Gorgeous dino life sim Paleo Pines marks long-awaited release date with new trailer

Paleo Pines, the much-anticipated dinosaur life sim with flavors of Animal Crossing and Harvest Moon, finally has a release date of September 26, 2023 - courtesy of an announcement at the Future Games Show Summer Showcase Powered by Intel.

I say finally out of enthusiasm, not frustration, because Italic Pig and Modus Games' incoming dino ranch 'em up has been on our radar for some time, and looks even more adorable now than it did back then. 

En route to PC, PS5, Xbox Series X, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch later this year, get ready to befriend new prehistoric pals, and coexist in a colorful world that's pretty much the antithesis of Jurassic Park.     

Paleo Pines is cute from top to bottom. Besides its playful aesthetic, your adventure begins when you and companion Lucky set off for a tropical island. Once there, you'll meet the archipelago's endearing townsfolk, and will build a thriving ranch-meets-dinosaur sanctuary. With a herd of Parasaurolophus posted missing, it's up to you and Lucky to locate them, bring them back, and introduce them to their new handcrafted home filled with crops, flowers, and various other personal effects to complement their stay. 

Similar to the likes of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Paleo Pines' island setting is also brimming with whimsical natives who can offer you work and quests, help out on your land, and share their tales and ties to the island itself. The more you explore, the more people you'll discover, and, in turn, the more you'll learn about your new home and the creatures and critters waiting for you. 

If any of that tickles your fancy (how could it not?), check out Paleo Pines on September 26, 2023 and wishlist it now on Steam.

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Joe Donnelly
Features Editor, GamesRadar+

Joe is a Features Editor at GamesRadar+. With over seven years of experience working in specialist print and online journalism, Joe has written for a number of gaming, sport and entertainment publications including PC Gamer, Edge, Play and FourFourTwo. He is well-versed in all things Grand Theft Auto and spends much of his spare time swapping real-world Glasgow for GTA Online’s Los Santos. Joe is also a mental health advocate and has written a book about video games, mental health and their complex intersections. He is a regular expert contributor on both subjects for BBC radio. Many moons ago, he was a fully-qualified plumber which basically makes him Super Mario.