The last time we wrote about Castaway Paradise, the free-to-play Facebook and iOS game that combines elements of Animal Crossing and Harvest Moon, we said that the game might come to Wii U. That’s right, folks! It’s been a while since Castaway Paradise’s 2014 release, and though it never came out on Wii U (to the chagrin of all five of us who owned one), it’s finally making its way to the Nintendo Switch.
The game has seen re-releases on PS4 and Xbox One in 2018, as well as a Windows launch in 2015. Now, it’s on a Nintendo system for the very first time, and although no release date has been officially mentioned, Harvest Moon fansite Fogu says to expect the game “sometime this spring”.
Castaway Paradise does look an awful lot like Animal Crossing, and the official website even has the tagline “it’s like Animal Crossing!” but apparently Nintendo isn’t bothered. Maybe the seven years it took to bring the game to Switch were spent assuring Nintendo that they’re not trying to poach their customers?
So, what do you think? Worth a look, or just an AC clone? Let us know in the comments.