Nintendo Australia has announced that 3DS owners will soon be able to live out that rural dream when Story of Seasons lands on Nintendo 3DS on January 9th.
Story of Seasons is the beginning of a new chapter in the ‘Bokujo Monogatari’ series, which has been reborn in the West under a new name, but continues the well-loved traditions of the long-standing franchise.
Once players have arrived at their farms, it’s time to decide which crops to grow and animals to raise. As their farm grows, they can participate in the town’s annual competitions, make their own furniture, and even set up a wildlife safari full of exotic animals for fellow villagers to explore. Budding farmers can also go online to visit their friends’ farms, help harvest each other’s fields and even exchange gifts.
Some accessories can also bestow extra stamina and health, or increase the price that produce can be sold for. A farmer’s life isn’t one of idly sitting about, after all! When the time comes to sell produce, players can take advantage of the Trade Depot, allowing them to trade with farmers in all kinds of exotic locations outside of their village. The traders’ desires will change over time, and it’s up to budding entrepreneurs to decide when to sell in order to make more money.
Trading a wide variety of products like fertiliser, fish, and milk, while buying items like silk and blueprints to create new tools will attract more merchants to the village, encouraging players to branch out and experiment in order to maximise their profits. By snapping up some Mystery Seeds, crops can be grown that look remarkably like some famous Nintendo items.