Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town heads to Switch in March 2021

Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town release date March 2021 Nintendo Switch Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase XSEED Games Marvelous olive town bachelors bachelorettes

Yet another announcement at today’s Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase, Marvelous and XSEED Games revealed Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town for Nintendo Switch, launching on March 23, 2021.

The premise is that, long ago, your pioneering grandfather and his friends founded Olive Town. You always dreamed of living there for some reason, and now you are — because you’re taking over grandpa’s old farm. However, a huge forest awaits you when you arrive, and you’ll be chopping down trees selectively to build your town in Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town. You’ll discover lots of different sorts of flowers and animals along the way.

Also, the usual farming activities you would expect will be part of the experience as well, and mining, fishing, and foraging likewise come along for the ride. It’s ultimately up to you to decide how you want to build out your farm. You can additionally socialize with the locals and get married, as per the norm in Marvelous and XSEED’s Story of Seasons.

For more Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase announcements, check out the big Bravely Default II delay, No More Heroes release, and Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity demo news. Nintendo really saved a lot of its big announcements for this final showcase, it seems.


John Friscia
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