Stranded Sails: Explorers of the Cursed Islands is scheduled to release on the Xbox One, PS4, and the Nintendo Switch this upcoming October both physically and digitally. The game will also arrive with a special Signature Edition exclusively on the PS4 and Nintendo Switch, which will come with special limited edition features and items.
Merge Games is handling the publishing and distribution of the game on home consoles in collaboration with Lemonbomb Entertainment and Rokapublish.
The announcement of the home console version of the game was accompanied by a brand new trailer, which you can check out below.
Stranded Sails is like a cross between Harvest Moon and The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker.
You’ll start off on an island after a shipwreck takes place. With your wit and bare hands, you’ll have to gather resources, till the soil, plant seeds, and grow your garden.
Use the materials to upgrade your gear, trade with the locals, and acquire equipment so you can eventually go exploring on the island. The gameplay setup is very similar to Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin, insofar that there’s a balance between the slice of life simulation and the adventure and combat mechanics.
Much like Wind Waker, you’ll need to travel between the islands once you’re able to build a boat, explore caves by going spelunking, and engage in paean as you unearth hidden treasures and defeat ancient evils.
The hybrid gameplay mixture takes inspiration from recent popular games like My Time At Portia, but with a dash of Oceanhorn. Visually there’s a cel-shaded, diorama aesthetic for environments and characters, which gives it a similar look to titles like Tequila Works’ RiME.
In addition to launching on home consoles, you can also look for Stranded Sails to launch on the Steam store this fall. So whether you prefer playing on home console or PC, you’re covered.