Switch game ships in Japan on October 17, gets Western release
Marvelous began streaming the second introduction video for its Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town (Bokujō Monogatari: Saikai no Mineral Town) game for Nintendo Switch on Wednesday. The video previews planting and harvesting crops, gathering ingredients, raising pets, interacting with townspeople, developing romantic relationships, and other activities in the game.
The game is a full remake of the Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town and Harvest Moon: More Friends of Mineral Town Game Boy Advance games. The game will ship in Japan on October 17 for the Nintendo Switch.
XSEED Games will release the game in North America, and Marvelous Europe will release the game in Europe and Australia.
Natsume published most of the previous games in the franchise under the umbrella title of Harvest Moon in North America. However, since XSEED Games — Marvelous AQL's own subsidiary — published the Bokujō Monogatari: Tsunagaru Shin Tenchi game in North America in March 2015, it cannot use Natsume's Harvest Moon title. XSEED most recently released Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns (Bokujō Monogatari: Mitsu no Sato no Taisetsu na Tomodachi) for the Nintendo 3DS in February 2017.
Bandai Namco Entertainment will release the Doraemon: Story of Seasons (Doraemon: Nobita no Bokujō Monogatari) crossover game for the Switch and PC via Steam in the West on October 11. The game will also launch in Southeast Asia in fall. The game launched in Japan for the Switch on June 13.