Publication date of the original Japanese article: 2021-08-31 10:53 (JST)
Translated by. Braden Noyes
On August 31, 2021, Marvelous Inc. released an announcement to commemorate the 25th anniversary of their Story of Seasons series. With it came news that two of the series’ titles will be getting ports later this year.
First up is Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town, which will be coming to the PS4 and Xbox One. The international release of the PS4 and Xbox One versions will be available for $39.99 USD on October 26, 2021 and will be getting both physical and downloadable versions.
Previously released for Nintendo Switch in October 2019, this title is actually a remake based on the original from 2003 which had two versions, Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town and Harvest Moon: More Friends of Mineral Town, and has gained recognition as being a faithful recreation of the popular original.
Second on the list is Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town, which will be coming to Steam on September 15, 2021. This was the latest entry in the series and the Steam version will be published by XSEED Games, a subsidiary of Marvelous Inc.
First released for the Nintendo Switch in March of this year, the game was a bold leap forward for the series, incorporating a crafting system built on the existing Story of Seasons core system. Although the game did receive some criticism regarding its contents and overall quality, it has continued to improve since via steady updates from the development team.
Players looking to pick up a copy can head over to Steam now to take advantage of a special promotion. Through September 15, 2021, players can pre-order the base game for $35.99 USD (regularly $39.99 USD) or choose to bundle it with the Expansion Pass for $50.99 USD (regularly $59.99 USD). You can even pick up a copy of Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town, which has been available on Steam since July of 2020.
The 25th Anniversary news release also included information regarding a crossover event between Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town and another farm simulator titled Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin. Players in Olive Town will be able to obtain a new outfit based on that worn by Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin’s main character, Princess Sakuna. This free DLC (Princess Sakuna’s Heavenly Garb) will only be available from September 15, 2021 to March 30, 2022 at 9:59 PDT.
For further information and other announcements, be sure to check out the official website.