The more the merrier
About a year ago, Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns brought more farm sim action to the 3DS, making several improvements on the original release and carrying on the spirit of Harvest Moon in a meaningful way. We absolutely loved the original release, but there was DLC released only in Japan shortly after launch that notably...
Confirmed for North America so far
Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns is a relatively recent arrival in PAL territories, but has been keeping 3DS players busy in North America since the Spring. Now XSEED games has outlined details on the first paid DLC to come to the title in the North American region, along with a free update and 3DS theme. Due on...
A good time for a virtual harvest?
It's not always easy to keep up with the various iterations, naming rights and games based upon Harvest Moon, but Story of Seasons is indeed a take on the series from key creators, regardless of its brand in the West. The good news for European gamers that have been waiting for the latest in the series is...
A tale of three cities
In recent times the legal environment of the Harvest Moon series has become a bit muddled. Starting in 2014, XSeed Games began localizing the latest games in the series under the name Story of Seasons, due to the fact that Natsume owns the IP rights to the Harvest Moon franchise. So, although the Harvest Moon series continues...
Minecraft and Mario & Sonic on Wii U grab top five places
As the middle of another week arrives we have the Media Create Japanese charts results, and this week brings a number of new releases in the top 10. At number one is Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns, which is the latest entry of the popular Bokujō Monogatari series in Japan; it's shifted an...
Harvest Moon, just under a different name
The tale of the Harvest Moon/Story of Seasons saga is a slightly confusing one. The developer, Marvelous AQL, has been making the games for several years, but the publishing rights have primarily rested with Natsume, which incidentally owns the IP. In recent times, Natsume has decided to continue producing...
Famitsu has just revealed that Nintendo costumes will be included in the forthcoming Story of Seasons: Good Friends of Three Villages. The sequel - which hits Japan on June 23rd - is confirmed to contain Mario and Peach, and the preview in Famitsu suggests that Luigi and Toad outfits may also be available. The previous Story of...
"I want people to know that heartwarming RPGs like this still exist"
In a season already brimming with high-profile RPGs on the 3DS, Return to PopoloCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale stands out: a crossover between Yohsuke Tamori's PopoloCrois — an enduringly popular fantasy manga series that's served as the basis for several anime adaptations...
What a wonderful world
While the Harvest Moon franchise has had its ups and downs, Story of Seasons - which is a re-branded HM game, let's not forget - returned to the core style of the IP's beginnings. Add in some carefully thought out mechanics and a dose of realism and you have a 3DS title with some staunch fans; we rather liked it in our review,...
And Australian ones, too
Marvelous has announced that Return to PopoloCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale is coming to Europe and Australia early this year. The 3DS game - which is a combination of farming and role-playing - has already been confirmed for a North American release via XSEED. Marvelous hasn't given a solid release date as yet, but...
That's one way to usher in the New Year
Here's an odd release date for you - Story of Seasons is now coming to Europe on 31st December, New Year's Eve - it had previously been pegged for an arrival on 8th January in the region. It's a strange date to launch a game but seems to be a decision to also tap into the Download Update, if we allow...
We quite liked Marvelous' Story of Seasons when we reviewed it earlier this year. Our resident farming simulation expert Ron DelVillano said: "the charming characters and satisfying gameplay make this a game worth any Harvest Moon fan's time. If you're looking to start a relaxing new virtual life full of charm and charisma, look no...
Rewriting the story
Have you ever wanted to leave it all? Just pack your bags, move to a completely new place and start a brand new life? If you've ever wanted to see what it's like to start fresh, now is your chance with the release of Marvelous' latest farming simulation title, Story of Seasons. As was outlined in our recent review of
Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch
As we touched on in our first impressions of Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley, 2014 is looking to be a bumper crop year for farming fans, with Natsume’s upcoming agricultural adventure and XSEED’s Story of Seasons both set to sow the seeds of farming simulation in North American
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