The latest entry in the Story of Season’s franchise was announced for Japan sometime ago, and now it has been revealed that the latest game is coming to the Nintendo 3DS in North America. The new entry will be titled Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns, and will follow a formula that is very similar to the last game, although this is not a bad thing. Where the game does change things up is the addition of three towns that will be fully explorable each will come complete with unique people, crops, animals, and more. Here is a description of the game straight from XSEED:
In celebration of the upcoming 20th anniversary of the longest-running farming and life simulation series, the beloved Bokujo Monogatari franchise – now known as STORY OF SEASONS in the West – returns with its biggest adventure yet in STORY OF SEASONS: Trio of Towns. Settled on a homestead in the middle of three distinct and uniquely themed locales, players can explore a diverse landscape as they search for new ways to grow their farms and friendships. Extensive customization and gameplay options are on offer in Trio of Towns, with each village offering its own variety of regional crops, lads and ladies to romance, animals, festivals, furniture, decorations and more. More ways to play sprout up as players connect to one another locally or via the internet to chat, trade, and enhance items on a mysterious multiplayer island.
Should you want to see more from Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns it will be shown at E3 through XSEED, so I think we can safely assume that new footage is inbound.
Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns will release in North America in 2017.