During Microsoft’s E3 conference last year, Thunder Lotus Games revealed Spiritfarer, a game in which players take on the role of Stella the ferry master. She is no ordinary ferry master as her passengers are the deceased and her role is to get them to the afterlife. During the voyage, you care for these spirits and meet their needs until it is time for them to depart. Now, Thunder Lotus has released a gameplay teaser for the title.
The footage shows Stella and Daffodil the cat, who can be played as in co-op mode, finding resources and interacting with the passengers including feeding them, hugging them, and in one case shearing a sheep. Miguel got some time with Spiritfarer at E3 and this is what he had to say:
Speaking on the length of these adventures, Dubè shared that “we’re still really early [in development], but somewhere inbetween 20 and 30 hours for the main quests, [and then we’ll] have like 100 hours of extra stuff.”
When I asked what kind of extra stuff that the game would have, Dubè answered that they aimed to have a lot of more optional spirits that would act more as side quests. They also aim to have secrets, collectibles, and “all that extra side content to help build up your home, you can really expand it and add different things to [the ship].”
I’m even more excited for the game knowing so much more about what exactly you’re able to do in it. The combination of adventure-game exploration and town management seems incredibly addictive, and the added bonus of kitty co-op and dozens of hours of content is just icing on the cake.
You can read the full preview here. Spiritfarer is expected to release this year on Xbox One, PS4, Switch, and PC.