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Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town has received new details from Marvelous regarding gameplay features such as customizing characters and having children, pets, and residents. This information comes alongside a bunch of screenshots showcasing these features in-game.

All the story information and screenshots have been included below, courtesy of Gematsu and Marvelous:

XSEED Games today introduced ten of the eligible bachelors and bachelorettes that will be included in Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town.

Here’s a brief introduction:

XSEED has announced the latest update for Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin. Although it’s out on other platforms, Switch players will need to wait a bit longer for its release.

The full patch notes are as follows:

Earlier this week, Acquire announced plans to bring Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed to Switch. The game was also given a release date of May 20 in Japan.

Clouded Leopard Entertainment has now followed up for some news in Asia. Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed will be distributed on that same day as well, and English support is confirmed.

XSEED previously announced plans to publish Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed in North America. However, that was back in 2019, so it’s currently unknown if the company will be handling the Switch version as well. While it’s likely, even if it doesn’t happen, we at least know that an English version will be offered on Switch thanks to the upcoming Asian release.

Here’s the full announcement for Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed:

Akiba’s Trip, an action-RPG, first released on PSP nearly a decade ago. A remaster titled “Hellbound & Debriefed” was then revealed last year. Retailer listings have now popped up in Japan with a May 20 release date, and it’s also been confirmed that a Switch version is happening.

A bonus clear sticker will be offered as a first-print bonus in Japan. There will also be a “10th Anniversary” Edition for 8,778 yen, which contains a 40-page full color visual book “Akiba’s 10 Years of Memory,” a reprint of the 132-page unbranded gameplay guide “Akiba’s Trip Official Complete Guide,” and the two-disc soundtrack “Akiba’s Trip 1st Complete Soundtracks.”

Here’s an overview of Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed, along with a trailer:

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin was a long journey to completion for Edelweiss. After five years in development, the game finally released in November. It’s out now on Switch and other platforms.

Director Nal and CG artist Koichi were kind enough to take some time to speak with us as part of a new interview about the game. We were able to learn more about Sakuna’s origins, including Nal’s desire to create an action RPG going back to his days as a student. Other discussion topics included other games that inspired the project, working with Switch, and even how much rice was consumed during development.

You can read up on our full interview for Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin below. 

Nintendo Everything recently had the chance to speak with Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin director Nal and CG artist Koichi. Although the team at Edelweiss typically doesn’t pursue sequels, we couldn’t help but ask if we could see a follow-up to the Switch game one day. It’s impossible to deny Sakuna’s strong reception and sales, and we already know that it’s doing pretty well having sold over 500,000 copies in less than a month.

When asked if we could see more from the Sakuna universe, Nal had this to say:

Another update for Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin was made available on Switch this week, and version 1.04 can be downloaded now. It comes with adjustments, improvements, and bug fixes.

Below are the full patch notes as translated by Nintendo Everything:

Update (12/8): Amazon UK has opened pre-orders for the Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town Deluxe Edition here. It ships to the U.S. for those that prefer this version.


Original; (12/3): Earlier today, the Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town Premium Edition was announced. Amazon is now taking pre-orders here.

The Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town Premium Edition includes a 13.5” by 24” cloth poster and a 2.5” tall by 4” long buffalo pocket plushie. Of course, you’ll be getting a physical copy as well.

Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town releases in the west on March 23, 2021.

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin received a new patch this week, bringing the game to version 1.03. The update is mostly intended to fix a few issues.

Below are the full patch notes as translated by Nintendo Everything: