Not every video game needs to be sold on the intensity of its action or the grisliness of its deaths. No, sometimes whiling away the hours tending to various crops and animals and meeting new friends is just what you need. Fans of this style of game have something for the 3DS late February in Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns.
Story of Seasons celebrates its upcoming 20th anniversary with the North American release of the latest iteration of this franchise with some adorable new gear care of publisher XSEED Games. Available as a pre-order bonus are four Nintendo inspired costumes that confer interesting benefits. Donning Mario‘s iconic garb provides a boost to the player’s speed, while his emerald sibling improves your fishing. Peach’s outfit makes friends easier and Toad’s is great for stamina.
Sory of Seasons: Trio of Towns for the 3DS settles the player between three suitably diverse areas, as the name would imply, and allows the player to get to the important business of exploration, farming, and animal husbandry. Multiplayer promises to be a significant element in this entry to the series, allowing for chatting, trading, and item enhancement on the mysterious multiplayer island.
2016 saw the massive release of Stardew Valley, which old fans of the farming genre saw as a return to the farming/life sim genre that had seemed ignored with few recent releases in the Havest Moon or Rune Factory series. It’s release felt like a revitalization to the genre, and it will certainly be interesting to see how Story of Seasons fairs with some much needed competition.
So get ready to milk those cows and brush your horse dressed as iconic Nintendo mascots, Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns releases Feb. 28, 2017 for the Nintendo 3DS. Maybe by then I’ll understand why Luigi is good at fishing.