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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) Details Expansion Pass And Post-Launch DLC Plans

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2021 @ 5:42 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...

XSEED Games revealed details about the upcoming DLC that will be available for Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town following its launch.

This bounty of extra content for the latest entry in the popular farming/life simulation franchise, currently celebrating the 25th anniversary of the release of the original Bokujo Monogatari title in Japan in 1996, will enhance players' experiences with new areas to explore, characters to befriend, and outfits to show off.

An ‘Expansion Pass’ featuring content to be released in waves in the months following the game’s launch will be available digitally for $19.99, or as part of the Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town + Expansion Pass Set for $69.99. The digital standalone edition of Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town will be available for $49.99, and both the standalone and game + expansion pass set will soon be available for pre-order on Nintendo eShop.

The ‘Expansion Pass’ bundle of story content, new characters, and exclusive costume sets includes:

Part 1 – April 2021

  • ‘Animal Attire’ costumes for the protagonists and marriage candidates
  • ‘Olive Town Mystery Files’ sub-scenario - Join Mikey and Cindy to discover the cause of strange incidents occurring across Olive Town in the very first mystery scenario in the Story of Seasons series!

Part 2 – May 2021

  • ‘Windswept Falls Expansion Pack’ - Explore a refreshing, brand-new area home to four characters from a past entry on the Nintendo 3DS system (includes two marriage candidates)

Part 3 – June 2021

  • ‘School Uniforms’ costume set for the protagonists and marriage candidates
  • ‘Terracotta Oasis Expansion Pack’ - Discover an exotic oasis home to four characters from Story of Seasons for Nintendo 3DS (includes two marriage candidates)

Part 4 – July 2021

  • ‘Yukata Set’ costumes for the protagonists and marriage candidates
  • ‘The Legendary Sprite Dance’ sub-scenario - The Earth Sprite Village is livelier than ever, and the sprites are determined to revive their legendary dance and hold a feast…with or without Boss Sprite’s permission!

Part 5 – August 2021

  • ‘Twilight Isle Expansion Pack’ - Sail to an island bathed in twilight and meet the four characters from Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns that have made it their new home (includes two marriage candidates)

‘Expansion Pass’ Purchase Bonus DLC – The following costume sets will be available to owners of the ‘Expansion Pass’ at the game’s launch on March 23.

  • ‘Pete and Claire’s Overalls’ costumes from Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town
  • ‘Yuto and Naomi’s Hoodies’ costumes from Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town
  • ‘Henry and Holly’s Western Attire’ costumes from Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns

Specific release dates and additional details about all of the DLC arriving for Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town will be released at a later time.

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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