XSEED Games to Launch STORY OF SEASONS: Friends of Mineral Town July 14 for Nintendo Switch
Digital Pre-Purchase and Pre-Loads for North American Release Coming Soon; Incentives Announced for All Early Birds
Torrance, Calif. – May 15, 2020 – XSEED Games, the independent-minded publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., has announced today that STORY OF SEASONS: Friends of Mineral Town, the expanded remake of the popular Game Boy Advance farming/life simulation title released in 2003, will launch in North America on the Nintendo Switch™ system on July 14. The title is currently available for retail pre-purchase at the XSEED Games Store and participating retailers for a MSRP of $49.99. All retail pre-purchases from the XSEED Games Store will include an adorable “Strawberry Hanako” pocket plushie based on the in-game Strawberry Cow animal. The pocket plushie is also being offered by participating retailers but only while supplies last. The publisher has confirmed that digital pre-purchase for the title on the Nintendo eShop will be available at a later date and will support pre-loading for eager farmers, while all digital pre-purchases will include a Cow Costume DLC as an early bird bonus. The Cow Costume DLC will also be available for purchase separately at launch for $1.99.
The popular farming/life simulation returns with its first release on the Nintendo Switch™, revitalizing a beloved classic with improved visuals and expanded content for a new generation of farmers. STORY OF SEASONS: Friends of Mineral Town is a complete remake of the original title jam-packed with charming characters, relaxing activities, and heartwarming stories to delight both veteran and new farmers alike. Whether it’s raising livestock, harvesting crops, falling in love, or helping out a neighbor in need, Mineral Town will offer players the opportunity to become a part of this lovely community.
About STORY OF SEASONS: Friends of Mineral Town
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.
Developed by Marvelous Inc. and published by XSEED Games in North America, STORY OF SEASONS: Friends of Mineral Town will launch July 14, 2020 on the Nintendo Switch™ system. The physical edition is available for pre-purchase for a suggested retail price of $49.99 at the XSEED Games Store and participating retailers. This game has been rated Everyone 10+ by the ESRB.
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About XSEED Games
XSEED Games is the independent-minded publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Marvelous Inc., which is a publicly traded company listed in the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Formed in 2004 and located in Torrance, California, XSEED Games publishes interactive entertainment content for PC and consoles from the Marvelous portfolio as well as from a wide variety of third-party partners. Whether it’s Marvelous properties such as STORY OF SEASONS (Bokujo Monogatari), SENRAN KAGURA, and Rune Factory, or third-party titles such as the Corpse Party and AKIBA’S TRIP series or the recently released Granblue Fantasy: Versus, XSEED Games has grown its reputation among gamers with its critically acclaimed localizations and commitment to fans, remaining ever dedicated to its “indie spirit, player-first” approach.