We've invested a lot of our hope of ever being able to feel true happiness again in Mineko's Night Market, an ethereal slice of life that could take a shot at the feel-good GOAT that is Stardew Valley. It FINALLY has a release date: embark on a heartwarming adventure in a superstitious town where the locals revere cats as gods on 26th October on PS5 and PS4.

We've wanted to immerse ourselves in this whimsical world of cats since it was first revealed years ago, originally meant to come out back in 2019. Physical editions will be available at retail in North America and Europe for those who want something tangible to sink their claws into, as well. Mineko's Night Market plays host to all kinds of fun times, with key features including:

  • Play and compete in a variety of Night Market games like themed parades, cat racing, and stage performances.
  • Solve puzzles, evade nosy Agents, and sneak into locked areas with various disguises.
  • Craft peculiar items with the resources you find around the world through a variety of work-bench mini-games.
  • Befriend and barter with dozens of townsfolk at the weekly Night Market to sell almost anything you make and find.
  • Hours of exploration and four seasons to experience across the vast island of Mt. Fugu.

What do you think of Mineko's Night Market? Are you ready to enter a world in which cats reign supreme? Make that freaky clicking sound cats do when they think they can get their sadistic paws on an unsuspecting bird in the comments section below.

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