Publishers XSEED Games and Marvelous Europe have shared details for the retail versions of Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town in both North America and Europe.
Here’s a rundown on the different versions:
The game is available in both Standard Edition for $49.99 (Amazon Page, Note: An affiliate link) and Premium Edition for $59.99 (Amazon Page, Note: An affiliate link). While the former just includes the game, the latter includes a copy of the game, a 2.5″ x 4″ plushie of the game’s “Buffy” the buffalo mascot, and a 13.5″ by 24″ cloth poster.
Europe is getting a slightly bigger “Deluxe Edition” that comes with a copy of the game, a 140 page A5 notebook with character art and pages to keep a diary of your game, an A3 poster with exclusive artwork from Igusa Matsuyama, and 10 trading cards featuring the various marriage candidates.
Here’s a new trailer:
Here’s some new screenshots:
Here’s a rundown on the game:
Inspired by tales of their grandfather’s pioneering days, the protagonist decides to pack their bags and leave the hustle and bustle of big city life for the frontier in Olive Town.
When they arrive, they run into Victor, the town’s mayor and their grandfather’s old friend. He brings them to the old farm, which has been reclaimed by nature over the years. Determined to breathe life back into their grandfather’s dream and follow in his footsteps, the protagonist rolls up their sleeves and gets to work.
Olive Town—which is just a stone’s throw away from the farm—is a port town built on the tip of a peninsula. It might be a quiet little town, but it is home to a whole host of unique characters. And while the townsfolk get by well enough in this picturesque seaside locale, a little more tourism never hurt anyone…
The long-awaited brand new entry in the original farm/life simulation franchise, known in Japan as Bokujo Monogatari, makes its debut on Nintendo Switch, bringing players more freedom than ever before to shape an untamed wilderness and customize their farm down to the very tile. A new cast of marriage candidates, a town that grows and thrives along with your farm, and a request system highlight the new features, all while retaining the core elements of the STORY OF SEASONS series. Finding Earth Sprites while exploring your farmland may lead you to mysterious, fantastical lands such as gardens where the seasons never change, an island in the sky, or even the inside of a volcano!
- Cultivate Your Farm, Cultivate Your Town – Tame the wilderness of the peninsula and build your farm from the ground up! Gather and process materials to fulfill requests and improve Olive Town’s infrastructure, upgrade tools, or commission new outfits and accessories.
- Simple Mechanics, Deep Gameplay – Greenhorn farmers can rest easy with the return of Seedling Mode and Normal Mode. Veteran players ready to create a bustling farm of their own will find familiar features and facilities with new twists on classic gameplay elements.
- A Farm of Endless Possibilities – Clear the land, repair old facilities, and place new ones wherever you see fit. Level up your farming skills and craft a variety of decorations and facilities, from fences and automatic feeders for livestock to sprinklers for crops!
- There’s Always Something Going on in Olive Town! – Participate in local festivals as the town comes to life with over 200 unique events! Get to know your neighbors better and you may even find love with a special someone among them.
Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town is launching for Nintendo Switch on February 25th, 2021 in Japan and on March 23rd in North America and Europe.