Update: XSEED has finally announced the release date for Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town. A physical and digital edition will launch in Europe and Australia on October 15, with a North American launch coming on October 26.

At participating retailers, you can receive a free Strawberry Cow Pocket Plush if you pre-order the game. XSEED has also released a wonderful 25th Anniversary trailer for the series, filled with tons of nostalgia. Be sure to check it out above!

Original Story: If the news of Rune Factory 4 Special coming to Xbox wasn't enough, Marvelous has also announced that Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town will be making its Xbox One debut later this year.

The game is a high definition remake of the 2003 GameBoy Advance game Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town, and is now coming to Xbox after releasing on Nintendo Switch last Summer. It's filled with cute, warm Animal Crossing vibes as you build your farm, make friends, and care for a variety of animals. The remake is also complete with modernised visuals and improved controls.

Key Features

- Tend to the Farm!
A rich variety of fruits, veggies, and livestock are waiting for you. Raise them all with love and care, and you'll have plenty of products to harvest, sell, or cook with!

- Stroll Down Memory Lane!
Mineral Town is full of friendly faces, both old and new! Head into town, give gifts, and learn all about your neighbors as you befriend them.

- Fall in Love!
Mineral Town is home to several eligible bachelors and bachelorettes. Get to know the boy or girl of your dreams, and you might be able to date them, get married, and even start a family!

- There's More to Explore!
Go fishing, cook fresh meals, and when your work's all said and done, take a dip in the local hot spring. Experience the farmer's life like never before!

Our friends over at Nintendo Life were big fans of the game, praising its addictive gameplay loop, pacing, and fantastic quality-of-life features. They described the game as one that will "fill that post-Animal Crossing hole in your life" - or in the case of Xbox players - give them a similar experience they've been craving. There's no definitive release date yet, but just knowing this and Rune Factory 4 Special are scheduled to release later this year is exciting enough.

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[source youtube.com]