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Melon Journey: Bittersweet Memories Releases in March 2023

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Melon Journey Bittersweet Memories

XSEED Games’ new mystery-solving adventure Melon Journey: Bittersweet Memories has a release date. Developed by Froach Club and Poppy Works, the game’s throwback Game Boy-era color palette and pixel-art aesthetic will appear on PC and consoles on March 7, 2023.

Check out a trailer for Melon Journey below.

Melon Journey stars Honeydew, an employee at a melon factory. Her buddy Canteloupe has gone missing under mysterious circumstances. To find them, Honeydew must slip out of work at Eglantine Industries to journey to Hog Town, a place “where melons are outlawed and corruption abounds”. Focused on storytelling and exploration, the game will have players combing the troubled Hog Town to unravel the mysteries surrounding Canteloupe’s disappearance.

The game will have a “fully interactive” investigation, which involves finding clues, conducting interrogations, and going where a melon shouldn’t, all in service of piecing together the big picture. Various characters will have their own backstories and personalities, adding more mysteries to solve and stories to tell. Melon Journey‘s look is inspired by the generation of games produced for the original Nintendo Game Boy, which had a monochrome green-tinted LCD screen. Modern twists keep the retro vibe while adding more detail and smoother gameplay. Its soundtrack also emphasizes “jazzy lo-fi” tunes, with over 50 tracks available.

Melon Journey: Bittersweet Memories launches on Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC (via GoG, Steam, and the Humble Store) on March 7, 2023. It’ll launch with language support for English, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Russian, Simplified Chinese, and Brazilian Portuguese.

Josh Tolentino
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