Starting over in a new town is hard enough, let alone starting over with a farm, adorable livestock and no experience. That’s why XSEED Games is celebrating this month’s launch of STORY OF SEASONS: Friends of Mineral Town, the expanded remake of the beloved 2003 Game Boy Advanced classic, with tips and tricks videos helping new farmers live their best farm life. From rounding up livestock on time to confessing your undying love to a special someone, these tips and tricks will give players an edge when moving to Mineral Town. The company shared the latest tip about rounding up livestock at the end of a hard day of farming today, and will be continuing to share new tips and tricks at 1:00PM PT through next week to prepare farmers for the coming fall harvest.
Launched on July 14, STORY OF SEASONS: Friends of Mineral Town has received praise from critics and fans alike, earning a 78 on Metacritic for the Nintendo Switch™ system version and a user score of “Overwhelmingly Positive” on Steam. The title has also become the fastest title to eclipse 100,000 units sold on a single platform for XSEED Games, achieving that milestone on the Nintendo Switch™ system within a week of launching.
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 launched July 14, 2020 on the Nintendo Switch™ system and Windows PC via Steam. The physical edition for Nintendo Switch™ is available for a suggested retail price of $49.99 at the XSEED Games Store and participating retailers. The title is also available digitally on the Nintendo eShop and for Windows PC via Steam for $49.99. This game has been rated Everyone 10+ by the ESRB.
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