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Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town

Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town has received a new update on Switch. Version 1.0.4 improves loading times, implements fixes, and adds a language settings menu.

Below are the full patch notes:

Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town has reached an impressive sales milestone in its first month of release. Marvelous has announced that the game has sold over 700,000 worldwide units (counting both digital and physical sales) with a short time on the market. 

The western version of Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town has only been out for three days (launching March 23), while the Japanese version has been out since February 25, 2021. This is quite the sales accomplishment given this small time of being released and the fact the game is only on the Switch.

Hopefully, the sales will continue to climb and Marvelous will give more updates on the sales numbers soon.

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Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town has arrived on Switch in the west, and we have a launch trailer to celebrate. Check it out below.

Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town is available now in North America, and will follow on March 26 in Europe. In case you missed it, find our review here.

System: Switch
Release date: March 23, 2021
Developer: Marvelous
Publisher: XSEED Games


Farming simulators are games that you either get or you don’t, and the evolution of technology has led to an expansion of the genre that has gone beyond the typical routine that involves simply planting a seed and selling crops. We’re now visiting these worlds where farming is complementary to everything else you can do rather than being the core focus. After having revisited the likes of Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town and Return to Popolocrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale, it’s clear that Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town is moving forward and embracing growth and change now more than ever, which mostly works to its benefit. However, there are clear inspirations from other titles that feel like a dull copy rather than a platform to launch off of. Either way, Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town does well to incorporate new ideas and polish up the old, while having a serene time playing in an environment I keep thinking about and coming back to, even if it’s far from perfect.

Marvelous has put out a trailer that highlights the March 2021 content featured in the Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town Expansion Pass. The DLC will launch on March 25 and sometime during April in the west.

The first DLC includes ‘Animal Attire costumes for the protagonists and marriage candidates. That’s on top of the ‘Olive Town Mystery Files’ sub-scenario.

Here’s today’s trailer:

Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town has a few weeks left to go until its western debut, but it just recently came out in Japan. Unfortunately, fans have encountered long load times, bugs, and glitches. The team now is turning its attention to solving these issues.

Producer Dai Takemura wrote on the game’s official blog (courtesy of Kotaku):

Ahead of its western debut later this month, we have the first English gameplay of Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town on Switch. Have a look at an hour of footage below.

Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town is out now for Switch in Japan. It’s due out on March 23 in North America and March 26 in Europe.

There are many amazing Switch games on the horizon, so much so that it’s getting hard to keep track of them all. To help highlight the games that have people the most excited, we’ve put together a video showcasing 10 of the most highly anticipated Switch games for March 2021. 

Check it out below and keep an eye out for these videos every month so you can keep track of your favorite Switch releases!

There’s no way we covered everyone’s most anticipated game for March 2021, so if you want to let us know what you’re looking forward to- leave a comment below!

 

 

Marvelous has released a pair of new Japanese commercials for Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town. Both can be found below.

Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town launches for Switch in Japan on February 25. It will follow on March 23 in North America and March 26 in Europe.

Japanese YouTube channel Hikakin Games has shared a lengthy gameplay video for Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town, showing 40 minutes of footage. Check it out below.

Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town releases for Switch in Japan on February 25. It will follow on March 23 in North America and March 26 in Europe.