Team17 has released a brand new trailer for My Time at Portia to celebrate Valentine’s Day, showcasing the various townsfolk that you can meet, befriend, and even marry in the charming crafting/life simulation RPG. The trailer demonstrates the myriad of ways that you can develop relationships with other characters in the game, building friendships with whomever you want (even a cat and pig) and taking things to the next level if you so desire (but not with the cat and pig). Gifting items, going on dates, playing minigames, and engaging in Town events are just some of the ways that you can gain favour with your fellow Portians.
A press release from Team17 explains further:
“Build these relationships through getting to know your fellow Portians, giving gifts, playing rock, paper, scissors and taking part in festival events like cooking hot pots together or snowball fights during the Winter Solstice.
When it’s time for a date, Portia has plenty of options. How about a meal for two at The Round Table? Or you can impress your partner by popping balloons in the shooting gallery. More adventurous couples can take in the sights from horseback or go for a sunset cruise in a hot air balloon!
Starting to feel that love is in the air? Confess your feelings by giving your partner a heart knot and spark a romance that allows you to go on romantic dates, and if you choose, get married!”
The relationship-building aspects are one of, but certainly not the only reason I love My Time at Portia, a game I praised in my review for its charming nature, beautiful aesthetic, and engaging combination of crafting, farming, and combat. Relationships with other Portians can often take a backseat to the multitude of activities on offer, but the trailer focuses on the forging of bonds in honour of the day where many celebrate love and affection.
The trailer also reaffirms Team17’s previous announcement that My Time at Portia is coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One this spring, though a release date for the console versions has yet to be revealed. In the meantime, you can dive into life in Portia right now on PC, and stay tuned to Scholarly Gamers for more My Time at Portia news!