As we're now well into 2017, Marvelous has now confirmed that Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns will be releasing in North America before Q1 ends. Yes, for fans of the farming simulator you will be able to pick up a copy of the anticipated sequel come on 28th February.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the series (which started life as Harvest Moon), the newest iteration sees the player "settled on a homestead in the middle of three distinct and uniquely themed locales" where "players can explore a diverse landscape as they search for new ways to grow their farms and friendships".

Little more than a month away, like the previous installment the game will feature Super Mario-themed content, yet instead of crops being customisable it will be wearable outfits this time out. Mario, Luigi, Peach and Toad overalls will now be available, bringing their own "unique effects". See below:

Mario's Outfit and Hat: Mama mia! The iconic plumber's signature red and blue uniform gives your running speed a boost.

Luigi's Outfit and Hat: Luigi's costume will improve your luck at fishing. Others will be green with envy.

Princess Peach's Dress and Tiara: This regal dress and tiara will make you better friends with other characters. Sweet!

Toad's Outfit and Hat: The tireless Toad's outfit causes your stamina to recharge automatically over time.

The game has been suggested at a retail price of $39.99 and will be exclusive to the 3DS system. Previously released in Japan last June, many have hoped the sequel will also make its way to Europe. Sadly at this time of writing there is no firm release date for Europe.

Will you be harvesting this February? Would you like a Europe release? Leave us a comment.