The Story of Seasons franchise, or as it used to be known in the west – Harvest Moon, has been somewhat conservative in its presentation of love, relationships, and eventually marriage. You’ve only been able to marry the opposite sex – until now.
Now that Marvelous has released Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town in Japan, users have been playing the game and sharing their experiences. A new revelation (via sokuhou.xsrv.jp [Editor’s Note: Translation: Google Translate]) is that you can date – and eventually marry – members of the same sex.
The above screenshot was shared, showing the female main character marrying one of the bachelorettes, Karen. You can also marry a bachelor if you play as the male protagonist. You can also have children even if you marry someone of the same sex (the Harvest Goddess will give you the baby).
It’s worth mentioning previous games, including the original version of Friends of Mineral Town, would let you marry the Harvest Goddess herself. The new version lets you also marry a Kappa monster, and even the Gourmet taster.
Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town is now available for Nintendo Switch in Japan. A worldwide release is planned, but hasn’t been dated yet.