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‘Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town’ coming to the Switch

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Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town is coming to the Nintendo Switch. So far, the new game is much different from all its previous iterations.

Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town received an announcement in the recent Nintendo Direct Mini. It looks relaxing and superbly enjoyable, with more varied gameplay than its predecessors.

Pioneers of Olive Town is a new iteration of Harvest Moon

The new Pioneers of Olive Town looks beautiful so far, looking like a legit iteration of Harvest Moon. The latest release they had was Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town. It was an HD remake for Harvest Moon: Friends Of Mineral Town from the GBA.

“The long-awaited brand new entry in the original farm/life simulation franchise, known in Japan as Bokujo Monogatari, makes its debut on Nintendo Switch, bringing players more freedom than ever before to shape an untamed wilderness and customize their farm down to the very tile,” said the description.

“A new cast of marriage candidates, a town that grows and thrives along with your farm, and a request system highlight the new features, all while retaining the core elements of the STORY OF SEASONS series.”

So far, the game looks superb, with cute animals and what seems to be the start of a farm. Unlike previous titles, the new Story of Seasons is not focusing on starting a simple farm. It seems the focus is mostly starting a new settlement away from civilization.

Olive Town offers new mechanics and classic loops too

Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town is offering a few classic gameplay loops. It also has new mechanics that will likely bring in new players into the fold.

For starters, the game still has players maintaining a farm. It’s a more nitty-gritty farm that combines both barns and vegetable farming.

Logging and agriculture seem to be a more critical process than previous games, which should be fantastic.

The animals are equally cute, with the usual chickens, cows, horses, and llamas. It doesn’t mean, however, that players are isolated from people. There’s still a town to visit and even marriageable candidates.

A new theme for the game seems to be exploration. Apart from the general area of the farm, players can discover recent locations. These will have resources and new activities to do.

Classic activities will still be available, including fishing, rearing animals, and foraging. The game follows more closely to Stardew Valley in terms of the scale of things to do.

Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town is coming for the Switch. There’s no information if the game will come out for other platforms, including the PC.

Featured image courtesy of Nintendo/Youtube Screenshot

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