XSEED Games announced that the farm/life sim game, STORY OF SEASONS: Pioneers of Olive Town, has launched in North America for the Nintendo Switch system, representing the first brand-new title in the series for the platform. Known as Bokujo Monogatari in Japan, the critically-acclaimed franchise is celebrating its 25th anniversary and the latest iteration brings new features, bachelors and bachelorettes, and Earth Sprites to Olive Town, a bustling seaport.
To commemorate the 25th anniversary, the stand-alone ‘Expansion Pass’ — which includes extra story content, characters from previous titles in the series and exclusive costumes — normally priced at $19.99, has been discounted 15% for three weeks ending on Apr. 12. The Buffalo Costume and Neil’s Jacket DLC are also now available for purchase separately for $1.99. Additional Expansion Pass details including the release schedule can be found here. The ‘Premium Edition’ and standalone retail versions are available on the XSEED Games Store and participating retailers for an MSRP of $59.99 and $49.99, respectively. The digital editions of the ‘Expansion Pass Set’ and base game are available on the Nintendo eShop for $69.99 and $49.99, respectively.
About STORY OF SEASONS: Pioneers of Olive Town
STORY OF SEASONS: Pioneers of Olive Town is a brand-new adventure that drops eager explorers in Olive Town, a charming seaside community on the edge of the untamed frontier, where they will work to breathe life back into their grandfather’s dilapidated farm. Though it may at first appear to be a sleepy burg, Olive Town is home to dozens of unique characters to befriend when players are ready to take a break from building their dream farm — a dream farm where further exploration of the farm can yield magical lands where seasons never change, an island in the sky and even a unicorn to ride!
- Tame the wilderness of the peninsula and build your farm from the ground up! — Gather and process materials to fulfil requests and improve Olive Town’s infrastructure, upgrade tools, or commission new outfits and accessories
- A farm of endless possibilities — Clear the land, repair old facilities, and place new buildings wherever you see fit, and level up farming skills to craft a variety of decorations and facilities, from fences and automatic feeders for livestock to sprinklers for crops
- Participate in local festivals and events as the town comes to life! — Get to know your neighbours better and you may even find love with a special someone among them
- Simple mechanics, deep gameplay — Greenhorn farmers can rest easy with the return of Seedling Mode and Normal Mode while veteran players will find familiar features and facilities with new twists on classic gameplay elements
“Not only is STORY OF SEASONS celebrating its 25th anniversary with Pioneers of Olive Town, it’s my anniversary too! Having worked on the series from its early days, I’m very proud of how we’ve been able to grow and expand on gameplay with each iteration based on fan feedback. But I’m most proud and humbled by how popular the series has become not just in Japan, but around the world.”
Hikaru Nakano – STORY OF SEASONS: Pioneers of Olive Town Director