Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns 3DS Game Slated for February 28 in N. America

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Trailer streamed, Super Mario Bros. costumes revealed

XSEED Games announced on Friday that that its North American release of the Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns (Bokujō Monogatari: Mitsu no Sato no Taisetsu na Tomodachi) Nintendo 3DS game is slated for February 28. The company also began streaming a new trailer.

XSEED also revealed that the game will include outfits from the Super Mario Bros. franchise. The Mario outfit will grant a running speed boost, the Luigi outfit will improve luck at fishing, the Princess Peach outfit will improve friendships with other characters, and the Toad outfit will recharge stamina over time.

The game shipped in Japan on June 23 as a celebration of the Bokujō Monogatari game franchise's 20th anniversary. Those who preorder the game in North America will receive a small plushie for the game's capybara pet "Capy-san."

The game features three locales: Lulucoco Town (Lulucoco Mura), Tsuyukusa Village (Tsuyukusa no Sato or Dew Grass Village), and Wes Town. Players are able to build facilities on their farm, which modifies the rate of crop growth and efficiency depending on their arrangement. Players are also able to raise pets that live with them in their home. They can take the pet to festival events in the village. The game includes the ability to fish, participate in seasonal festivals, and work part-time jobs. Players are able to create a custom character, and are able to choose their gender and appearance. NPCs exist in the game that the player can build relationships with. Players are able to eventually marry NPCs, and can have children with them.

Natsume published most of the previous games in the franchise under the umbrella title of Harvest Moon in North America. However, since XSEED Games — Marvelous AQL's own subsidiary — published the most recent game in North America, it cannot use Natsume's Harvest Moon title. The last game, Bokujō Monogatari: Tsunagaru Shin Tenchi for Nintendo 3DS, debuted in North America under the title Story of Seasons in March 2015.

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