Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town’s expansion pass will bring back some familiar faces

It’ll also take you to new places

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Bokujo Monogatari/Story of Seasons franchise, and Marvelous is doing what it can to keep players hooked to its upcoming release throughout 2021. The next entry in the series, Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town, is slated for release in the west this March. Starting in April, players will be able to download DLC expansions that will add new locations and scenarios to the game, as well as some returning faces.

The expansion pass will include five parts, with one part to release each month from April through August. Included in this DLC are:

Part 1 (April 2021)

  • Animal Attire costumes.
  • Olive Town Mystery Files: A new scenario featuring Mikey and Cindy as they investigate the mysteries around Olive Town.

Part 2 (May 2021)

  • Windswept Falls Expansion Pack: Four characters from a previous 3DS title return in a brand new area players can explore. Includes two marriage candidates.

Part 3 (June 2021)

  • School Uniforms costumes.
  • Terracotta Oasis Expansion Pack: Four characters from Story of Seasons return in an exotic oasis location players can explore. Includes two marriage candidates.

Part 4 (July 2021)

  • Yukata Set costumes.
  • The Legendary Sprite Dance: A new scenario featuring the sprites attempting to revive their legendary dance and feast.

Part 5 (August 2021)

  • Twilight Isle Expansion Pack: Four characters from Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns return in an island location covered in twilight. Includes two marriage candidates.

Looking at the list, I am all for new scenarios and locations, but I’m not quite sure how interested I’m going to be in new marriage candidates when I’ll definitely be married by the time the first pack hits. Nevertheless, it’ll be fun to see which characters from those previous 3DS games — Harvest Moon 3D: A New Beginning, Story of Seasons, and Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns — will return. I mean, I’m going to have to assume the Windswept Falls pack is for A New Beginning and not Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns.

If you are interested in getting more out of Pioneers of Olive Town, the expansion pass will retail for $19.99 or as part of the Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town + Expansion Pass set for $69.99. If you buy the DLC before March 23, you will receive three sets of costumes from Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town and Trio of Towns.

Xseed Games Details ‘Expansion Pass’ and Post-Launch DLC for Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town on Nintendo Switch [Xseed]

CJ Andriessen
Just what the internet needs: yet another white guy writing about video games.