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Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town version 1.0.5 releasing in the west this month, XSEED explains the wait

Posted on June 4, 2021 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town

Marvelous prepared a 1.0.5 update for the Japanese version of Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town a few weeks ago. While it’s not out in the west soon, the good news is that it’s coming soon. XSEED has confirmed that it will be ready to go later in June.

To recap, version 1.0.5 contains the following:

  • Changes the functionality of makers to make them easier to use
    Makers can now be pre-loaded with enough materials to continually make up to 10 items of the same type
  • Adds the ability to sidestep and lock movement in a straight line
    Hold the L Button or R Button while moving with the Left Stick to lock your movement in left, right, up, or down direction
  • Adds a heart gauge visual during dialogue with marriage candidates
  • Improves some issues that caused lag
  • Removes the need to press the A Button when moving from indoors to outdoors
  • Adjusts some cooking times
  • Adjusts some of the residents’ existing dialogue and adds new dialogue
  • Changes characters’ responses when giving a present, confession, or proposing multiple times in one day
  • Adds new visuals for different meals

As for why version 1.0.5 has taken a bit longer than some had hoped, XSEED explained:

“We know that everyone is eagerly awaiting version 1.0.5, and so we wanted to provide background on why we have a gap between releases this time. In addition to updates to the game’s systems, version 1.0.5 features a hefty overhaul of dialogue for the marriage candidates. (Our localization team is very excited about it.) For the sake of parity between versions, it was necessary to keep the same content as the Japanese version 1.0.5 this time, which meant that we couldn’t separate the text updates from the feature updates. In addition to localizing this new text from Japanese to English and checking it in game, our English text was translated into French, German, and Spanish, which adds to the overall schedule. As fans ourselves, we completely understand how frustrating it is to see content release in other regions first, and our whole Olive Town team is working as hard as we can to bring you version 1.0.5 as soon as we can get all four languages fully checked and approved for release. We’re sorry to keep you waiting, and we’ll continue to work hard to provide you all with the best Story of Seasons experience possible. Thank you so much for your patience.”

Finally, we also have some news concerning the next update. Version 1.0.6 will adjust the Egg Festival when the player participates alone, add the ability to change the sounds animals make, and incorporate minor bug fixes.

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