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Out Today, Eastward: Octopia Adds a Farming Mode to the Popular Adventure Game

Eastward: Octopia
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We’ve lost count of how many times we’ve reviewed DLC and had to describe it as “more of the same”. Not with Eastward: Octopia, however. This expansion available for 2021’s critically-acclaimed Eastward is out today on PC and Switch, and rather than expanding the main game, it adds a brand new farming sim mode.

In Octopia, Sam and John have taken a well-deserved break, heading out into the countryside . They’re leaving behind adventure for a quiet life of farming and cosy pursuits. It’s been described as a “parallel universe” to the main game of Eastward, and we just love that description.

If you’ve played a farming simulator before, you’ll likely hit the ground running with Eastward: Octopia. As always, you’ll find yourself in control of a run-down farmstead, and it’s up to you to bring it back to life. You’ll need to grow crops, which you can use to make delicious meals, but you can also catch fish, explore the town and get to know your neighbours.

Honestly, Octopia sounds like the perfect cosy game, and we can’t wait to get stuck in. Obviously, you’ll need the base game of Eastward to play this, but if you’re yet to jump in, there’s a bundle of both games available. It’s currently 40% off on Steam, too, so there’s never been a better time to grab it.

Watch the trailer for Eastward: Octopia below:

Perhaps the very best thing about Octopia? It’s cheap as chips: you can pick up this DLC for just £4.99/$5.99. Better yet, if you pick it up between now and 14th February, you’ll get a 15% discount. If you love farming simulators, then, what’s not to like?

Check back soon where we’ll have our own hands-on impressions of Eastward: Octopia.

Editor in chief // Kim's been into video games since playing Dizzy on her brother's Commodore 64 as a nipper. She'll give just about anything a go, but she's got a particular soft spot for indie adventures. If she's not gaming, she'll be building Lego, reading a thriller, watching something spooky or... asleep. She does love to sleep.