If throwing Animal Crossing into a cult simulator sounds like fun, then Devolver Digital and developer Massive Monster’s upcoming Cult of the Lamb might be your thing. Previously announced on Steam, the game will also be headed to the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, and Nintendo Switch later this year.
The story for Cult of the Lamb puts players in the role of a possessed lamb that was saved from annihilation by an ominous stranger, who must repay their debt by building a loyal following in the stranger’s name. Players will start their cult in a land of false prophets, venturing out into diverse and mysterious regions to build a loyal community of woodland worshippers, all the while spreading your Word to become the one true cult.
In order to do so, you’ll be collecting and using resources to build new structures, perform dark rituals to appease the gods, and give unholy sermons to reinforce the faith. You’ll also be destroying the non-believers and rival cults in a sprawling, randomly generated world, absorbing their power and asserting your cult’s dominance. In order to “spread the good news”, you’ll have to train your flock and embark on a quest to explore and discover the secrets of five mysterious regions.