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Ikonei Island: An Earthlock Adventure

Snowcastle Games today announced Ikonei Island: An Earthlock Adventure, a new project that takes inspiration from a number of titles – including Animal Crossing and Stardew Valley.

The new project features “resource gathering and crafting systems with perilous pirate camps, the ability to enlist the unique talents of the island’s wildlife to help you out, and many more exciting additions to be announced”.

Super Rare Games is taking pre-orders for a physical version of Earthlock on Switch. Along with a standard copy, a collector’s edition is up for grabs.

The collector’s edition includes:

After previously releasing on Wii U, a revamped version of SnowCastle’s RPG Earthlock lands on Switch this week. Take a look at some footage below.

Earthlock is launching on Switch next week, a listing on the North American eShop reveals. SnowCastle Games will publish the title on March 8 for $29.90.

Earthlock, an RPG, previously came to Wii U. But on Switch, the game will have major improvements and changes with regard to the story, side quests, performance, cut-scenes and more. We have more information about this here.

Continue on below for additional details and a trailer for Earthlock.

A few months ago, SnowCastle Games announced that Earthlock: Festival of Magic is planned for Switch. Although we still don’t have a specific games, we now know that the console is getting a much improved version of the game.

SnowCastle said in a blog post that Earthlock will be relaunched with changes and additions across the board. The story has been “massively changed”, side quests have been added, performance and cut-scenes have been improved, and more.

Earthlock: Festival of Magic, which finally released on Wii U this month after a lengthy wait, is officially making the jump for Switch. Cross Function will be publishing the game in Japan this winter, and we’ll likely be seeing it in the west around the same time.

Here’s a trailer:

SnowCastle teased a Switch version earlier this month. We pretty much knew it would be happening, but it’s nice to have the confirmation.

Earthlock: Festival of Magic is finally out on the European Wii U eShop today, with the North American release following shortly. View some footage in the video below.

In a statement released today by SnowCastle Games, Earthlock: Festival of Magic is due for release on Wii U on September 7th in Europe. The developers also plan on releasing the game in September 14th in the US.

They have also shared the news that they have secured a Japanese publishing deal that will bring their title over to Japan.

As for Switch, SnowCastle Games teased that fans should stay tuned to news from Cross Function at the Tokyo Game Show later this month.

Below is a trailer for the game.


SnowCastle Games was last hoping to launch Earthlock: Festival of Magic on Wii U by early March. That didn’t happen though, and we haven’t heard much about the Wii U version since. A new Kickstarter update provides an update on the situation.

SnowCastle is reconfirming that the Wii U version is on the way. As for the holdup, the team explained:

“I would like to ensure you all that we are still working on the Wii U version. We did the first optimization pass in January and were very hopeful that we would be able to release the game soon after that. However during the Quality Assurance process afterwards, we concluded that it needed more work, and so here we are.

The Wii U version has gone through a full second optimization pass and is now in QA again. We are still working hard on getting it out ASAP, but having missed the estimated date in the last KS update, I’ll just stick to the ‘as soon as possible.'”

A Switch version of Earthlock is still an uncertainty. However, if it does happen, all Wii U backers will receive a copy for free.


Earthlock: Festival of Magic remains on track for Wii U, and the developer is finishing up this release. The team is sorting through some last challenges at the moment. If everything is properly completed, Earthlock could be hitting Wii U at the end of February / start of March.

Now, what about Switch? SnowCastle Games is still interested in the platform, but writes in a Kickstarter update that “Nintendo has not given us a clear response on when we may expect to publish on their new console.”

The full status update for Earthlock on Nintendo platforms reads:

“The Wii U version is giving us some challenges, but we have made great progress. Only the last few scenes remain to be optimised. We hope to enter certification in about 2 weeks. It might be tight, but we are still optimistic about a Wii U launch around the end of February/ beginning of March. I’ll keep you posted once we have more precise dates.

Nintendo Switch is still an uncertainty. Nintendo has not given us a clear response on when we may expect to publish on their new console. Feel free to use social media to let Nintendo know that you want Earthlock on the Switch. (”

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