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Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town sprouts on Switch July 14th

by: Sean Colleli -
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XSEED Games have announced that Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town is finally making its way stateside July 14th for $49.99. This game is a modern HD remake of the 2003 Game Boy Advance title Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town (which in turn was a remake of the Playstation 1 title Harvest Moon: Back to Nature). That all might sound confusing, but rights issues and franchise name changes aside, all you really need to know is one of the best farming sims ever is getting completely overhauled on Switch.

Friends of Mineral Town is widely considered the fan favorite in the Harvest Moon/Story of Seasons series, and this remake adds a ton of new content. New playable characters, crops, marriage candidates, adoptable pets, events...it's taking an already massive sim and making it even bigger. I dumped an embarrassing number of hours into the GBA game back in high school and at the time I was astonished by how much content the game kept dishing up.

Watching this trailer, hearing the re-scored music, I can feel the old nostalgia pangs tugging at my wallet. You can pre-order the game now from the XSEED store, and they're even continuing the tradition of including an adorable plush cow as a pre-order bonus.