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Get Cozy in Aka, Launching December 15th for Switch and PC

Aka Artwork

At the Nintendo Indie World Showcase, publisher Neowiz and developer Cosmo Gatto shared the official release date of Aka, a cozy open-world game about a retired warrior red panda who is simply living his life to the fullest.

Catch the official trailer that premiered at the Indie World Showcase below:

You can build your own shelter, craft things from scratch, feed baby dragons, and eventually run into the ghosts of your past while living the best life as an adorable red panda in Aka. The game also boasts an attractive art style apart from its relaxing gameplay. I mean, you’re an irresistible red panda taking a nap on top of a capybara; what more can you ask for? This is the retirement of my dreams.

Overview of Aka

War is over. An old friend is inviting you to his island to live a peaceful life.

Bring back fauna and flora to this paradise that shows scars of the past.

The world

Explore different islands, from snowy mountains to tropical forests, with their secret areas to explore.

  • Pine tree island

Mainly inspired by the South-west of France, this island shows scenery that evokes Europe. There is also a village (accessible via the water-train) where you can meet more characters and play mini-games.

  • Maple tree island

Smallest but highest island, inspired by Canadian landscapes.

  • Bamboo island

Inspired by East Asia, it is the most varied environment; beaches, cherry trees, a snowy volcano, and its famous hot springs!

  • Palm tree island

A tropical dream inspired by South Asia and South America, with its turquoise beaches, cloud forest, and giant rodents.

Key Features

Gardening

The player is invited to grow plants, from flowers to vegetables. The farming system is inspired by permaculture, where associations (garden design) and wild animals play a role.

Construction

It is possible to craft shelter, tools, clothes, or various props. It can help solve quests or just be for a decorative purpose. You will need to gather materials, find objects or win them while doing quests.

Relaxation

Relaxing in hot springs with monkeys, watching clouds while listening to the ocean waves, or taking a nap on a giant Capybara… These activities are fun but not useless because it increases your “happiness.”

Narrative quests

Aka isn’t a linear game. You can choose when and how you decide to help the NPC (if you choose to help them). However, only then will you be able to explore every corner, learn about your past, and maybe… find inner peace.

Mini-games

A few mini-games will be available; make the sled, marble maze… their number is yet to be defined.


On December 15th, Aka will be made available digitally on the Nintendo eShop for the Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam. Download and play the free demo on Steam to get a comfy feel of what’s to come.

Stay tuned to RPGFan for all updates of Aka in the future.

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Tin Manuel

Tin Manuel

Tin is a Graphic Designer by the day & an adventurer in whatever game she is playing at night. She gets giddy talking about JRPG games, new releases, and loves almost every female protagonist. She loves animals but has a great fondness towards pugs & shibas. She’s forgetful at times but she will never forget Aerith’s death in 480p.

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