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Gaming News Week 15

Come on in, get yourself a nice cup of coffee or tea and pull up a chair.

Finally some sun and warmer temperatures over here from today on. About time, it’s been very cold and wet lately. There’s a lot of news to share, so let me give you the news that caught our eye this week; enjoy!

Roots of Pacha Coming Soon

Due for release on the 25th of April, Roots of Pacha was initially funded by a campaign on Kickstarter in 2021. A simulation game set in the Stone Age, that should be different! Here’s what the game is about: 

After roaming the primal wilds, it is time for you to settle down and build a village that will stand for generations. Join your friends to create a thriving community and develop the technologies that changed the ancient world. Discover crops, befriend animals, become the first farmer, and participate in festivals. In addition, you’ll participate in primitive festivals and rituals to Pacha, mother nature, and her elements. You might even find love to grow your legacy if you are lucky.

As your community grows, you can date up to 11 characters (not all at once) after seeing their flowers cutscene. Once you have a fully upgraded house and you’re in a union with a character in-game or another player, you can let Pacha know you’d like a child. She will grant your wish with time, and a little one will appear. 

Check back for our review of Roots of Pacha closer to the release date!

Roots of Pacha LadiesGamers

Cook Serve Forever

Cook Serve Forever is a cooking adventure game where you play as Nori Kaga, a home-taught chef with nothing to her name but a food cart and a dream. Early access for this game is coming this May 8th with a targeted 1.0 launch in 2024. You will be able to manage your menu, learn delicious recipes, and meet a diverse cast of friends and foes on your way to culinary greatness.

Havendock Early Access

We felt it was shaping up to be a fantastic cozy simulation game in our preview in February, and now we have an early access date. Havendock will be available on Steam on April 20th.

Yeo Ying Zhi, also known as YYZ, has been working on the game single-handedly, and what started as an impromptu browser game has escalated quickly. With huge support from the Havendock community, gathered on the official Havendock Discord, the players inspired YYZ in all sorts of weird directions.

We are very curious to see how the game shapes up in early access.

Yolked Out Of Early Access

A game that we enjoyed (Yolked Early Access Review) is now leaving Early Access and is available in full on Steam.

In Yolked you have to escape the not-so-ordinary home of a mad scientist performing nefarious eggs-periments. Spin, grab, and swing through his lab, kitchen, attic, and other rage-inducing levels while avoiding hungry piranhas, stingy bees, and other beasts. Roll out of the way of falling spatulas, sharp scissors, squirting ketchup bottles, and other outlandishly ordinary objects with movie-style parkour. Survive another day and uncover the mystery behind your creation and why the scientist is out to kill you!

LadiesGamers Yolked

Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Final Trailer

Nintendo revealed the final trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, with an appearance by The Demon King, Ganondorf.

The nearly four-minute-long video showed us more of Hyrule, showcasing the world to explore on the ground and above on the floating islands high in the sky. We saw plenty of familiar faces, the Rito and the Geurdo and a short-haired Zelda and some not-so-friendly faces, like the Chuchus and Lynel. 

It’s good to see the enemies from Breath of the Wild returning for Tears of the Kingdom along with the new enemy Constructs. It will be like greeting old friends when exploring Hyrule and the skies. The video also revealed villagers taking up arms against waves of Moblins. In addition, scenes show returning characters like Sidon fighting alongside Link. 

Furthermore, there were plenty of shots of what seemed to be puzzles and Link using his new magical abilities and vehicles. Link can create using the systems already demonstrated in the last gameplay video. 

Of course, we haven’t seen everything the game has in store for us. The game will have more secrets and new things to discover when The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom launches on the Nintendo Switch on the 12th of May, 2023. 

Shepherd’s Crossing Coming To Steam

The first version of Shepherd’s Crossing, which focuses on trading, hunting and managing the farm, was released back then on DS, PSP and PlayStation 2. Now it’s coming in a new spruced-up version to Steam.

