Disney Dreamlight Valley gameplay shown ahead of release date

disney dreamlight valley

Gameloft has shared an in-depth look at what players will be getting up to in Disney Dreamlight Valley when it launches later this year.

The vibrant life sim has a lot in common with the similarly named Stardew Valley as well as Animal Crossing: New Horizons with players building their own homes, gathering resources, and partaking in various mini-games.

Of course, the big attraction here is the Disney name. Dreamlight Valley will play host to growing number of familiar characters plucked from all your favourite Disney and Pixar movies. This includes both heroes and villains, both new and old, each with their own storyline set within this crossover game.

Disney Dreamlight Valley Overview

Disney Dreamlight Valley is a hybrid between a life-sim and an adventure game rich with quests, exploration, and engaging activities featuring Disney and Pixar friends, both old and new.

Once an idyllic land, Dreamlight Valley was a place where Disney and Pixar characters lived in harmony—until the Forgetting. Night Thorns grew across the land and severed the wonderful memories tied to this magical place. With nowhere else to go, the hopeless inhabitants of Dreamlight Valley retreated behind locked doors in the Dream Castle.

Now it’s up to you to discover the stories of this world and bring the magic back to Dreamlight Valley!

Key Features

  • Live Magically – Garden with WALL-E, cook with Remy or kick back and fish with Goofy. You’ll start your adventure in the Valley, but your journey will take you to infinity… and beyond!
  • Restore the Valley to its Former Glory – Free the Dream Castle from the insidious grip of the Forgetting, and unlock unique Realms of well-loved Disney and Pixar characters.
  • Discover the Secrets of the Valley – Unlock new areas and reveal hidden intentions on your journey to solve the mystery of the Forgetting.
  • Embark on an Adventure – Brave the deepest caverns as you take on challenges from iconic Disney heroes and villains–who knows who, or what… you might discover.
  • Friend or Foe—It’s Up to You to Decide – From beautiful princesses to nefarious villains, every Dreamlight Valley resident brings their own story arc, quests, and rewards.
  • Forge Friendships with Disney and Pixar Characters – Meet up in daily hangouts and make friends with some of your favorite Disney and Pixar characters.
  • Express Your Disney Style – Bring out your inner princess, villain, or Disney bounder! Assemble unique outfits to express your Disney style, and create your own designs with the Touch of Magic tool.
  • Make the Valley Your Own – Build the perfect neighborhood with a fully customizable layout, creative landscaping, and thousands of decorative items.
  • Find Yourself at Home – Unleash your creativity and customize a home of your own with items and furnishings inspired by Disney and Pixar worlds.
  • A Game in Constant Evolution – New content means that there’s always something fresh to explore. Be sure to dream your way back to Dreamlight Valley regularly to discover new adventures!

Disney Dreamlight Valley will enter early access on September 6, 2022, and will be available for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC. A free-to-play version is planned for release some time in 2023.

Source: Press Release

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