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Zelda-like 'Moonlighter' gets release date on Xbox One and PC

Moonlighter is a role-playing game with "rogue-lite" elements. It follows Will, an adventurous shopkeeper who secretly dreams of becoming a hero. During an archeological excavation, a set of "Gates" were discovered in Rynoka, a small commercial village. People quickly realized that these ancient passages lead to different realms and dimensions. The portals provide brave and reckless adventurers with treasures beyond measure.

Today, the developer announced that Moonlighter was coming to Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4 on May 29, 2018 for $19.99. What's surprising is that it'll even be available on the Windows Store. The title will also get a physical release and a "Signature Edition". Aside from containing a double-sided "Medallion" from the game, the Signature Edition includes an artwork poster and a squishy "Jelly-Monster" that you can repeatedly squeeze all while thinking about how to economically outsmart other merchants in Rynoka.

Aside from the standard adventuring, you can put items on sale, set their price, manage gold, recruit assistants, and upgrade your shop. The title is a hybrid of an old-school Zelda-like action game and a business simulator. However, some shady individuals may want to steal your precious wares so you have to take on thieves and other swindlers.

Getting to know Rynoka's residents and understanding their needs is crucial. Some people may have special quests for you, requesting rare items and offering massive rewards in return. There's also an in-depth crafting and enchanting system essential for progress. Hopefully Moonlighter will be a great experience when it launches next month.

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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.

4 Comments
  • This looks like a really cool and charming game. Anyone know how many hours the gameplay is? And what kind of character customization it offers? Definitely something to check out. Thanks for this article about it.
  • I'm glad people are liking the game. I always try to find things that stand out. I don't think it has like a set duration. The gameplay loop is basically looting and selling. So even after the stories end there's still a lot to do.
  • Looting and polluting...is not the way....hear what Captain Planet...has to say.... :p
  • A day1 buy! Hope it's a XPA tho!!