Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive City will come to the Swap in Japan this Thursday, the 25th February, however for the western world, we can’t get our palms on it till the 23rd March. We’ll, after all, be overlaying the Japanese reception right here on Nintendo Life, however till we are able to play it for ourselves, it is simply not the identical.
In an interview with Nintendo DREAM, a Japanese journal, the Director, Assistant Director, and Producer of the most recent Story of Seasons mentioned the upcoming recreation (due to Fogu for the interpretation and abstract).
Firstly, they notice that 2021 is the 25th anniversary of the Bokujou Monogatari sequence, often called “Harvest Moon” and later “Story of Seasons” in English. It is an anniversary that is been forgotten amongst all of the Mario and Zelda 35th celebrations, however that does not imply it is any much less vital, proper?
Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive City has apparently been within the works since 2018, with an unique idea that was scrapped for being too darkish and overwhelming. The sport focuses on farming and nature, with a specific bent in direction of constructing the farm up from scratch and discovering treasures within the surrounding wilderness.
The builders appear to need to make the sport a bit of simpler for gamers to start with, making it a lot faster to get high-powered instruments, and to craft objects reasonably than purchase them. Cribbing from Stardew Valley a bit of, the sport can even embody sprinklers to water the crops.
A very new function is the truth that rain will now accumulate on the bottom, forming puddles that may be cleared up with a bucket. If the farmer does not clear them up, the realm might change into swampy – though they do not go into element about what meaning!
One significantly attention-grabbing new tidbit is the digital camera view, which could be manipulated to search out secrets and techniques – some that are solely seen from specific angles. We already know there’s going to be a photograph mode, so it’s going to be enjoyable to fiddle with the digital camera – and get some observe in for New Pokémon Snap.
Nevertheless, we saved the dangerous information for final. One thing that may in all probability disappoint die-hard followers of the sequence is that the Witch Princess and Harvest Goddess is not going to seem in Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive City – the builders needed to prioritise all-new characters.
Has any of this raised your hype for the brand new Story of Seasons recreation, or do you have already got it pre-ordered? Give us your ideas beneath!