XSEED Games Introduces the Townspeople and Shows New Customization Options in STORY OF SEASONS: Pioneers of Olive Town on Nintendo Switch™

XSEED Games, the independent-minded publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., today announced a bounty of new customization options included in STORY OF SEASONS: Pioneers of Olive Town, the first original Nintendo Switch™ system entry in the long-running farm/life simulation series known as Bokujo Monogatari in Japan. The title will launch on the Switch™ in North America on March 23 digitally and with standard and special ‘Premium Edition’ physical versions.

Farmers can create a look of their own by visiting Olive Town’s beauty salon, changing up everything from their hairstyle to facial features or skin color. To accompany their new makeover, players can change their character’s outfit to fit the season, bundling up for the winter or donning a breezy hat for long summer days. This customization extends to players’ farms, giving them the ability to upgrade from a tent pitched in the wilderness to a grand house where they can relax in comfort at the end of a long day’s work.

Once players have established their home, they can start building a family. All players can raise pets such as dogs or cats, building a relationship of trust and even bringing them into Olive Town to participate in the annual Pet Derby. And getting to the derby is easier than ever with new transportation options including motorcycles and friendly wolf mounts! Players who find love in Olive Town can have their partner move in with them and eventually raise a child together.

Publisher XSEED Games has also released additional details about many of the characters residing in Olive Town:

Victor:
Olive Town’s visionary mayor

Jacopo:
Victor’s laid-back son

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Patricia:
Owner of The Hoof House, the local animal shop, and mother to Bridget and Damon

Georg:
Captain of the ferry and Patricia’s husband

Jason and Sally:
Owners of the Gull’s Rest Hotel & Café

Mikey:
Jason and Sally’s mischievous son

Misaki:
Owner of the Capeside Bistro

Gloria:
Fashionable curator of Olive Museum and Victor’s wife

Beth:
An antique-hound who also works at Olive Museum

Nigel:
The town’s legendary carpenter and owner of Nigel’s Handiworks

Clemens:
The gearhead owner of the Worker’s Base Tool Shop

Lars:
Clemens’ motorcycle-loving younger brother

Angela:
Hardworking owner of the general store

Simon:
Angela’s father, and one of the original pioneers who founded Olive Town

Jessie:
Simon’s kindly wife and another of the original founders of Olive Town

Cindy:
Angela’s precocious daughter and Jack’s sister

Marcos:
Emilio’s father, and the best fisher in town

Manuela:
Emilio’s good-natured mother

Raul:
Marcos’ apprentice, an earnest and kindhearted young man

Dosetsu:
Iori’s dutiful retainer

Nguyen:
The flower shop owner who founded Olive Town alongside Simon and Jessie

Norman:
Owner of the grocery store and Laura’s father

Sydney:
Norman’s wife. A defense attorney who visits Olive Town on her days off

Lovett:
Globetrotting bon vivant and food critic

Karina:
Owner of Salon Ailes D’ange

Jeanne:
The hip young stylist working at Salon Ailes D’ange

More information about the game, including links to pre-order the ‘Premium Edition’ which includes a 2.5” by 4” adorable pocket plushie of title mascot “Buffy” the buffalo, and a 13.5” by 24” cloth poster featuring the full key illustration for the game, can be found on STORY OF SEASONS: Pioneers of Olive Town’s dedicated site here: http://www.storyofseasons.com/PoOT/

Developed by Marvelous Inc. and published by XSEED Games in North America on the Nintendo Switch™ system, STORY OF SEASONS: Pioneers of Olive Town will launch on March 23, 2021. The ‘Premium Edition’ and a standalone retail version are available for pre-order from the XSEED Games Store and participating retailers for a MSRP of $59.99 and $49.99 respectively. The title has been rated “E for Everyone” on the Nintendo Switch by the
ESRB.