Popular manga character Doraemon got an unexpected crossover back in 2019 with the Story of Seasons franchise. This charming blue cat (yes, he is a robotic cat) made for a perfect fit with the chill farming vibes of Marvelous' well-known farming sim in Doraemon Story of Seasons, and because everyone fell utterly head-over-heels for it (they did, right?), we're getting another dose of Doraemon.
Doraemon Story of Seasons: Friends of the Great Kingdom featured in today's Nintendo Direct Mini with more lovely manga-esque cutscenes and watercolour visuals. This time Doraemon and his friends crash land on a mysterious planet, and try to get on with things by starting up a farm, raising crops, fishing, and more. You'll even get to sit at the table and — get this — eat with Doraemon!
With local co-op, you'll be able to play together with a friend and raise a farm between the two of you, and with Doraemon at your side, there are plenty of trusty gadgets he can use to help you both speed through your crops.
After the reveal, the game's producer shared a message — and some more gameplay — in a video on Bandai Namco's YouTube channel. Check it out below!
We were rather taken with the original game when it was first released in 2019 and gave it a 7/10 in our review, saying:
Doraemon Story of Seasons is an enchanting, relaxing romp through a world that is so much simpler than ours. With gorgeous visuals and a never-ending list of things to do, it’s unlikely that you’ll get bored while playing it.
Were you a fan of the first game? Will you be picking up Friends of the Great Kingdom when it launches later this year? let us know!