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Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town is quickly approaching its western release date. Find some early footage from the English version in the video below.

Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town is due out for Switch in North America on July 14 and Europe on July 10.

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XSEED Games and Marvelous have shared a new trailer for Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town. View the video below.

Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town is due out for Switch in North America on July 14 and July 10 in Europe.

Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town will launch in North America on July 14, XSEED Games has confirmed. That’s right around the European release of July 10.

All pre-orders on the XSEED Games store and participating retailers will include a “Strawberry Hanako” pocket plushie based on the in-game Strawberry Cow animal. The pocket plushie is also being offered by participating retailers but only while supplies last. Those who pre-purchase the game on the eShop will receive a Cow Costume DLC as an early bird bonus. It will be made available for purchase separately for $1.99.

We have the following overview and trailer for Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town:

Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town has been out on Switch in Japan since October. It’s taken a bit of time for the western release, but we’re finally getting the game in North America and Europe this summer. XSEED has gone back to the drawing board by coming up with a new English localization and implementing some changes from the Japanese edition.

XSEED revealed in a blog post that changes have been made to the “Best Friends” system in which players are able to form a lifelong partnership with a character of the same sex. For the upcoming English version, it’ll simply be called “marriage”. Additionally, “the relationship between same-sex couples will be given identical treatment to opposite-sex couples.” We also now know that the “heart” icon”, which indicates a marriage candidate’s romantic affinity for the player, “will display for all marriage candidates from the start of the game, where in the Japanese release it will only display for same-sex candidates after you confess and start dating.”

Here are a few notable excerpts from XSEED’s blog, which addresses character name changes as well:

Amazon has posted the boxart for Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town. You can check it out above, and pre-order the game here.

Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town launches in North America this summer. In Europe, it already has a confirmed release date of July 10.

Until 2014, Natsume distributed the Bokujo Monogatari games in the west as Harvest Moon. Marvelous and XSEED then decided to localize the games directly, leading to a name change. Bokujo Monogatari is now known as Story of Seasons in North America and Europe while Natsume uses the Harvest Moon brand for new titles it develops on its own.

Before XSEED settled on Story of Seasons, a number of different names were considered. These include Summer Solstice, Autumn Wind, and Plow & Propose. XSEED revealed that tidbit on Twitter to celebrate its 15th anniversary.

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Marvelous has already committed to a July 10 launch for Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town in Europe. As for North America, we unfortunately don’t have an exact date just yet. XSEED Games followed up with the latest information today, but will only say that the stateside release is planned for this summer.

Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town will be sold both physically and digitally. A “pocket plushie” based on the in-game animal, “Strawberry Hanako,” will be available as a pre-order bonus item while supplies last at participating retailers and the XSEED Games Store.

Here’s an overview of Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town, along with a trailer:

Marvelous today announced that Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town, a remake of the Game Boy Advance classic, is releasing in Europe and Australia on July 10. The North American release is expected around the same time – we should be hearing something from XSEED soon.

Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town will support English, French, German, and Spanish text localization. The game will be sold both physically and digitally.

Here’s an overview of Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town, along with a trailer:

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