Today, Marvelous Europe Limited are announcing that the remake of the Game Boy Advance title (which went by Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town), Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town, will launch physically and digitally on July 10th, 2020 for the Nintendo Switch.
The newest Story of Seasons title is the first to be released for the Nintendo Switch, and will feature HD visuals and newly imagined controls. Players will grow crops, take care of animals, and build relationships with the villagers. The title will also launch with support for English, French, German, and Spanish text localization, for those who prefer to read in their own native language.
Players will begin the game tending and breathing life back into their grandfather's farm by tending to crops and raising livestock to ensure the survival of the farm. There will be more than 20 varieties of crops that can be grown, with animals ranging from alpacas to angora bunnies. It'll always be different, though, as the seasons will cycle and new skills will be learned by the player as the game marches on.
If the player ever wants to venture off of their farm, there will be activities for them to enjoy such as horse racing, fishing for the trout, or showing off how awesome of a cook they are. There are also lots of festivals, so Mineral Town is always lively. However, if you don't necessarily want to hang out with anyone or participate in a group activity, players can also go to the local hot spring, delve deeply into the mines, or look for secrets that change by the seasons.
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