The Disney themed version of Gameloft Animal Crossing hasn’t been in early access for long, but the life simulator looks poised to take over the world already. It helps that there is so much more Disney Dreamlight Valley content coming from the pike, according to today’s announcement at the big D23 Expo.
Sometime in the fall of 2022, dream light players will say goodbye to Woody, Buzz and Andy’s room in a new content update. And yes, they will be true to size which means they are small. From the trailer, it looks like you too will be shrunk to ant size during the story portion of the update. My favorite bits, however, are the apparent new clothing options. You can wear Woody’s ensemble, which is equipped with a giant pull-out drawstring, although it has absolutely no function. Fashion!
While it’s technically a larger Disney-themed fan event, D23 also highlights the latest developments in the world of mouse house video games. Friday’s Premiere Stage was a full showcase for Marvel and Disney games, and if that wasn’t already clear The world’s largest entertainment company previously went all-in on video gamesit should be now.
In case of Disney Dreamlight Valleywell the game was already in pretty good shape to start with. The slice-of-life sim syncs to real-time and lets your favorite Disney characters move in with you on an island that you can lavishly decorate. But not like Animal Crossing, Dreamlight Valley is more of a full-fledged RPG where you can farm, craft and do elaborate quests. Through light-hearted, clever dialogue, characters manage to both surprise and delight, even while staying true to their movie counterparts. There are currently bugs that can interfere with your quests, but damn if it isn’t already addictive.
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Gameloft has made it clear that it intends to support the game for the long term. The full release is scheduled for sometime in 2023, after which it will be free to play (with some sort of microtransactions, of course). For now, Gameloft recommends players save their dream shards, so it sounds like they’ll be valuable once currencies really come into play.
D23 also featured news about games like the rumored Captain America / Black Panther game (it’s through not mapped developer Amy Hennig!) and a new edition of Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga.