So, this is kind of surprising: XSEED Games and Marvelous have announced a Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town Expansion Pass for Nintendo Switch, which will cost $19.99. Alternatively, the game and the expansion pass can be bought digitally as a set for $69.99. The base game continues to cost $49.99, so there’s no discount for buying the digital set.
The Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town Expansion Pass will contain five waves of DLC, planned to arrive monthly through April, May, June, July, and August. Part 1 will contain “Animal Attire” costumes and an “Olive Town Mystery Files” sub-scenario, providing the “very first” mystery scenario for the franchise. Part 2 will offer the “Windswept Falls Expansion Pack,” which brings a new area that is home to four unspecified characters from a Nintendo 3DS entry in Story of Seasons. Part 3 will bring “School Uniforms” and the “Terracotta Oasis Expansion Pack,” bringing another new area with four more previous characters from 3DS. Part 4 will have the “Yukata Set” costumes and “The Legendary Spirit Dance” sub-scenario, which involves reviving a legendary dance and holding a feast. Finally, Part 5 will contain “Twilight Isle Expansion Pack,” bringing an island location and four characters from Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns. Several characters introduced in the DLC will be marriage candidates.
Additionally, when Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town launches on March 23 (March 26 for Europe), those who purchase its expansion pass will immediately receive the following bonus DLC:
- “Pete and Claire’s Overalls” costumes from Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town
- “Yuto and Naomi’s Hoodies” costumes from Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town
- “Henry and Holly’s Western Attire” costumes from Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns
What do you think of Story of Seasons receiving a full-blown expansion pass with DLC that arrives early and often?