XSEED Games have announced the North American release date for Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town.
The news comes via emailed press release, also revealing that the game is available for pre-purchase from the XSEED Games Store and participating retailers for MSRP $49.99 USD. The pre-purchase bonus of the Strawberry Hanako pocket plush (again from the XSEED Games Store and participating retailers) was also re-iterated.
In addition, those who digitally pre-purchase the game on Nintendo eShop (available at a later date) will earn a Cow Costume DLC as a bonus. This DLC will be available later for $1.99, and game will also support pre-loading.
You can find the launch date trailer and screenshots (via emailed press release) below.
You can find the rundown (via emailed press release) below.
Summoned 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 idyllic summers 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.
Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town is available on Nintendo Switch in Japan, and July 14th in North America.