We've just got word that Aksys Games will be bringing Little Dragons Café, the latest tour de' force by renowned game designer Yasuhiro Wada, to the Nintendo Switch sometime toward the end of Summer this year. 

Wada is most well-known for creating the popular Bokujō Monogatari series (published under the names Harvest Moon and Story of Seasons outside of Japan) as well as Birthdays the Beginning. Over his twenty years in the game industry, he has also collaborated with other designers on titles, such as Deadly Premonition.

Here's what Akibo Shieh, founder and CEO of Aksys Games, had to say about this exciting release:

Wada and I have been friends for a decade, and we've discussed teaming up on a new IP for about half that time. It wasn't until Little Dragons Café that our schedules finally lined up so we were able to work together on a project, and the game has been in development for two years now.

Here's some more PR:

The story opens with a twin brother and sister learning to cook and manage a small café under their mother's tutelage. All was peaceful and routine until one morning when the twins discover that their mother has fallen into a deep sleep and won't wake up. Suddenly, a strange old man appears to inform them that they must raise a dragon in order to save her. Working together with three quirky café employees, the two siblings must figure out how to a wrangle a dragon and manage the family business while finding a way to save their mother. 

Here are some of the features which you can expect to find in Little Dragons Café:

  • Dragon Husbandry - Embrace your parental instincts and raise your very own dragon! Through wise decisions, proper nutrition, and empathetic nurturing show the world the true potential of your dragon companion!
  • Culinary Capitalism - Learn new recipes and master the art of cooking while running your very own café. Explore the world, discover new ingredients, and expand your menu (and your restaurant) while catering to the whims of your customers.
  • Grow Your Own - The tastiest dishes use the freshest ingredients, and the best way to insure that is to grow your own produce. Till the land and fish the rivers to gather the most flavorful fixings for your signature dishes.
  • Serve the People - Feeding is nurturing, so you not only cook for your neighbors, but also help them with their problems to increase your popularity and the general happiness of everyone around you.

We are partial to a bit of dragon husbandry here at Nintendo Life, so we're going to keep our eyes peeled for this one. Do you plan to pay a visit to the Little Dragons Café later this Summer?