Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town launches July 14 in North America

Physical copies include the "Strawberry Hanako" pocket plushie.

Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town

Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town will launch for Switch both physically and digitally on July 14 in North America, publisher XSEED Games announced.

In Europe, a July 10 release date was already announced back in March. Digital pre-orders for the European version went live today.

Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town is currently available for pre-purchase at the XSEED Games Store for $49.99. All retail purchases from the XSEED Games Store will include the “Strawberry Hanako” pocket plushie based on the in-game Strawberry Cow animal. Purchases at participating retailers will also include the plushie while supplies last.

Digital pre-orders, which will begin at a later date in North America, will support pre-loading and include the “Cow Costume” downloadable content as a bonus. The costume can also be purchased separately at launch for $1.99.

Here is an overview of the game, via XSEED Games:

The popular farming / life simulation returns with its first release on the Nintendo Switch, revitalizing a beloved classic with improved visuals and expanded content for a new generation of farmers. Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town is a complete remake of the original title jam-packed with charming characters, relaxing activities, and heartwarming stories to delight both veteran and new farmers alike. Whether it’s raising livestock, harvesting crops, falling in love, or helping out a neighbor in need, Mineral Town will offer players the opportunity to become a part of this lovely community.

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.

Watch a new trailer below. View a new set of screenshots (featuring the English, German, French, and Spanish localizations) at the gallery.

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