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Snufkin: Melody Of Moominvalley - What We Know So Far

The world of Moomins is getting its very own video game with "Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley." If you've never heard of Moomins, they're adorable creatures with over a 75-year legacy from Finland. The little beings created by Tove Jansson have appeared in comic strips, paintings, books, television shows, and an opera. There are even multiple theme parks dedicated to them.

Now, a video game is being added to the mix. Snufkin is one of the main Moomin characters. Whether or not you're familiar with Moomins, indie RPG "Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley" is sure to thrill anyone who loves cozy games that feature musical adventures. In fact, the music is done by Sigur Rós, a rock band from Iceland that's known for its post-rock sound.

For more information on "Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley," like its release date, trailers, and gameplay, keep reading!

When's the release date for Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley?

There isn't an official release date quite yet for "Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley," but it will be coming out sometime in 2023. It'll be available on consoles and PC via Steam.

In 1946, Snufkin was first introduced to the world in the book "Comet In Moominland," meaning that a 2023 release will be 77 years after his original debut. The game could be a celebration of the franchise's success, especially since Snufkin is one of the major characters.

Based on footage shown so far, it looks like "Melody of Moominvalley" is pretty far into development. This could mean that the game comes out earlier in 2023 versus later. For anyone impatiently waiting for the launch, there's plenty of Moomin content to peruse in the meantime. The books are easily available at most bookstores, and the Moomin website has tons of information about anything and everything Moomin related.

Is there a trailer for Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley?

There are actually two trailers for "Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley" — the announcement trailer and the Summer of Gaming 2022 trailer. The latter delves into the story of the game, giving fans a good idea of what to expect. The point is to bring peace back to Moominvalley, which has been messed up by the Park Keeper. You'll play as Snufkin, who the sequence introduces as a "vagabond who's deeply connected with nature," making him the perfect character for saving the valley.

The developers also spoke about the art style of "Melody of Moominvalley." The goal was to style the title in the same way that the original creator of the Moomins would have drawn it. Considering some of the characters are pulled straight from Jansson's designs, and the fact that the majority of the series is all drawn to look the same, this makes sense.

What's the gameplay like in Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley?

"Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley" is a musical adventure game, and the two trailers released so far have given fans plenty to get excited about. While it doesn't seem to be as integrated with music as under-appreciated title "Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer" or "Everhood," the soundtrack makes the perfect accompaniment to the adventure mechanics.

As an adventure game, players will need to explore the valley and perform various tasks. For example, in the Summer of Gaming trailer, Snufkin has to collect rocks and place them in the river in order to get across. There's another instance where he causes trouble and distractions in order to circumvent the Park Keeper.

In the announcement trailer, other characters and quests are revealed that need Snufkin's assistance. There's plenty to do in Moominvalley, including play instruments. With so many options, it seems like a great buy for adventure-game lovers.