Haunted Chocolatier takes a much more action-oriented approach compared to Stardew Valley, and we’re now learning that the game will even feature boss fights.
On an episode of Reason Livestream (via PC Gamer), Haunted Chocolatier and Stardew Valley developer Eric Barone featured a new song from the game titled “Bee Boss.” The song is a catchy tune that’s definitely spreading beehive vibes, but the reveal also serves as the first confirmation we’ve seen that boss fights are coming to Haunted Chocolatier.
In addition to seemingly present bosses, Haunted Chocolatier has a greater emphasis on combat overall. We’ve previously learned that Haunted Chocolatier’s combat is being redesigned from the ground up compared to Stardew Valley, with Barone saying, “Haunted Chocolatier has a bigger focus on combat, so it has to be very fun, satisfying, engaging and engaging.” at the same time appropriately fit into the game large picture.”
In Stardew Valley, the battles took place in the mines, where players descended deeper into the mine to find tougher enemies and better rewards. However, there weren’t many options for players to choose how to approach combat. Barone is working on improving combat for Haunted Chocolatier and introducing a shield/stun mechanic, among other new gameplay features.
Haunted Chocolatier gameplay screenshots
Haunted Chocolatier was unveiled last October. The game is a pixel-based top-down simulation with an emphasis on sweet treats as opposed to Stardew’s farming and ranching. We don’t know when the game is coming as Barone has said “it’s going to take a while” to finish the game. As of now, PC is the only confirmed platform. For comparison, Stardew Valley originally launched on PC as well, before coming to consoles long after release.
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