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Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch
Genre: Role-Playing
Publisher: XSEED Games
Developer: Marvelous
Release Date: March 23, 2021 (US), March 26, 2021 (EU)

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'Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town' (Switch) Introduces Townspeople, New Customization Options - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2021 @ 6:13 p.m. PST

Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town is a new adventure that drops eager explorers in Olive Town, a charming seaside community on the edge of the untamed frontier, where they will work to breathe life back into their grandfather’s dilapidated farm.

Though it may at first appear to be a sleepy burg, Olive Town is home to dozens of unique characters to befriend when players are ready to take a break from building their dream farm.

Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town will bring players more freedom than ever before to shape an untamed wilderness and customize their farm down to the very tile.

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.  Finding Earth Sprites while exploring your farmland may lead you to mysterious, fantastical lands such as gardens where the seasons never change, an island in the sky, or even the inside of a volcano!

Inspired by tales of their grandfather's pioneering days, the protagonist decides to pack their bags and leave the hustle and bustle of big city life for the frontier in Olive Town.

When they arrive, they run into Victor, the town's mayor and their grandfather's old friend.  He brings them to the old farm, which has been reclaimed by nature over the years.  Determined to breathe life back into their grandfather's dream and follow in his footsteps, the protagonist rolls up their sleeves and gets to work.

Olive Town—which is just a stone's throw away from the farm—is a port town built on the tip of a peninsula.  It might be a quiet little town, but it is home to a whole host of unique characters.  And while the townsfolk get by well enough in this picturesque seaside locale, a little more tourism never hurt anyone...


 

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
  • 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


 

Key Features

  • Cultivate Your Farm, Cultivate Your Town - Tame the wilderness of the peninsula and build your farm from the ground up! Gather and process materials to fulfill requests and improve Olive Town’s infrastructure, upgrade tools, or commission new outfits and accessories.
  • A Farm of Endless Possibilities - Clear the land, repair old facilities, and place new ones wherever you see fit. Level up your farming skills and craft a variety of decorations and facilities, from fences and automatic feeders for livestock to sprinklers for crops!
  • There’s Always Something Going on in Olive Town! - Participate in local festivals as the town comes to life with over 200 unique events! Get to know your neighbors better and you may even find love with a special someone among them.
  • Simple Mechanics, Deep Gameplay - Greenhorn farmers can rest easy with the return of Seedling Mode and Normal Mode. Veteran players ready to create a bustling farm of their own will find familiar features and facilities with new twists on classic gameplay elements.

Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town will launch for Nintendo Switch on March 23, 2021 (March 216 in Europe).



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