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Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town updated to Version 1.0.3

Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town has been updated to Version 1.0.3. Check out the patch notes below.

The following issues have been addressed:

- The trophy for owning 5 pets, “Solomon’s Ring”, would not unlock correctly
- When a character receives a disliked/hated item for the first time, dialogue specific to this situation would not display
- For one dialogue line after the Moo Moo Festival, Marie’s name displayed incorrectly as “Elly”
- Other minor text issues in English, German, and Spanish

STORY OF SEASONS: Friends of Mineral Town 'Tips & Tricks' video

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Need some help with STORY OF SEASONS: Friends of Mineral Town? XSEED has put together a video feature to help you start things off on the right foot.

XSEED Games Shares Tips and Tricks for Recently Released STORY OF SEASONS: Friends of Mineral Town

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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.

Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town updated to Version 1.0.2

Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town has been updated to Version 1.0.2. Check out patch notes below.

- Mythic Ore will now appear in the mines
- Brandon now has more dialog
- Updated text files around the town

Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town director details what lead to the game including same-sex relationships

Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town may be a remake, but it also includes some brand-new features. For example, players are now able to form same-sex relationships this time around. In an interview with Siliconera, Director Hikaru Nakano explained what lead to this decision.

Harvest Moon DS: Cute had “Best Friend Ceremonies.” This was only available to specific characters, but it allowed two women to have a wedding ceremony. Although it was integrated as a hidden element of the game, we had positive feedback from the fans, and some specific requests to bring it back. If given the chance, it was one of the things that I wanted to include.

One of the running themes for the series is the freedom of choice. We want players to have the freedom to do whatever they please, so regardless of which protagonist is chosen, we want them to be able to partner with their favorite character. With this remake, we wanted to allow players to be able to have a relationship with any of the bachelors/bachelorettes, regardless of what protagonist they choose to play.

As for the response we’ve received, this is basically a first for the Bokujou series, and we’ve received a lot of feedback during development from our peers and from our fans after launch. I will not be going into details, but personally, I would like to think of ways to improve the romance portion of the series so that fans can further enjoy their life within the game.

Check out the launch trailer for STORY OF SEASONS: Friends of Mineral Town

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. Enjoy your best farm life!

STORY OF SEASONS: Friends of Mineral Town Blooms on Switch Today, Fanworks Contest Detailed

Your story starts today!

XSEED Games, the independent-minded publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., is delighted to announce that STORY OF SEASONS: Friends of Mineral Town is now available for the Nintendo Switch™ system and Windows PC via Steam. This marks the debut of the original farming simulation franchise, known as Bokujō Monogatari in Japan, on both platforms in the West.

The expanded remake of the beloved 2003 Game Boy Advance farming/life simulation title is available digitally on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch and Windows PC via Steam for $49.99. The physical retail edition is also available for purchase at the XSEED Games Store and participating retailers for a MSRP of $49.99. Five adorable Animal Costume DLC items are also available for purchase separately on both platforms for $1.99 each.

To commemorate the launch, Director Hikaru Nakano sent a message through his Mineral Town Influencer and fan fav, Hanako.



“I’m delighted to welcome western Story of Seasons fans to Mineral Town today,” said Hikaru Nakano, Story of Seasons Director at Marvelous. “It’s been a long wait and we’re so happy to finally share this very special installment of the Bokujo series with both PC and Nintendo Switch players. We dedicated a lot of energy towards including updates and additions that fans, new, or returning will enjoy and hope they’ll be living their best farm life soon!”

XSEED Games is also opening up the official STORY OF SEASONS: Friends of Mineral Town Farmer Fanworks Contest starting from July 17. Please visit Here for more information about the contest.

About STORY OF SEASONS: Friends of Mineral Town
Invited 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 an idyllic summer 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 on July 14, 2020 for 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 for digital purchase on the Nintendo eShop and for Windows PC via Steam for $49.99, with Animal Costume DLCs available for purchase separately for $1.99 each. This game has been rated Everyone 10+ by the ESRB.

Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town now available in Europe

Farming it out

Experience the joys of life on the farm in this reimagining of a timeless STORY OF SEASONS classic!
Your farming life begins in Mineral Town, a charming village surrounded by nature. You've returned after many years to restore your late grandfather's farm to its former glory. Care for crops, livestock, and more as your very own story of seasons unfolds.

▪Tend to the Farm!

A rich variety of fruits, veggies, and livestock are waiting for you. Raise them all with love and care, and you'll have plenty of products to harvest, sell, or cook with!

▪Stroll Down Memory Lane!

Mineral Town is full of friendly faces, both old and new! Head into town, give gifts, and learn all about your neighbors as you befriend them.

▪Fall in Love!

Mineral Town is home to several eligible bachelors and bachelorettes. Get to know the boy or girl of your dreams, and you might be able to date them, get married, and even start a family!

▪There's More to Explore!

Go fishing, cook fresh meals, and when your work's all said and done, take a dip in the local hot spring. Experience the farmer's life like never before!

Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town is now available for the Switch in Europe. The game will release in North America on July 14th, 2020.

Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town - more gameplay footage

Your farming life begins in Mineral Town, a charming village surrounded by nature. You've returned after many years to restore your late grandfather's farm to its former glory. Care for crops, livestock, and more as your very own story of seasons unfolds.

Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town live-stream airing June 26th, 2020

Those looking to find out more details on Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town and get a good look at gameplay have something to look forward to. XSEED has announced that they're hosting a special Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town live-stream on June 26th, 2020 at 8 PM ET. There's even going to be an unboxing of the retail version, along with a giveaway!

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