Disney Dreamlight Valley, Gameloft’s free-to-play farm life simulation, will launch as an early access game on September 6. , but it will also be available on Xbox, PlayStation and Switch platforms. The game allows each player to create a character and live as the titular Valley dweller, where, rather than Isabelle, KK Slider and Tom Nook, neighbors can be famous faces such as Ariel, Buzz Lightyear and Aladdin .
The release date came as part of the June 28 Nintendo Mini-Direct, which featured several announcements from third-party partners. You can see many of the game’s colorful mechanics and scenes in action below in this release date trailer.
GameSpot was recently able to experience an hour of Disney’s Dreamlight Valley. Sandbox mechanics like gardening and customizing your home and wardrobe, combined with the added twist of story missions that will see you recruit new Disney/Pixar heroes and villains to the neighborhood, seem like create an exciting mix. You can read more about that in our full Disney Dreamlight Valley preview.
The Early Access launch will include an optional Founders Pack, which Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members will receive as an added benefit of their membership, though the contents of that pack are yet to be revealed. Gameloft says the early access period will last about a year before the game launches in its 1.0 state in 2023.
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