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Announced during October’s Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase, Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town is right on track to celebrate the Bokujō Monogatari franchise’s 25th anniversary in 2021. Today, XSEED Games has shared some new details about the game’s English localization as well as the standard and limited retail editions.

First, Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town will be available on the Nintendo Switch on March 23rd, 2021 in North America for $49.99 (standard edition). For $10 more, you can upgrade your copy to the limited “Premium Edition”. That includes the game, a 2.5” by 4” adorable pocket plushie of title mascot “Buffy” the buffalo, and a 13.5” by 24” cloth poster featuring the full key illustration for the game all in a special box. For those who collect the (usually) pre-order bonus plushies, the Premium Edition is the way to go! XSEED Games does note that details about the game’s digital release on Nintendo eShop will be shared at a later date. There’s also no official word about if/when the digital pre-order bonuses Japan is getting will make their way to North America.



Besides the pre-order launch, more screenshots were shared – including some of the marriage candidates and their localized names.



Key Features

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 


Celebrate Bokujō Monogatari’s 25th anniversary early by securing your pre-order of Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town today!


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Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)