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Story of Seasons series

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Story of Seasons
牧場物語
Bokujō Monogatari
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Creator: Yasuhiro Wada
First game: Harvest Moon (1996)
Latest game: Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town (2021)
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Story of Seasons, originally localized outside of Japan as Harvest Moon, is a series of farming and life simulation games originally created and developed by Victor Interactive Software, and currently owned by Marvelous.

Since its inception, the Bokujo Monogatari games have sold over ten million copies worldwide.[1]

Overview[edit]

The original Harvest Moon was created by Yasuhiro Wada, based on his past experience with rural life.[2] The game would be localized and published outside of Japan by Natsume, who would go on to localize subsequent entries in the series outside of Japan under the Harvest Moon brand.

In March of 2003, it was announced that series developer Victor Interactive Software would be acquired by Marvelous Entertainment, giving them ownership of the Bokujō Monogatari franchise.[3]

In 2012, Marvelous chose to discontinue licensing the franchise to Natsume.[4] Following this, in May 2014, it was announced that Xseed Games would be localizing and publishing the next core title in the series, Bokujo Monogatari: Tsunagaru Shintenchi, in North America under the new name Story of Seasons.[1] Meanwhile, Natsume, who held the rights to the Harvest Moon name, would begin to develop their own original Harvest Moon games, starting with the release of Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley.[5]

Games published by Nintendo[edit]

Game JP release NA release EU release AUS release KOR release Platform
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Main series
Harvest Moon 1996 1997 1998 1998 N/A SNES
Harvest Moon GB 1997 1998 1998 N/A N/A Game Boy
Story of Seasons 2014 2015 2015 2016 2015 Nintendo 3DS
Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns 2016 2017 2017 2017 N/A Nintendo 3DS

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 XSEED Games Tells a STORY OF SEASONS on Nintendo 3DS. Xseed Games (May 28, 2014). Retrieved January 5, 2021.
  2. Classic Game Postmortem: Harvest Moon. GDC Vault. Retrieved January 5, 2021
  3. Marvelous Entertainment acquires Victor Interactive. GameSpot (March 24, 2003). Retrieved January 5, 2021.
  4. Harvest Moon And Beyond, What’s Next For Natsume?. Siliconera (March 18, 2015). Retrieved January 5, 2021.
  5. Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley Announced. IGN (June 3, 2014). Retrieved January 5, 2021.


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