Chinese Parents Moyuwan Games, Coconut Island Games, and Playism Nintendo Switch release date August 20

Developer Moyuwan Games and publishers Coconut Island Games and Playism are bringing life sim game Chinese Parents to Nintendo Switch on Aug. 20. The title originally released on PC via Steam in 2018, where it garnered a “very positive” reception. The game will have options for English, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese languages. Moyuwan Games is based in Beijing, so between that and the game’s title, it would be pretty odd if Chinese weren’t an option.

In Chinese Parents, you are a boy or girl growing up in an “ordinary Chinese family,” and it’s up to you to decide how to live out your life until graduation approaches and you take the Gaokao, the critically important college entrance exam. “Fragment” mini-games will let you raise your stats, which in turn unlock new skills. These mini-games include things called Face Duel and Red Pocket.

Additionally, there are 14 friends available to date, and the game may culminate in over 100 career endings. Perhaps the coolest part of all is that, at the end of Chinese Parents, the kid you play as in the next playthrough will “benefit from your achievements in the previous generation,” offering unique replay value.

Moyuwan Games, Coconut Island Games, and Playism all seem to be on to something here, and Chinese Parents could turn out to be another unique and welcome addition to the Nintendo Switch library this month.


John Friscia
Head Copy Editor for Enthusiast Gaming. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I really miss living in South Korea.

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