A final release date has just come in for Spirittea, the life sim inspired by Stardew Valley and other media like Spirited Away. Publisher No More Robots and developer Cheesemaster Games will be bringing it to Switch on November 13, 2023.
It’s been over a year since we last heard about Spirittea. The game was originally planned for 2022, but was delayed.
Inspired in equal measure by iconic life sim Stardew Valley, and classic spirit-focused anime and manga like Spirited Away, 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 a life sim, management game, and detective 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.
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.
Find a new release date trailer for Spirittea below.
Spirittea will be sold digitally on the Switch eShop. Pricing is set at $19.99.