The Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town Remake Is Plowing Westward

The Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town Remake Is Plowing Westward

Time to woo some lads and lasses. And farm, I guess.

Fans of the quirky farming game Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town already got some good news earlier this week, and now there's a little bit more. The Nintendo Switch remake, previously only announced for Japan, is now confirmed to be coming to North America as well.

XSEED Games announced that this remake of a GBA Harvest Moon will come to North America under the name Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town, though no release date has been announced yet. (Japan has a release date of October 17.) There's also a new trailer, showing off some of the remake's new look.

Just like other farming games, you'll be able to tend your crops and make an honest living in the rural countryside. Of course, you can also woo the local townsfolk and get heavily invested in their lives, to the point of marrying them. But as my colleagues have mentioned, it'll be interesting to see what Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town can offer in a post-Stardew Valley world. Many of Harvest Moon's highest notes are recreated and improved upon in Stardew Valley.

However, Mineral Town certainly has some nostalgic pull. It's a little weirder, a little quirkier, and a game that's hard to get access to nowadays. Even with farming-adjacent games like Dragon Quest Builders 2 right around the corner, I can't say no to more slice-of-life games on my Nintendo Switch. We'll keep you updated as we learn more info on this remake, including a potential release date.

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Eric Van Allen

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Eric is a writer and Texan. He's a former contributor to sites including Compete, Polygon, Waypoint, and the Washington Post. He loves competitive games, live music, and travel.

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