XSEED Games recently announced the official launch date for their upcoming farming simulator game Story of Seasons: Friends Of Mineral Town. The game is a remake of Harvest Moon: Friends Of Mineral Town but has completely overhauled the game for modern consoles. \n \nThe publisher has also announced that pre-orders are available now for both the physical and digital releases. If players pre-order the physical release of the game from Xseed's website, they'll receive a strawberry cow plushie. Other retails are offering a sticker set. \n \nThe company recently announced that digital pre-orders on the Nintendo Switch would also receive a digital bonus. The digital pre-order bonus is a Cow Costume Outfit. Those who don't want to miss out can also purchase it as a separate release for $1.99. These outfits can be worn by the playable character. For those who want to stay up to date with the latest Story of Seasons news, the official website will continue to receive updates with new content. \n \n \n \nThe new release is the first Story of Seasons title on the Nintendo switch. It is a complete remake of the original with all of the initial characters, plus a few more bonuses coming soon. \n \nThe storyline is the same as the original. Mayor Thomas calls the player to their late grandfather's farm, which has become overgrown with weeds instead of plants. The player decides they want to return the farm to its former glory, while also getting to know the villagers in the nearby town of Mineral Town. After farming and socializing, there are activities such as fishing, mining for ore, or taking a break in the hot springs. \n \nStory of Seasons: Friends Of Mineral Town was initially released on the Game Boy Advance in 2003. The game was initially released by Natsume as part of the Harvest Moon series. Marvelous and Natsume are no longer working together, so new releases are part of the Story of Seasons line. \n \nThe game was initially released in two versions. The original version only starred a male farmer, while More Friends of Mineral Town starred a female farmer who decides to leave the big city and buy a farm. Once she arrives at the farm, she realizes the advertisement lied, and is now tasked with making it prosperous once again. \n \nNatsume has retained the Harvest Moon series name and is releasing new farming simulation games that are unrelated to the old series. The company recently announced a new title, Harvest Moon: One World, for the Nintendo Switch this Fall. \n \nStory of Seasons: Friends Of Mineral Town launches on the Nintendo Switch on July 14 in North America.