Hold on to your joysticks, gamers! Merge Games spills the tea on their multiplayer survival adventure – Smalland: Survive the Wilds. Get ready for a colossal journey because this bad boy is officially leaving Early Access on December 7th, launching on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S all at the same time.
Into the World of Smallfolk
For those about to embark on this epic quest, prepare to explore a world designed for the Smallfolk, a pint-sized race hustling to survive in an overgrown environment left behind by giants. Yeah, you heard that right—battle and tame everything from grasshoppers to geckos while navigating lakes that feel like oceans and trees that might as well be skyscrapers.
What’s New on the Horizon
Merge Games ain’t just hitting you with a full launch and dipping. They’ve got plans to roll out fresh content right up to the launch date for PC players. Console gamers, don’t get salty; you’ll get the same updates, too. With a third major content update scheduled for October, expect a new biome and creatures to make your adventure even wilder.
Lifelong Support and Expansions
The gaming journey doesn’t end when December rolls around. The devs promise ongoing post-launch support for both PC and console versions. This means more content, challenges, and depth as the overland continues to expand.
Retail Rollout and Online Performance
Physical copies of the game for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S hit the shelves on December 8th. Just in case you’re keeping score, the game had an impressive debut with more than 52k daily players in its launch week and racked up over 1.9 million Twitch watch hours to date.
Gameplay Mechanics Worth the Hype
But what makes this game a true gem in the survival genre? From taming wild hornets to crafting personalized armor sets, Smalland offers unique mechanics to enrich your gaming experience:
- Build and Battle: Set up encampments and claim your own Great Tree as a base that travels with you across servers.
- The Art of Survival: Level up your Smallfolk and mounts, and scavenge resources to craft items, weapons, and food.
- Multiplayer Mayhem: Explore this enormous world solo or gather up your gaming squad of up to 9 friends for a co-op experience.
- Biome Diversity: With unique biomes, prepare to scale ginormous trees and explore cavernous roads.
- Epic Taming: From geckos to spiders, conquer and ride the inhabitants of this colossal world.
- Uncover Hidden Secrets: Scattered NPCs throughout the world offer ancient lore to help you survive in this harsh and wild world.
Oh, and did we mention crossplay? That’s right! Enjoy multiplayer adventures with crossplay support between Steam and Epic Games Store.
So there you have it, folks. Smalland: Survive the Wilds is ready to blow your gaming socks off, launching on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S on December 7th, 2023.
Platforms: Microsoft Windows