Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town has surpassed 1 million sales worldwide; New update coming to Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town
Marvelous today has made two announcements regarding the Story of Seasons farming sim franchise.
Firstly, Marvelous Japan has announced that Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town has surpassed 1 million units sold worldwide. The farming sim originally released for Nintendo Switch and PC (Steam) in July 2020, followed by ports on PlayStation 4 & Xbox One in October 2021.
In a press release, Marvelous celebrates three titles reaching 1 million sales LTD in the current fiscal year, including Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town and Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin. Additionally, Marvelous re-states a commitment to the Story of Seasons franchise, as they are working on new titles and ideas with the aim of reaching a global market.
Secondly, another Story of Seasons title - Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town - will receive a new update for both Nintendo Switch and PC on November 29. The update will add new features such as 'Spirit Quests', new outfits, and more. The details and screenshots for the update can be found below, via Marvelous / Xseed Games.
The 1.1.0 update adds a bevy of new features including “Spirit Quests,” a series of events and challenging requests for Olive Town experts featuring rewards such as new outfits, hairstyles, and farming abilities. For players looking to deepen their relationship with their soulmate, this update also adds new post-marriage event scenes. Additionally, the six marriage candidates introduced in the paid DLC “Expansion Pass” can now attend Olive Town’s four couples-centric festivals such as the Fireworks Display and the Snowshine Celebration.
The Spirit Quests introduced in Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town version 1.1.0 unlock a series of challenging requests in which the protagonist acts as a medium between townsfolk and Sprites. The new Spirit Quests will be available once the player triggers all existing Town Development Events and saves enough Town Development Points. Spirit Quest rewards feature fresh new looks and abilities including:
- New outfits at the beauty salon
- New farming abilities
- A mysterious ladder connecting areas of your farm