Aksys Games announced this week that The Little Dragons Café will be released on the Switch ( and PS4) this upcoming summer. Dragons sound interesting to me right away, but what caught my attention was that the game was made by Yasuhiro Wada. And that is the game designer behind Bokujō Monogatari, the game series that was originally Harvest Moon and is now called Story of Seasons!
Could potentially be a game to look out for!
Here’s what Akibo Shieh, founder and CEO of Aksys Games, had to say about this exciting release:
Wada and I have been friends for a decade, and we’ve discussed teaming up on a new IP for about half that time. It wasn’t until Little Dragons Café that our schedules finally lined up so we were able to work together on a project, and the game has been in development for two years now.
The story is about a twin brother and sister learning to cook and manage a small café from their mother. All was peaceful and routine until one morning when the twins discover that their mother has fallen into a deep sleep and won’t wake up. Suddenly, a strange old man appears to inform them that they must raise a dragon in order to save her. Well, at least that’s a different scenario, no Prince kissing this time!
Working together with three quirky café employees, the two siblings must figure out how to a raise a dragon and keep the family business afloat in the meantime. The first you have to do by making the right decisions, proper nutrition and empathetic nurturing to unlock the true potential of the dragon.
To run the café, you learn new recipes, discover new ingredients and catering to your customers. The customers turn to you, not just for food, but for solving their problems as well. Added to that, you can grow your own produce to use in the café and fish the rivers.
I was reminded, that having a great mind like Wada think up a new IP isn’t always key for great success: a couple of years ago he made HomeTown Story. A game that had potential but disappointed in the end. I enjoyed playing it, but it seemed like somewhere along the lines the developers lost interest and rushed the game out for release. ( Read my thoughts here)
On the other hand, he is also behind Birthdays the Beginnings, which will come to the Switch soon. For now, I’ll keep you posted on this one!