Co-publishers PID Games and META Publishing, and developer 1 M Bits Horde have announced Spirit of the Island is coming to consoles this month.
Spirit of the Island is coming to Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, PS4, and PS5 on October 19th.
The life simulation game was originally released for PC via Steam early access back in March 2022, and hit full release later that year.
Here’s a rundown on the game, plus a new trailer:
There’s an old tradition running in your homeland: to become an adult and complete the coming-of-age ritual, you must go on a journey of discovery. Your adventure begins on a distant island, deep in a tropical Archipelago. What was once a prosperous tourist destination is now a shade of its former glory: and it’s your job to bring it back to life! Explore the Archipelago, meet the locals, and lend them a hand to restore the tourist paradise… while you try to uncover the mysteries of your past!
SETTLING IN A NEW PLACE
Your island life will be a busy one, so grab your tools and let’s get started! First things first: you’ll need a source of food, a place to spend the night in, and some resources to build a farm and kickstart your tropical journey. So what are you waiting for — time to explore your lands!
A PLETHORA OF ACTIVITIES
There’s plenty to do in Spirit of the Island! No matter how you choose to spend your time, you will gain experience and improve your skills, unlock new recipes, explore, do animal husbandry, and become more efficient at everything you do, which will make your life simulation easier.
Spirit of the Island features 10 unique skills, such as farming, mining, foraging, social, crafting, and even fishing, which comes as its own special mini-game. Will you become a true master of all?
YOUR JOURNEY TO A TOURIST PARADISE
Make your island not only a welcoming home but also a booming tourist paradise searching for coral on the sand of the island, with fancy shops and landmarks. The more tourists you get, the better your economy will be, which is a crucial step to funding your journeys to the faraway Islands. But how do you please them all, and what do you sell in your stores? That’s where your skills will come in handy! Sell local produce; open museums to display the treasure and secrets you uncover on your adventures. We bet some of your visitors could even buy a couple of quality wooden planks, so do your best to improvise!
THE BEST TRIP EVER
Each tourist will have a chance to love your Island so much that they’ll decide to stay, adding to the Town’s population. This part is crucial since you can hire them to do various things for you, such as tending to your shops and helping you maintain the Island. So do your best to make their trip a fantastic one!
THE POWER OF TWO
One of the main features of Spirit of the Island is a 2-player cooperative mode, where you can do… everything together! You will have all single-player mode features (even quests) available in online play, and it will also feature its own unique adventure. SOTI also features Resource Sharing, meaning that you can bring some of the resources you find over to your own multiplayer campaign — how cool is that? Do farming, grow crops and make delicious dishes, build a store and sell your produce to tourists, explore the vast Archipelago to find treasure, and discover the secrets of the tropical paradise! So invite your friend and start your coop journey right now!
VAST TROPICAL ARCHIPELAGO
Spirit of the Island features 14 unique explorable islands, each with its own fauna, secrets, and dangers. Information on who – or what – inhabits these islands has been lost to history, but you will find mysterious caves guarded by ancient creatures — are you brave enough to explore them and uncover the mysteries within? Doing so will net you neat rewards and help you proceed toward your final goal: revealing the secret of your past.
THE LOCAL COMMUNITY
The Archipelago is bustling with life! Meet more than 14 unique characters, each with its own distinct traits and quirks. And yes, there are romance options as well! Depending on your personality, you’ll be able to romance and marry different NPCs and hold a grandiose wedding in the end! Do the social interactions with the ones you like and you will learn more about this or that character. You never know what is inside of it.
AN EVENTFUL LIFE
One of the unique features of Spirit of the Island is events — a series of recurring occurrences happening through each in-game year (4 months). They will come in various forms: from NPCs’ birthdays and Ocean Day — a traditional Holiday to celebrate the birth of the Ocean — to your own unique events. There’s always something fun happening in Town, so check your calendar often!
Character customization is at your service if you decided to change your personality as you play and there is no need to start everything from the beginning.