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  thatgamecompany / Sky 'Season of Sanctuary' Launches 7/13
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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]



As part of Sky’s one year anniversary week, thatgamecompany will be launching the next adventure season alongside its birthday-themed festivities starting from today, July 13th 2020.  Coined as the specially-designed “summer edition” of Sky, the unique season will unveil new vacation-styled islands and collectibles waiting to be discovered in the Daylight Prairie Realm.   



Welcome to the Sanctuary Islands! The new season has been curated to provide a retreat experience for fans playing Sky, and who are staying safe at home. Players will retrace the memories of this tranquil new area and meet the season’s characters during this ten-week adventure.
  • Enjoy the relaxing memories of the beautiful islands where six ancestor spirits from nearby Prairie have visited to wind down. Guide them together to truly experience the powerful magic of this idyllic area. 

  • Set forth to help each vacationer in their quest and build new friendships.  Meet the season guide and the spirits who all want to explore, have fun and relax.  
  • Receive and learn six new expressions (including a new ‘Stance’ and ‘Call’), six new hairstyles, four new capes, two new masks, one new accessory, two new pants, a new instrument, two new music sheets and a new seasonal pendant.
  • Anniversary Event (July 13-July 19): Exchange three hearts to receive a bespoke ‘1 Year Anniversary Hat Gift’. Experience the birthday decorations and other surprises in the hidden area too.
  • Double Treasure Candles (July 13-July 19): The currently active ‘Double Treasure Candle’ event is now extended to July 19th. Track down the bumper red candle clusters. There are eight in total. 
  • Double Seasonal Light Event  (July 13-July 19): This special event will be included alongside the new season so players can enjoy twice the seasonal light nodes in the daily realm. Make sure you forge the extra seasonal candle each day!
  • Traveling Spirits: Ancestors of seasons past continue to appear in the kingdom, offering players the occasion to discover them, build friendships and unlock items.
  • NEW! Sky Merchandise: A Merchant will sail the shores of Sky to offer players a path to the new Sky Shop!

Sky is free-to-start and is currently available on the App Store ( and as Google Play ( Most recently, it was announced for Nintendo Switch, with future multi-format releases on the horizon.


All features of 'Season of Sanctuary’' can be activated for purchase at $9.99 and for gifting with the three-pack bundle at $19.99 within the Sky app.


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