunately, there’s nothing quite like it on PlayStation 4. Developer Soda Den is trying to change that with Roots of Pacha, an experience which takes the laidback vibes of the Nintendo Switch exclusive and puts it in the stone age. What’s more, it’s coming to PlayStation 5 alongside a current-gen release in 2021.
Hinted at in the announcement trailer above, Roots of Pacha is all about building a village that will stand the test of time. You’ll need to gather and farm vegetables from the surrounding area of your camp, befriend and domesticate animals, and fish for aquatic life rather than eggs. Curse you, Zipper. Anyway, you’ll also be able to develop friendships with those around you and invite friends to join your clan. Customisation also plays a part as both your character and the village itself can be tweaked to your liking. We don’t know if Roots of Pacha will have its own Tom Nook and Isabelle — the stone age isn’t exactly known for debt and loans.
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