2020 has seen a rise in the number of nintendo switch game players across the globe, and with games like Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Animal Crossing: New Horizons that focus on cutesy characters, it seems that a lot of players have a craving for adorable visuals.
However, Isabelle and Pikachu need to take their seats, as there’s a new lovable character getting ready to take over switch consoles this September: Koupen-chan.
You’ve probably seen Koupen-chan before, most likely on your LINE account. Drawn by the artist Rurutea, Koupen-chan is a baby emperor penguin that comes in a variety of stickers that focuses on praise, encouragement and love.
The new game, Let’s play together ~ Koupen-chan is being developed by Neos Co., Ltd and will be released on Thursday 24 September, 2020. It will be Koupen-chan’s first game on Nintendo Switch and will allow players to experience the casual life of the penguin as he interacts with and helps other characters inside a traditional folk-house cafe.
The game comes with a number of puzzles that you can play against or cooperate with your friends and family, and will also feature a variety of events and missions that can be completed by interacting with the in-game characters.
The game recreates the peaceful and gentle world designed by Rurutea, and can be enjoyed by both children and adults.
Play together ~ Koupen-chan
Release date: Thursday 24 September 2020 Number of players: 1 – 4 Format: Available as a packaged game and as a download game Price: 5,500 yen + tax
A chance to win a limited edition pouch
In addition to the new Nintendo Switch game, players who have purchased the package version will automatically be added into a prize draw to win a special Koupen-chan limited edition pouch. To apply, players need to fill out the questionnaire postcard that is enclosed with the game and return it before Saturday 31 October 2020.
2020 winners will be picked at random from a lottery. Winners will only be informed when their prize is shipped.