Cow Costume DLC Included with all Digital Pre-Purchases; PC Release Recently Revealed on PC Gaming Show
Torrance, Calif. – June 18, 2020 – XSEED Games, the independent-minded publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., has opened digital pre-purchase for STORY OF SEASONS: Friends of Mineral Town, the expanded remake of the beloved 2003 Game Boy Advance farming/life simulation title, on the Nintendo eShop and Windows PC via Steam for $49.99. The title will be released on July 14 for the Nintendo Switch™ system and was recently also announced for Windows PC via Steam as a part of the PC Gaming Show. This marks the debut of the original farming simulation franchise, known as Bokujō Monogatari in Japan, on both platforms in the West. All digital pre-purchases will include the adorable Cow Costume DLC as a bonus. This cosmetic DLC will also be available for purchase separately on both platforms at launch for $1.99.
The title is also currently available for retail pre-order at the XSEED Games Store and participating retailers for a MSRP of $49.99. All purchases through the XSEED Games Store will also include a “Strawberry Hanako” pocket plushie based off the in-game Strawberry Cow, which is also available as a pre-purchase bonus at participating retailers while supplies last.
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 and Windows PC via Steam. The physical edition for Nintendo Switch™ is available for pre-purchase for a suggested retail price of $49.99 at the XSEED Games Store and participating retailers. The title is also available for digital pre-purchase on the Nintendo eShop and for Windows PC via Steam for $49.99, with a Cow Costume DLC item included with all early purchases. This game has been rated Everyone 10+ by the ESRB.
For more information about the STORY OF SEASONS series, please visit www.storyofseasons.com. More information about XSEED Games’ products can be found at www.xseedgames.com. Fans can also follow XSEED Games on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Twitch, get in depth info from their localization blog, and join the discussion on their Discord server at: http://discord.gg/XSEEDGames.
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.