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STORY OF SEASONS 25th Anniversary Concludes with Surprise  Friends of Mineral Town Launch on Epic Games Store and Pioneers of Olive Town Version 1.1.0 Release

XSEED Games’ Beloved Farm/Life Sim Series Popularity Grows, Ending the Year Reaching Yet Another Sales Milestone
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TORRANCE, Calif. Nov. 30, 2021 — XSEED Games, the independent-minded publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., today announced new releases for the farm/life sim series STORY OF SEASONS with Pioneers of Olive Town version 1.1.0 now available for free download on Nintendo Switch™ and Windows PC, and the surprise launch of Friends of Mineral Town on the Epic Games Store for PC platforms. The series continues to grow in popularity, hitting multiple company sales milestones with the Nintendo Switch™ system and PC versions of STORY OF SEASONS: Friends of Mineral Town now joining STORY OF SEASONS: Pioneers of Olive Town in reaching 1 million units sold worldwide!
 
STORY OF SEASONS: Pioneers of Olive Town update 1.1.0 (Nintendo Switch, PC)
The charming seaside community of Olive Town has become even livelier with the free 1.1.0 content update. New experiences introduced in this massive update include “Spirit Quests,” in which the protagonist acts as a medium between townsfolk and Sprites, completing requests for rewards such as fresh looks and handy upgrades like a mysterious ladder connecting areas of the farm. Players can also deepen their relationship with their family in new post-marriage event scenes, and the six marriage candidates in the paid DLC “Expansion Pass” can attend couple-oriented festivals such as the Snowshine Celebration.
 
STORY OF SEASONS: Pioneers of Olive Town is rated “E for Everyone” by the ESRB.

STORY OF SEASONS: Friends of Mineral Town (Nintendo Switch, PS4™ system, Xbox One, PC)
The bustling and, at times, mysterious world of Mineral Town expands to more PC players! With its arrival on the Epic Games Store with a special 30% launch discount, Friends of Mineral Town will offer eight languages and support resolutions up to 4K, multiple graphical options, and keyboard and mouse controls.
 
Take on the role of a city-slicker turned world-class farmer and bring your late grandfather’s farm back to its former glory while mingling with the inhabitants of Mineral Town. The complete reimagining of the beloved Game Boy Advance title includes core STORY OF SEASONS features like multi-floor mining and fan-favorite events like horse racing along with updated gameplay, graphics, and characters.
 
FEATURES

  • Tend to the Farm — A menagerie of fruits, veggies, and livestock are waiting for you. Raise them all with love and care, and 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 neighbors by befriending them.
  • Fall in Love — Mineral Town is home to several eligible bachelors and bachelorettes. Get to know them for the opportunity to date them, get married, and even start a family.
  • There's More to Explore Go fishing, cook fresh meals, and when work's all said and done, take a dip in the local hot spring. Experience the farmer's life like never before

STORY OF SEASONS: Friends of Mineral Town is rated “E 10+ for Everyone” by the ESRB.

Information about the STORY OF SEASONS series can be found at: http://www.storyofseasons.com/.
 
More information about XSEED Games’ products can be found at www.xseedgames.com. Fans can also follow XSEED Games on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Twitch, get in depth info from their localization blog, and join the discussion on their Discord server at: http://discord.gg/XSEEDGames.
 
About XSEED Games
XSEED Games is the independent-minded publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Marvelous Inc., which is a publicly traded company listed in the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Formed in 2004 and located in Torrance, California, XSEED Games publishes interactive entertainment content for PC and consoles from the Marvelous portfolio as well as from a wide variety of third-party partners. Whether it’s Marvelous properties such as STORY OF SEASONS (Bokujo Monogatari), SENRAN KAGURA, and Rune Factory, or third-party titles such as the Corpse Party and AKIBA’S TRIP series or Granblue Fantasy: Versus, XSEED Games has grown its reputation among gamers with its critically acclaimed localizations and commitment to fans, remaining ever dedicated to its “indie spirit, player-first” approach.

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