Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life will take players back to a GameCube classic slice-of-life farming experience.
Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life Remake was announced at the 2022 September Nintendo Direct. Like the recent Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town Remake, XSEED and Marvelous have pulled a fan-favorite classic of the original Harvest Moon series forward, updating the story, gameplay, and mechanics for the Nintendo Switch console.
The original Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life was released in Japan in 2003, with a North American release in 2004. The game was originally made for the GameCube, and focuses on the typical mechanics of the slice-of-life farming genre.
However, the remake will build on these classic mechanics, updating gameplay and making it more enjoyable for a wide audience of farming-sim fans. Below is everything we know so far about Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life Remake.
Does Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life Remake have a release date?
Yes, the game does have a release date. The Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life Remake will be released on June 27, 2023 meaning many will have to wait a while for it to release on their chosen platform. For those in Japan, it’s out right now, releasing on January 26, 2023.
This is exciting news for fans who have finished up Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town, which was released early in 2021.
Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life Remake Platforms
Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life will be available to play on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Microsoft Windows, Xbox Series X, and Series S upon release.
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Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life Remake Trailers
The first trailer for Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life Remake was shown at the 2022 September Nintendo Direct. The trailer offers both cinematic views of the town, as well as live gameplay footage. Players are also treated to a confirmation that the art style will pay homage to the GameCube original, with a grittier color pallet and overall look compared to the brightly colored recent titles in the series.
On March 21, 2023, Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life released a new Seasons Trailer. The trailer details each season and what may occur during that period, as well as hinting that the game will start you off in Spring. You can watch it below:
Story of Season: A Wonderful Life gameplay
Gameplay will be straightforward, with the protagonist character moving into a rural town, building a farmstead, meeting townfolk, and eventually getting married. However, A Wonderful Life Remake puts a spin on the slice-of-life progression, with the trailer depicting an aging process not seen in other games.
Additionally, the children the player has with their spouse character will also age to adulthood, with the choices made during their childhood playing a role in the careers they pick once grown.
It also appears the Camera tool introduced in Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town will be added to the classic slate of farm equipment, letting players capture special moments as they explore and build memories in-game.
While the release date is still a ways out, Marvelous and XSEED will hopefully continue releasing updates and trailers in the coming months. This guide will continue to update as more information becomes available.