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Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town Announced by Marv/Xseed | Posted at 10:34 AM on 05 July 2019

Happy Farm'n Friday! I'm not going to bother with the standard "I'm growing blah blah blah" this week. Let's just get started!



The Return of Friends of Mineral Town

This week Marvelous announced a remake of a fan-favorite Bokujou Monogatari game for Nintendo Switch. Called Bokujou Monogatari: Saikai no Mineral Town (Mineral Town's Reunion), this new entry into the series is a recreation of the original Gameboy Advance game from 2003. XSeed Games have also announced the localization of this new game, now called Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town. The Japanese version will be released on October 17th of this year (both physical and digital), with North American and European versions to be assigned an official release date at a later time.

This remake includes the original characters from the GBA game, but will be a combined version of Friends of Mineral Town and More Friends of Mineral Town. Players can choose to play as a male protagonist or a female protagonist in the same game, as well as choose to play as the original overall-wearing Pete and Claire styles, or upgraded yellow-hoodie Pete and Claire styles. The original character designer for the Bokumono series, Igusa Matsuyama, redesigned the characters for a fresh look to the classic characters.

Marvelous has opened the official website for fans to visit see the updated character designs and the quality-of-life improvements that have been added to the game:


New Promo Video

A short video of the game was also released, showing the game in motion and its various new features:

The game still includes original features like hiring the "Nature" sprite team, mining, and festivals such as the horse race, dog frisbee at the beach opening day, fireworks, and harvest festival. The villagers are event standing in the same locations during the Fall 3 festival as they do in the original game:


Pre-Order Bonus

There are also several Japanese retailers offering perks to entice farmers to pre-order the game from their stores.

You can see images of the protagonist costumes and other goodies on the pre-order benefits page.


Name-The-Daisy Contest

Until July 10, Marvelous invites fans of the series to vote on a name for a new species of Gerbera Daisy. The winning name will also appear as a flower in the game. The vote is being hosted on the official Bokumono Twitter account, where players can choose between "Orange Venus," "Corobokuru Smile" (woo go smile!), "Farm Shine," and "Marriage Fleur." There is also a secondary retweet-and-win contest that is only open to players in Japan. Retweeting the specific tweet will enter players into a drawing to win a Nintendo Switch. More information about picking your choice for the flower name can be found on the official Bokumono website:


Bokumono Now on Instagram

The PR team for Bokujou Monogatari now has an Instagram account to go along with their existing Twitter account.



Doraemon Updates

It's week 3 since the release of Doraemon: Bokujou Monogatari in Japan. Famitsu reports that third week sales were about 8700, putting its total sales at 65,500 copies.

A second DLC was made available for download today (the 5th), updating the game version to 1.03. The latest patch makes some corrections to in-game events and festivals, and made adjustments to stability and usability. A future update, version 1.04, will make additional in-game balance adjustments.



Mobage July Events

This month in the social online Bokujou Monogatari for Mobage there's a hamster-themed Harvest Event scheduled from July 1 until July 9, a Large Crop event starting on July 11 and ends on July 19, and finally a Bingo event from July 21 until July 30.



Until next time!


- Cher
(I hope the Goddess, Gourmet, Kappa, and Won are still marriage candidates!)

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