Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Towns Rides Into Switch This Summer

Publisher XSEED Games is bringing the adorable farm/life sim Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town to NA Switch Owners this summer.

While many of us have been busy farming for bells in a certain big life sim, there’s another franchise full of cute villagers and fun festivities to enjoy. Known in Japan as Bokujo Monogatari, this Story of Seasons release is possibly the next big thing in cute farm life to hit the Switch. Friends of Mineral Town is a complete remake of a title that originally hit the Gameboy back in 2003 and marks the first mainline SoS game to arrive on Nintendos mobile powerhouse, although a spin-off of sorts did appear recently. As you’d expect, this version will house a whole range of new content for anybody familiar with the original

The Story

Gamers picking up SoS will find themselves 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. Form there they’ll tend the land and become part of the bustling rural community, getting to know the neighbors, rebuilding the property, and engaging in lots of social events all over Mineral Town. There are animal contests, pet fetch competitions, mochi making activities, and more to experience. All of these adventures are wrapped up in a charming aesthetic that is out to charm anybody that steps in Mineral Town.

Developed by Marvelous Inc. and published by XSEED Games in North America, Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town will launch later this Sumer on the Nintendo Switch. We do not have an exact date for your arrival in Mineral Town but we do know that a ticket there will come in at a suggested retail price of $49.99. Pre-orders will open shortly at the XSEED Games Store and participating retailers. For now, get a glimpse of your destination over at the trailer above.


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