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Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4
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' Sells One Million Copies, Free Content Update Later This Month

by Rainier on Nov. 18, 2021 @ 6:31 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 announced that Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town has sold 1 million units worldwide on the Nintendo Switch system.

The publisher also announced that a free content update for the farm/life sim game, Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town will be released on Nintendo Switch system and PC on Nov. 29.

The 1.1.0 update adds a bevy of new features including “Spirit Quests,” a series of events and challenging requests for Olive Town experts featuring rewards such as new outfits, hairstyles, and farming abilities. For players looking to deepen their relationship with their soulmate, this update also adds new post-marriage event scenes. Additionally, the six marriage candidates introduced in the paid DLC “Expansion Pass” can now attend Olive Town’s four couples-centric festivals such as the Fireworks Display and the Snowshine Celebration.

The Spirit Quests introduced in STORY OF SEASONS: Pioneers of Olive Town version 1.1.0 unlock a series of challenging requests in which the protagonist acts as a medium between townsfolk and Sprites. The new Spirit Quests will be available once the player triggers all existing Town Development Events and saves enough Town Development Points. Spirit Quest rewards feature fresh new looks and abilities including:

  • New outfits at the beauty salon
  • New farming abilities
  • A mysterious ladder connecting areas of your farm

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 is currently available for Nintendo Switch and PC (Steam) at $39.99.


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