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Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town details and screenshots – pioneering, characters and romance options, more

Posted on November 24, 2020 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Screenshots, Switch

Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town

Marvelous has shared a new batch of details and screenshots for Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town. Today’s update covers the game’s pioneering elements, new characters including romance options, and more.

Here’s the full roundup, courtesy of Gematsu:

Clear the Forest and Build Your Very Own Farm

– Cozy life simulation
– Enjoy life on a farm filled with nature, growing fruits and vegetables, tending to livestock, meeting the townspeople, and building romance
– Clear the land yourself and enjoy a cozy life simulation with more freedom than ever before in this game

Starting Your Farm from Scratch

– Start your farm from scratch by clearing through a vast forest
– Cut down trees, break rocks, and mow weeds
– This work requires patience, but various discoveries and encounters await those who pioneer the land
– Obtain and grow new crops
– Encounter animals that you can raise on your farm and even ride
– Take photographs of wild animals and insects for the town museum
– Discover fishing spots to catch big fish and unusual aquatic products

The Biggest Farm in the Series Yet

– The farm initially consists only of a small plot of land covered in trees, a broken hut, and a tent for you to live in
– By clearing the forest and gathering resources, you can repair and build new facilities to gradually expand the land and what you can do with it
– By mending broken bridges or collapsed valleys, you will be able to go to new lands
– By fixing up the deserted house you discover, you can turn it into an animal shed where you can raise your livestock
– Layout the land you clear as you like
– Use tools to freely develop your farm, from the positioning of the animal shed to the scope of the field, various patterned roads and fences, sprinklers, and more

Livestock and Farming

– Plow the land, sow the seeds, and keep them watered to grow all sorts of crops
– By shipping out harvested crops for money, you can gradually develop your farm to become even bigger
– By taking care of your livestock, your can obtain animal by-products, then either ship those out or go to the extra effort of processing to sell it for an even higher price
– By using the various ingredients obtained through livestock and farming, you can cook various cuisines
– While you can ship out and sell the cuisines you cook, you can also eat them yourself to restore stamina, allowing you to carry out your farm work even longer
– The money obtained through farm management can be used to upgrade tools such as your axe, hoe, and watering can, which will only make farm life easier such as by increasing the amount of land that can be plowed at once
– There are various other fun things to look forward to, including beekeeping, mushroom growing, fruit growing, and more

Coropon

– Spirits you encounter as you live your life on the farm
– By befriending the Coropon, they will give you crops and materials produced in their village
– While there are not many Coropon at first, you will discover many as you pioneer the land
– In the process of clearing the land and befriending them, they may even take you to a “special place”

The Residents of Olive Town

– Victor: the mayor of Olive Town
– Gloria: museum curator and Victor’s wife
– Patricia: animal shop owner who loves conversation
– Nigel: kind-hearted carpenter and poor conversationalist
– Jason: good-natured man who manages the town hotel
– Sally: dependable cafe hostess

Ralph (love interest)

– Ranger who preserves the town’s nature
– Calm man of few words
– Leader type who takes the initiative when the time calls for it
– It seems that he used to play sports

Jack (love interest)

– His family runs the general goods store
– Often scolded by his younger sister Cindy for his lack of motivation, but for some reason is difficult to hate
– He is always thinking about whether there is anything he can do for the town

Lara (love interest)

– Easygoing and reliable big sister-type
– Tour guide of Olive Town
– She cares for her family very much and takes care of her father, who is in poor health

Blair (love interest)

– Cheerful and determined girl who works at the bistro
– Dreams of becoming a star and leaving Olive Town
– Used to live in the city

New Features

– Freely take photographs of your farm life using the in-game camera function
– Take photographs of the animals you discover, your farm, and unexpected moments with the town residents to create your very own album of memories
– By uploading your avatar data, your character can visit other players’ towns as a tourist
– You cannot actually visit other users’ towns yourself

Nintendo eShop Purchase Bonus

– Users who purchase Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town via the Nintendo eShop will receive the “Neil’s Jacket Style” outfit downloadable content as a bonus

Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town launches for Switch in Japan on February 25, 2021. North America and Europe are getting the game on March 23.

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