on October 28, 2020 at 5:24PM PDT
Amid all the exciting action games announced or shown in the latest Nintendo Direct Mini, one game stood out for how relaxing it looked. Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town is, effectively, the latest game in the long-running Harvest Moon series (due to some complicated rights issues that necessitated a name change), and it looks lovely.
The game has a familiar set-up: you play as a character who has decided to take over their grandfather’s run-down farm, cleaning it up and becoming a member of the community, leaving your city life behind. It sounds a lot like Stardew Valley, which was, of course, inspired by Harvest Moon.
The trailer, below, shows off all the wood-chopping, farm-building, and villager-romancing we’ve come to expect from the genre. Seeing that well-maintained vegetable plot will be enough to make genre fans itch to build something.
There are shades of Animal Crossing: New Horizons here, too–Olive Town is a seaside town, so there will be fishing mechanics to enjoy.
Earlier this year, Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town released on Switch, which was an expanded remake of Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town. It received a 5/10 in GameSpot’s review.
Story of Seasons, Nintendo Switch, XSEED Games
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