Coming out of the Boxing Day sales period and kicking off the New Year, Nintendo Australia have confirmed plans to release Story of Seasons on the Nintendo 3DS starting January 9th 2016 in Australia and New Zealand.
Story of Seasons, the latest farming and life simulation game from Marvelous Inc, invites players to take control of their own farm in Oak Tree Town. There, they will make friends, (hopefully) make it big through agriculture, and help the community thrive again.
This following is what Nintendo provided about the game:
Once players have arrived at their farms, it’s time to decide which crops to grow and animals to raise. As their farm grows, they can participate in the town’s annual competitions, make their own furniture, and even set up a wildlife safari full of exotic animals for fellow villagers to explore. Budding farmers can also go online to visit their friends’ farms, help harvest each other’s fields and even exchange gifts.
As players become part of the community they’ll have plenty of opportunities to show off their personality by giving their character a customised look. New outfits can be unlocked through play, allowing them to impress the locals – not to mention any eligible bachelors and bachelorettes on the path to blissful family life. Some accessories can also bestow extra stamina and health, or increase the price that produce can be sold for. A farmer’s life isn’t one of idly sitting about, after all!
When the time comes to sell produce, players can take advantage of the Trade Depot, allowing them to trade with farmers in all kinds of exotic locations outside of their village. The traders’ desires will change over time, and it’s up to budding entrepreneurs to decide when to sell in order to make more money. Trading a wide variety of products like fertiliser, fish, and milk, while buying items like silk and blueprints to create new tools will attract more merchants to the village, encouraging players to branch out and experiment in order to maximise their profits.
By snapping up some Mystery Seeds, crops can be grown that look remarkably like some famous Nintendo items. Immediately grow all nearby plants by sprouting a Super Mushroom, keep your crops fresh for up to thirty days and make them more valuable with the Super Star, or rid yourself of any wilted crops with the Fire Flower.
Story of Seasons is part of the ‘Bokujo Monogatari’ franchise (With many instalments known as Harvest Moon in western markets), and will be available to purchase in Australia and New Zealand starting January 9th 2016.