It seems our friends over at XSEED Games, publisher for Marvelous USA, have decided that March 1st will be the date you’ve been waiting for when it comes to Return to PopoloCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale! Earlier today they announced that this anticipated farming, turn-based RPG will hit the shelves in roughly one month and this guy couldn’t be happier!
If you’ve never heard of this series you need to give it a chance. It’s available on the Nintendo 3DS family of consoles and along with the announcement XSEED has revealed a new trailer. Here is their press release followed by the brand new trailer for Return to PopoloCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale…
Torrance, Calif. — February 4, 2016 — XSEED Games, the independent-minded console publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., today announced that its farming-flavored turn-based RPG, Return to PopoloCrois: A STORY OF SEASONS Fairytale, will launch in North America exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS™ family of systems on March 1. Produced by creative masterminds Yohsuke Tamori (creator of PopoloCrois Story) and Yoshifumi Hashimoto (longtime producer of the Bokujou Monogatari/STORY OF SEASONS and Rune Factory franchises), this comprehensive crossover features classically-styled RPG gameplay and game-spanning life simulation elements that both veterans and newcomers to either series will equally enjoy.
To coincide with this announcement, XSEED Games has unveiled a brand new trailer highlighting the game’s story, battle system, and English voice-acting, the latter of which will be on offer in addition to the game’s original Japanese voice tracks. XSEED Games has also launched the title’s official website, loaded with content for Return to PopoloCrois: A STORY OF SEASONS Fairytale: http://www.returntopopolocrois.com/.
Based on the Japanese PopoloCrois Story comic book series, which fans can get a taste of in English for the very first time at the aforementioned product website, and featuring elements from the wildly successful Bokujou Monogatari farming and life simulation series now known as STORY OF SEASONS in the West, Return to PopoloCrois: A STORY OF SEASONS Fairytale hearkens back to the golden age of RPGs with its tactical, turn-based combat and towns full of interesting NPCs who contribute to a heartwarming narrative about friendship, forgiveness, and the bounty of the earth.
Ample farming and life simulation elements are also on offer à la STORY OF SEASONS, including real-time crop-raising, bug-catching, rock-quarrying, item synthesis, and relationship forging. Players can collect over 600 items and undertake nearly 100 quests throughout the game, supplementing its 25+ hour main story with nearly unlimited potential for replayability. StreetPass™ features are also present, allowing players to connect with one another and earn bonus items through treasure-hunting.
Published by XSEED Games in North America, Return to PopoloCrois: A STORY OF SEASONS Fairytale will be available exclusively for Nintendo 3DS™ on March 1, 2016, both physically at retailers and digitally via the Nintendo eShop, at a suggested retail price of $39.99. The game has been rated “E10+ for Everyone 10 and up” by the ESRB.
There you have it peeps. Here is the trailer and as always… HAPPY GAMING!!!