In case your recreation focuses on an ensemble forged of relatable characters and their small-town conflicts and dramas, don’t be shocked if you hear gamers ask for extra. Because the Neighborhood Supervisor for Mutazione, I’ve seen numerous heartfelt requests for Mutazione’s story to proceed. Gamers need DLC. They need a sequel. They need a trilogy! Since day one, it was at all times within the works to publish an replace centered on the characters and their tales. The Penpal Replace does exactly that, although it would shock gamers in exactly how.
Even within the tagline for Mutazione (“They’ll survive an apocalyptic meteor strike, however can they survive their small-town drama?”) there’s that acknowledgement of drama and stakes. Positive – there’s a side of battle that’s earth-shattering, as gamers unravel the thriller behind the ailing Papu Tree, however a lot of the recreation’s conflicts are interpersonal. Unrequited love. Private trauma. Damaged familial bonds. As Kai makes associates, learns secrets and techniques, and helps these characters clear up every of these conflicts, our bonds with these characters deepen.
This makes the Penpal Replace a bit of distinctive as a result of it’s not about battle or drama. It’s not a sequel – it’s an epilogue. It doesn’t proceed the story of Mutazione, however reasonably places a bow on it. Some gamers could be a bit of disillusioned by this. There are many plot threads on the finish of the sport that might spiral out into extra battle, extra drama, and extra story for Kai to come back again to the island and resolve. However the Penpal replace’s focus is on the opposite finish of that spectrum.
Kai saves Mutazione. With out going into any particular spoilers, Kai serving to the nice folks in Mutazione resolve their conflicts is such an enormous a part of why the sport is beloved. It’s nearly like a friendship simulator, the place your mates come to you with issues and also you assist them get previous it. An necessary a part of that course of is the aftermath. Not simply serving to them in that second however attending to see the observe by way of as effectively. Seeing how your actions helped somebody in the long run is simply as satisfying because the act of serving to them within the quick time period.
The Penpal Replace is all about that observe by way of. It doesn’t introduce a brand new villain to beat, a brand new impediment to beat, or a brand new battle to handle. It simply reveals you what occurred in the neighborhood after Kai left and returned to the mainland. It’s been two years since Mutazione launched and in that point, Miu, Tung, and all the opposite associates you’ve made continued residing their lives.
So, for those who’re fascinated with reconnecting together with your previous associates, load up the brand new replace and tell us what you suppose in the Akupara Video games Discord.
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MUTAZIONE is an journey recreation the place the juicy private drama is simply as necessary because the high-stakes journey a part of the story.
Discover the group as 15-year-old Kai as she travels to the unusual and secretive group of Mutazione to take care of her ailing grandfather, Nonno.
Make new associates; plant musical gardens; attend BBQs, band nights and boat journeys; and embark on a last religious journey to avoid wasting everybody from the unusual darkness on the coronary heart of all of it.