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Stardew Valley creators announce new game, Haunted Chocolatier

ConcernedApe has surprised fans with a brand-new simulator that sees players take control of a chocolate factory in a haunted castle.
Eric Barone, the video game developer that managed to capture the attention of millions of fans with the smash-hit Stardew Valley, has finally announced his upcoming project, a simulator that will task players with running a chocolate factory set in a haunted castle, the game will called Haunted Chocolatier. 

The announcement came via Barone's Twitter account, ConcernedApe, the name of his company, shared a teaser before unveiling the first trailer.

Thousands of fans have questions about the simulator, including a potential release date, price, platforms, and more. While we don't have a lot of information yet, we have some to excite people, let's break it all down.

When does Haunted Chocolatier come out?

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Unsurprisingly, Haunted Chocolatier has a similar vibe to Stardew Valley. (Picture: ConcernedApe)

At the time of writing, Haunted Chocolatier has no official release date. The game is slated to be "in development" with Barone working solo on this project.

"It's not going to be ready for a while still," he warns.

What platforms will Haunted Chocolatier come out on?

So far, ConcernedApe has confirmed the PC version of Haunted Chocolatier will be his priority, with eventual ports also on the cards.

For context, Stardew Valley's Xbox and PlayStation 4 ports came out 10 months after the initial PC release, with  the game arriving on the Switch a year later in 2017.

How much will it cost?

Naturally, no price tag has been confirmed either, however, ConcernedApe mentioned it won't cost more than Stardew Valley at release, which retailed for $14.99.

Gameplay

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Haunted Chocolatier will not feature multiplayer at launch. (Picture: ConcernedApe)

The game will play out similarly to Stardew Valley or other town-games initially, with the protagonist moving to a new locale and getting to know townsfolk, but Barone promises a different vibe once players dive deep into the world of Haunted Chocolatier.

"Haunted Chocolatier is more of an action-RPG compared to Stardew Valley. And instead of a farm being the focal point of your endeavors, it’s a chocolate shop."

And that's it, if you want to know more about ConcernedApe's titles, check out the 1.5 update to Stardew Valley and everything it brings to the game. 

Featured image via Concerned Ape.