With the Australian developers Prideful Sloth releasing Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles today, you wouldn’t expect to hear news of the child friendly adventure coming to another console. While the team didn’t have anything official to announce, a listing on the European ratings system (PEGI) hinted at a possible Xbox One version of the game. At the moment the title is only available on PS4 and PC with no hint from the devs of a possible Microsoft iteration.
The game plays like a weird hybrid of Minecraft and the Legend of Zelda and Harvest Moon except without combat. This isn’t surprising as the title is aimed towards kids (to go back to the PEGI rating, it labelled 3 years and up) and is meant for of an exploratory experience. In the open-world setting you’ll fish, farm, craft, and generally take in the 8 different locations around you such as a grassy valley or tropical beaches. You’ll also develop relationships with wide array of NPCs who are looking for help and are looking to help you.
And if you’re curious about the story, Prideful Sloth summarized the game as:
“Yonder is set on the vast island of Gemea, a lush frontier with eight distinct environments ranging from tropical beaches to snow-capped summits… once a paradise, [it] still maintains the appearance of one, yet an evil murk has enshrouded the land and its people in despair… On a quest to become the island’s champion, you join forces with Sprites, creatures who are the only thing capable of dispersing the murk, to save Gemea and its people.”
For now Xbox One owners will have to wait and see if there’s any truth behind the listing on PEGI’s website. But for PS4 and PC owners Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles is available now for $24.99 USD. And for now Steam users can get an extra 20% off until July 24th. You can always check out the launch trailer if you’re curious to learn more about the whimsical title.