Beekeeping Sim APICO Announced for Nintendo Switch

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APICO | Official Gameplay Screenshot

Publisher Whitethorn Games and developer TNgineers, have officially announced that their bee keeping sim game, APICO, will be coming to Nintendo Switch. Only a couple weeks ago, the game first launched for PC. Now it’s scheduled to launch for Nintendo Switch this upcoming July 7th. Not only that, but the two companies have also announced a new limited edition bee plush named Beeatrice. The press release states that the plush is made with a super soft fleece exterior, filled with polypropylene cotton, shipped with environmentally friendly materials along with a reusable drawstring bag and each plush is numbered and tagged. If you’re interested in owning your own Beeatrice, you can find her over here. And down below you’ll find the brand new Switch announcement trailer for APICO, in addition to some more information about the game. Oh but one more thing before you check that out, the press release also mentions that the game will support cross-platform play between Nintendo Switch and PC as well, so players can bring their virtual bees to their friends’ farms.

Combining resource gathering, biology, and minigames with ideas from both real-life and fantasy beekeeping and gardening, APICO will teach players about the ins-and-outs of maintaining a healthy hive and the importance of our irreplaceable pollinating pals. The islands of APICO were once abuzz with different species of bees, and it’s up to players to rediscover lost species, cross-breed new ones, and repopulate each unique bee-ome. Progressing further into the game may also uncover some forgotten secrets — but that’s none of our beeswax.

Key Features of APICO include:
  • Breaking into Hives: It’s not as bad as it sounds! Collect materials, craft tools, and play fun beekeeping minigames to help rehome bees before releasing them back into the wild.

  • It Takes a Colony: Breed, collect, and conserve over 30 species of bees, like the Common Bee, the Forest Bee, and the Verge Bee. They’re all Queens in our book.

  • Bee2C Marketing: Fund the family business by making and selling honey, Apicola, and other beekeeping products. You’ll be a bee-llionaire in no time!

  • Cross-Pollination: Cross play with up to four players, regardless of where you purchase the game. Bees who work together, stay together!

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