Story Of Seasons: Trio Of Towns Preview

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XSEED Games, the independent-minded console publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., today released a new STORY OF SEASONS: Trio of Towns trailer featuring the fan-favorite characters Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach and Toad from the Super Mario Bros.™ franchise. The incredibly adorable capybara mascot Capy-san, who is also a pocket plushie that can only be attained by pre-ordering the game at participating retailers, returned to introduce the video for the game which is set to launch next week, February 28th on the Nintendo 3DS™ family of systems.

Capy-san, the in-game capybara pet and pocket plushie, had this to say:

I’m so excited that STORY OF SEASONS: Trio of Towns is launching next week! I must admit I’m also looking forward to getting my paws on the “plushie” version of me as well. I heard it’s just as adorable as I am. Speaking of adorable, today’s video features costumes borrowed from my friends Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach and Toad from Super Mario Bros. These outfits let you cosplay as your favorite character AND will give you awesome abilities in the game! 

Capy-san also added:

Oh! Before I forget, be sure to join my friends at XSEED Games today at 2:30 PM PST on Twitch. They’ll be livestreaming STORY OF SEASONS: Trio of Towns and answering questions live! 

Super Mario Bros. Themed Costumes and Headgear

In a rush? Mario’s signature red and blue uniform gives your running speed a boost. Reeling in nothing but boots? Turn your fishing luck around with Luigi’s outfit and hat that’ll make others green with envy. Feel like your pal is more of a stranger than a friend? Princess Peach’s regal dress and shiny tiara will give you some of the heroine’s limitless charm, helping you make friends with residents of the trio of towns faster. Farming is exhausting, isn’t it? Like the tireless character himself, Toad’s outfit and hat will recharge your stamina automatically.


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XSEED Games, the independent-minded console publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., today announced that the latest iteration in its beloved farming and life simulation series, STORY OF SEASONS: Trio of Towns, will launch in North America for Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system on February 28, 2017. The game has a suggested retail price of $39.99, and a pocket plushie based on the loveable new in-game capybara pet – adorably dubbed “Capy-san” by XSEED Games – is available as a pre-order item while supplies last at participating retailers. The company also revealed that costumes and headgear based on fan-favorite characters Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach and Toad from the Super Mario Bros. franchise will make a special appearance in the game.



Players can boost their progress in STORY OF SEASONS: Trio of Towns with four Super Mario Bros. themed character costumes and headgear, each with their own unique effects:


Mario’s Outfit and Hat: Mama mia! The iconic plumber’s  signature red and blue uniform gives your running speed a boost.

Luigi’s Outfit and Hat: Luigi’s costume will improve your luck at fishing. Others will be green with envy!

Princess Peach’s Dress and Tiara: This regal dress and tiara will make you better friends with other characters. Sweet!

Toad’s Outfit and Hat: The tireless Toad’s outfit causes your stamina to recharge automatically over time.


In celebration of the upcoming 20th anniversary of the longest-running farming and life simulation series, the beloved Bokujo Monogatari franchise  now known as STORY OF SEASONS in the West – returns with its biggest adventure yet in STORY OF SEASONS: Trio of Towns. Settled on a homestead in the middle of three distinct and uniquely themed locales, players can explore a diverse landscape as they search for new ways to grow their farms and friendships. Extensive customization and gameplay options are on offer in Trio of Towns, with each village offering its own variety of regional crops, lads and ladies to romance, animals, festivals, furniture, decorations and more. More ways to play sprout up as players connect to one another locally or via the internet to chat, trade, and enhance items on a mysterious multiplayer island.


[Original Preview]:

Dating back to the Super Nintendo, the Harvest Moon games have become something of a cult classic. Called Bokujo Monogatari in Japan, the game series changed publishers in North America, and since Natsume owned the Harvest Moon name, the game series continued on as Story of Seasons in the United States.

The newest game in the franchise is Trio of Towns and it’s hitting the 3DS in first quarter of 2017. It celebrates the 20th anniversary of the series and includes a more diverse landscape to explore as players search for new ways to grown their farms and make new friendships. There are three distinct locations and each village will offer up its own variety of regional crops, animals, festivals, furniture, and decorations. They will each have a different population of lads and ladies to romance as well. Much like the Animal Crossing games, players will be able to connect via Wi-Fi or locally to trade useful items.

XSEED has also just announced that gamers who pre-order Trio of Towns at participating retailers will also receive a 3.5″ plush of the capybara pet. In addition, both Story of Seasons and Rune Factory 4 on the 3DS are receiving a permanent price drop from $39.99 to $29.99. If you haven’t played those yet, you still have time and now they’re cheaper than ever!

Free with pre-order!


Craig Majaski

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He's currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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