NIS America has shared new English-language screenshots for Birthdays the Beginning.
Featured above as well as below, the new screenshots mostly go over the core features in the upcoming sandbox evolutionary simulator, created by Harvest Moon creator Yasuhiro Wada.
Here’s a rundown on the core features, via NIS America:
One of the features of the game is the “Challenge Mode” where you are given a set amount of years and special conditions to accomplish a challenging task, like creating and capturing a plesiosaurus or the infamous tyrannosaurus rex.
In Birthdays the Beginning, you accumulate dozens of items throughout the game to alter the topography, temperature, and moisture – but one of the more interesting items is the Mysterious Glass Jar. This item saves the genetic information of an organism and let’s you decide when and where to convert it back into an organism. What will happen when you force a creature into a habitat it’s not accustomed to?
With almost 300 unique creatures to capture, you will find yourself constantly reshaping your world and creating new environments and conditions for life, even if it means eliminating an entire species to do so.
Birthdays the Beginning is launching for PlayStation 4 on January 19th in Japan, and for both PlayStation 4 and PC via Steam on May 9th in North America and May 12th in Europe.