Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life Coming to North America Next Year

Get ready to experience a new farm life.
Get ready to experience a new farm life. XSEED Games

If you’re a fan of the Story of Seasons franchise, then you’ll have what XSEED Games has in store for you. Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life is coming to North America in summer 2023, launching on PC through Steam, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and Nintendo Switch. This one is a remake of Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life.

In addition to the announcement, fans also get something special with the new trailer, which you can watch below:

In Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life, players revisit the tranquil community of Forgotten Valley. Here, they take on the role of a character trying to fulfill the dream of their father, as well as friend Takakura, of running a farm. As the seasons pass, players get the chance to find their lifelong partner, raise a child together, and watch them grow up. Whether the child is going to carry on the family’s legacy of running a farm or find their calling somewhere else remains to be seen.

A Look Back

Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life was first released in Japan in September 2003 and later in North America in March 2004. It was originally available on the GameCube and later ported to PlayStation.

Players start with one cow, and over the course of the game, they get additional and higher quality cattle plus other farm animals like chickens, sheep, and even a horse. The cows, in particular, stop making milk after 40 days and need to be impregnated to continue producing milk. Players also start with a dog and then later get access to a car and other pets like a lizard, and a turtle.

Meanwhile, the farm has three fields, each one having different levels of fertility. Plants not only need to be watered at least once a day but also have to be nourished using fertilizers. This way, players can get high-quality vegetables and fruits. Each crop has an ideal season, so players need to plan well or the harvest will end up poor if planted in the wrong time of the year.

The New Version

For Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life, players can look forward to new events, enhanced festivals, more recipes, and never-before-seen crops. Those familiar with the series will find the updates to Forgotten Valley exciting. Meanwhile, new players can discover the joy in experiencing a farm life and meeting various extraordinary characters.

What about you? Are you excited for farm life?

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