Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town Gets New Characters, Details, Screenshots
New information has been released by developer and publisher Marvelous for the farming/life sim Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town. Alongside the returning basic elements of farm-building, the company provided information on town development, crafting, seasonal weather, special crops, and places to help players farm and social life. It also introduced residents Misaki, Clemens, Angela, Nguyen, Norman, and Karina, within a new set of screenshots and artwork.
Materials obtained through farming and pioneering can be used to craft items. While only a few items are available using base materials, players can process materials to open a wider range of craftable items. Players’ farms will experience all four seasons and players will be able to see the scenery from each. There will also be season-exclusive crops.
Players may come across entrances to caves that can lead to mines that contain rare ore. Players may also deepen their friendship with the Colophon by visiting places such as Above the Sky and volcanos. The Colophon are spirits players meet while continuing their farm life. At first, there are not very many but over the course of time players will encounter more.
Players can travel to Olive Town, which is located next to the farm, to meet unique residents. Talking to the townspeople can let players see various parts of their daily lives and if players give them gifts different aspects of their personalities may come out. Players can undertake requests from the Mayor and residents of Olive Town to help the city grow. As Olive Town grows, new shops and attractions will appear, making it popular with tourists.
Just as players’ farms experience the four seasons, time will pass in Olive Town. Periodically, events will be held, and depending on the event players may become closer to certain residents of the town. Even though Olive Town may be small it still has shops where players can find anything needed for their farms. As players ship the stock from their farms, shops across Olive Town will start to have a larger assortment of items for sale.
Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town is being developed exclusively for Nintendo Switch. The game is set to release in North America on March 23, 2021; in Japan on March 25, 2021; and in Europe on March 26, 2021.