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Doraemon: Nobita no Bokujō Monogatari Game Unveiled for Switch This Year

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
BNE, Marvelous, Brownies develop crossover game between Doraemon, Story of Seasons series

Bandai Namco Entertainment, Marvelous, and Nintendo announced on Thursday that Brownies is developing a crossover game with the Doraemon and Story of Seasons (Bokujō Monogatari) franchises titled Doraemon: Nobita no Bokujō Monogatari (Doraemon: Nobita's Story of Seasons). The game is slated for release on the Switch in Japan this year.

The game takes place in a new original location named Shizen Town, notable for its gigantic tree. The game will have a theme of "bonds." Elements of the series' mechanics returns, such as building and upgrading a farm, choosing which crops to plant, and forming relationships with NPCs. However, as in the Doraemon franchise, players will be able to utilize Doraemon's gadgets in gameplay.

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 Bokujō Monogatari: Tsunagaru Shin Tenchi game in North America in March 2015, it cannot use Natsume's Harvest Moon title. XSEED most recently released Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns (Bokujō Monogatari: Mitsu no Sato no Taisetsu na Tomodachi) for the Nintendo 3DS in February 2017.

Sources: Famitsu.com, Nintendo's YouTube channel

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