XSEED Games, the independent-minded publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., is delighted to announce that STORY OF SEASONS: Friends of Mineral Town is now available for the Nintendo Switch™ system and Windows PC via Steam. This marks the debut of the original farming simulation franchise, known as Bokujō Monogatari in Japan, on both platforms in the West.
The expanded remake of the beloved 2003 Game Boy Advance farming/life simulation title is available digitally on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch and Windows PC via Steam for $49.99. The physical retail edition is also available for purchase at the XSEED Games Store and participating retailers for a MSRP of $49.99. Five adorable Animal Costume DLC items are also available for purchase separately on both platforms for $1.99 each.
To commemorate the launch, director Hikaru Nakano sent a message through his Mineral Town Influencer and fan fav, Hanako:
“I’m delighted to welcome western Story of Seasons fans to Mineral Town today,” said Hikaru Nakano, Story of Seasons Director at Marvelous. “It’s been a long wait and we’re so happy to finally share this very special installment of the Bokujo series with both PC and Nintendo Switch players. We dedicated a lot of energy towards including updates and additions that fans, new, or returning will enjoy and hope they’ll be living their best farm life soon!”
Please click the thumbnail below to view a special address to western fans from Nakano-san.
|XSEED Games is also opening up the official STORY OF SEASONS: Friends of Mineral Town Farmer Fanworks Contest starting from July 17. Please visit Here for more information about the contest.
About STORY OF SEASONS: Friends of Mineral Town
Invited by Mayor Thomas to visit the farm once owned by their late grandfather, a young city-slicker returns to Mineral Town to find the once lush farmland has fallen into disrepair. Memories of an idyllic summer spent in Mineral Town come rushing back and they immediately pick up their tools, vowing to restore the fields to their former glory. In their new hometown, they’ll tend the land and become part of the bustling rural community. Along the way to becoming a world class farmer, they’ll befriend townsfolk and, perhaps, even find romance.
STORY OF SEASONS: Friends of Mineral Town is a complete remake, re-envisioning the charming and occasionally mysterious world of Mineral Town with updated gameplay, graphics, and characters for the modern day. Core features of the STORY OF SEASONS series also make their return, with multi-floor mining and fan-favorite events like horse racing.
Returning the series to the simulation style that put it on the map, Friends of Mineral Town features detailed farm management by individual squares of land, while also introducing smooth, modernized controls to make managing tools and items fun and easy. Once the crops and livestock are tended to, players can spend their days catching fish in the river, mining for ore, or taking a relaxing break in the hot spring.
Developed by Marvelous Inc. and published by XSEED Games in North America, STORY OF SEASONS: Friends of Mineral Town launched on July 14, 2020 for the Nintendo Switch system and Windows PC via Steam. The physical edition for Nintendo Switch is available for a suggested retail price of $49.99 at the XSEED Games Store and participating retailers. The title is also available for digital purchase on the Nintendo eShop and for Windows PC via Steam for $49.99, with Animal Costume DLCs available for purchase separately for $1.99 each. This game has been rated Everyone 10+ by the ESRB.
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