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Doraemon: Story of Seasons Game Gets English Release for Switch, PC in Fall

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Crossover between Doraemon, Story of Seasons launches in Americas, Europe, Asia

Bandai Namco Entertainment America announced on Tuesday that it will release the Doraemon: Story of Seasons (Doraemon: Nobita no Bokujō Monogatari) game for the Nintendo Switch and for PC via Steam in the Americas this fall. The game will also launch in Europe and Southeast Asia in fall. Bandai Namco Entertainment began streaming an English trailer for the game.

Bandai Namco Entertainment, Marvelous, and Nintendo announced the game in February. Brownies is developing the crossover game with the Doraemon and Story of Seasons (Bokujō Monogatari) franchises. 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: Press release, Bandai Namco Entertainment America's YouTube channel, Bandai Namco Entertainment UK's Twitter account, Bandai Namco Entertainment S.E.A.'s Twitter account

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