Life simulation games like The Sims and Animal Crossing have long been popular. But now, one is coming that allows your simulated life to have that magical Disney touch. Via IGN, we’ve learned about Disney Dreamlight Valley, a game that allows you to live and have adventures in a Disney world (but not the Disney World). This free-to-play game lets you play as yourself, but also live alongside your favorite characters from Disney and Pixar movies.
You can check out the first trailer for Disney Dreamlight Valley right here:
Disney Dreamlight Valley is more than another life simulation game, however. There is an adventure element, where you get to rescue the valley from a looming darkness. Once you do that, the game becomes the life-simulator from the trailer. It starts with the wizard Merlin from The Sword in the Stone, and you must help him recover his memories, and save Dreamlight Valley. Much like the Disney theme parks, the main hub of the game is the Dream Castle. The castle is your gateway to all the different realms from nearly a century of animated films. There will be four realms initially, with the first two based on Wall-E and Moana.
Disney Dreamlight Valley’s in-game clock will function in real-time. So if it is night wherever you are in the world, it’s also nighttime in the game. Luckily, all the shops and restaurants are open 24 hours a day in Dreamlight Valley. But the number of animated characters in certain places might be more during “peak business hours.” So if you want to have lunch with Remy from Ratatouille, or go shopping with Mickey Mouse, you might want to schedule accordingly. Right now this seems limited to Disney animated characters, so no Marvel or Star Wars characters. At least not yet. The main storyline will have about 40-60 hours of gameplay.
Disney Dreamlight Valley is set for release in 2023 as a free-to-play experience for Nintendo Switch, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X and S, Xbox One, and PC and Mac via Steam, Epic Games Store, Microsoft Store, and the App Store. For more information, be sure to head to the official site.