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2D Sandbox Game “Junk Planet” Announced for Switch

Indie Japanese studio Happinet has announced Junk Planet.

The new 2D sandbox game is coming to Nintendo Switch on March 21st, worldwide. The game will support English, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese language options.

Here’s a rundown on the game:

The game takes place on Junk Planet, a planet that was bombarded with so much junk, it was completely ruined. It’s here that a peculiar pair meet by chance and their story begins.


  • Oni (Player) – Originally a native of Junk Planet, Oni was wandering the planet as a ghost, then was brought back to life in a chance meeting with Warashi.
  • Warashi (Partner) – A child with mysterious powers. In order to expand the area, Warashi brought Oni back to life as a servant.

Gameplay – Clean up junk while bringing plants and creatures to life. Freely reclaim the Junk Planet in this 2D sandbox game.

Key Features:

  • Resurrect the Junk Planet! – Clean up junk, bring plants and creatures to life, help spread water, or uncover dark areas. With many ways to enrich the planet, work to reclaim as much as you can!
  • Expand Your Area! – On Junk Planet, each area is protected by a guardian. Bringing down these guardians and expanding the area is Warashi’s ultimate goal. Reclaim the planet to make these guardians appear.
  • Master Mysterious Powers – Warashi can use mysterious powers, such as creating items from raw materials, changing the use of items, even talking to people far away! By giving Warashi a piggyback, the player can borrow these powers.
  • Enjoy Open-Ended Freedom! – Dig deep into the ground, fight in battles, build buildings, do whatever you want in this open sandbox game!
  • Play with a Friend! – Share a Joy-Con with a friend to play together,one person controls Oni, and the other controls Warashi.
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