In Shepherd’s Crossing, you have been entrusted with a miniature garden (farm). In this sandbox simulation game, you will use the farm to raise animals and crops. Animals and crops can be exchanged with others. While there may be a main story, the ultimate goal is up to you. There are no time limits, so enjoy creating a relaxed and carefree farm landscape!

Hello Kitty and Friends Happiness Parade on Switch Delayed

We were expecting Hello Kitty and Friends Happiness Parade on Switch this past week, but got word it has been delayed. If you are looking forward to this fun game and can’t wait to play: the game is also a Netflix game. So, if you have a subscription, you can already play it on your mobile devices.

Hello Kitty and Friends Happiness Parade

No Place Like Home Heading to Switch

On My 4th, farming sim No Place Like Home is heading to the Switch! Mina was very enthusiastic about this Cozy Apocalyptic Farming Sim (see her review here) and even made two guides. Great news that it can now be played soon on our favourite handheld device!

No place like home Guide Ladies Gamers

Lego Bricktales Coming To Mobile Devices

Remember LEGO Bricktales? Paula reviewed the game and gave it our highest rating of Two Thumbs Up. In the game you journey across 5 beautiful LEGO brick-themed biomes, taking you to the green foliage of the deepest jungles, the scorching sand of sun-drenched deserts, the hustle and bustle of a city corner, the epic sight of a towering medieval castle and the paradise of tropical Caribbean islands. With an intuitive brick-by-brick building mechanic you need to solve the many fun puzzles you encounter on this adventure and bring your creative solutions to life.

Well, it’s now coming to mobile devices as well. Lands in the AppStore and Android Store on April 27 and will cost $4.99 / €5.59 / £4.99. A very nice price, considering it’s something like $30 on the Nintendo Switch!

LEGO Bricktales LadiesGamers

Birthday of Kao the Kangaroo

To celebrate the 1-year birthday of Kao the Kangaroo Tate Multimedia announced the release of the game bundle Kao the Kangaroo: The Trilogy! It will include Kao the Kangaroo (2000), Kao the Kangaroo: Round 2 (2003) and Kao the Kangaroo: Mystery of Volcano (2005). The original trilogy will launch on April 27th on Steam and the Epic Game Store.

A week later on May 4th, the biggest yet DLC will be released for Kao The Kangaroo! titled “Bend the Roo’les”. This new DLC includes a whole new campaign with a new enemy boss: Crab King, as well as 5 new levels with different challenges.“Bend the Roo’les” will be available on every platform for 7,99 USD/EUR. 

And as if that’s not enough, on May 4th we will also see the launch on all platforms of the Kao the Kangaroo: Anniversary Edition! This special edition will contain the base game, the previously released Oh! Well DLC and the fresh Bend the Roo’les DLC! Worth noting that they are adding a few bonuses to the PC edition as it will contain an Art Book and the game Soundtrack!

Hidden Through Time 2: Myths & Magic Announced

Indie publisher and developer Rogueside has revealed that a sequel to Hidden Through Time is currently in development. Titled Hidden Through Time 2: Myths & Magic, the game will be available on all platforms including mobile and is expected to be released later this year. The development team has taken note of community feedback and wishes to incorporate them into the game, expanding on existing ideas and concepts while maintaining the simple yet engaging gameplay that made the first game a success. The upcoming sequel promises to provide an even greater challenge, with a more extensive and impressive world that will continue to captivate gamers of all ages.

That’s it again for this week! Thanks for reading and join me again for a cup of coffee or tea next week!


  1. Oh Shepherts Crosssing has unfortunately floated pretty much under the radar.

    It’s a very nice pixelated farm game. You only have your farm (DS version), but you can pretty much do whatever you want there. Story as well as interactions run in dialog windows in a menu. Didn’t bother me at the time. Was far ahead of Stardew Valley. Has made me very very much fun.

    The special feature of this game is that you deal a little more adult with the theme of farming. If you have an ermine, you hit it with the ax? and get nicely detailed pixel meat.

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