XSEED is bringing another game over from Japan, we have known about Story of Seasons for a while, the only thing we haven't known is a release date, but you know what we do now well in North America at least. XSEED has announced the game will come to North America on March 31st, pricing for the game is currently set for $39.99.
Retailers are offering a preorder bonus for the game which will provide consumers with a special Angora rabbit "pocket plushie", I have seen more exciting gifts but it kind of echoes what appears to be the nature of the game, either way I am sure kids and even certain others will love the gift.
Here is a trailer and an overview for the game:
Story of Seasons is the beginning of a new chapter in the “Bokujo Monogatari” series, a long-standing and top-selling farming/life simulation franchise. Though the series is reborn with a new name, it continues the well-loved traditions of customizable farms, animal care and relationship-building toward the goal of getting married and starting a family.
After creating a customized character, players can live out a new life by cultivating their favorite fruits and vegetables while expanding and filling their farm with their choice of animals. Fans of past games in the series will love the many new additions on display here, including an enhanced variety of seeds, pets, and other ways to make their farms truly their own. But the major addition is the new theme of “connectivity,” as trading with other countries will help grow the player’s crop variety and wallet, as well as the prosperity of the entire town. Players can also connect locally via WiFi to visit one another’s farms and tend crops as a team, expanding both their harvests and their friendships.
This game will launch on March 31, 2015 in North America, and has been rated “E10+” for Everyone ages 10 and up by the ESRB.