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Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Adventure
Publisher: No More Robots
Developer: Cheesemaster Games
Release Date: Nov. 13, 2023

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'Spirittea' Reaches Profitable On Day One With $1 Million Revenue And 150k Players

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2023 @ 9:18 a.m. PST

Spirittea is a life sim set in rural East Asia, that sees players fixing up an old bathhouse, and helping dozens of spirits to find their peace.

Inspired in equal measure by iconic life sim Stardew Valley, and classic spirit-focused anime and manga, Spirittea follows a writer who has escaped to the countryside, in order to clear their head and find inspiration for their next novel. However, after accidentally drinking from an old mystical teapot, our protagonist begins to see the spirit world overlapping with their reality.

Wonyan, a nuisance cat spirit and faithful guide, shows our writer how many spirits need saving -- and hands over the keys to an old bathhouse, where spirits go to relax.

Spirittea is both a life sim, and management game, all in one. Players live day to day, finding local NPCs and spirits to help, and taking part in tons of different hobbies, ranging from bug catching to karaoke.

Spirittea, inspired by Studio Ghibli classic Spirited Away, has made a huge splash during launch week, with over 150,000 players and sales that have secured the game's future for a long time to come.

The game has seen $1 million in revenue during its first month, and became profitable on day one. Development costs have now essentially been made back three times over, and plans to heavily expand the game in future months and years are secured.

Strong Nintendo Switch sales have contributed, with the game appears in the Top Sellers charts in nearly every region on the Nintendo eShop. Meanwhile, Spirittea's inclusion in the Game Pass subscription service has provided 10,000s of additional players.

Spirittea will now go through a period of constant updates, initially fixing up any issues found by the community, before moving on to new free content for the game.

Every spirit you help will then turn up at your bathhouse, where you can offer them towels, salts, snacks, and a lovely hot soak. Upgrading your bathhouse with new furniture, rooms and baths is key to attracting the most exciting spirits, including elusive Lord Spirits, who take up an entire room each.

Spirittea is coming to Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S (including Game Pass) and PC on November 13, 2023 at for $19.99 / £16.75 / €19.50.

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