XSEED Games has announced that their upcoming Nintendo 3DS title, Return to PopoloCrois: A STORY OF SEASONS Fairytale, will be releasing in North America on March 1. To celebrate the news, the publisher has released a brand new trailer highlighting the game's story, battle system, and English voice-acting, the latter of which will be an offer in addition to the game's original Japanese voice tracks.
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 Ã 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. StreetPassâ„¢ features are also present, allowing players to connect with one another and earn bonus items through treasure-hunting.
Return to PopoloCrois: A STORY OF SEASONS Fairytale will be available both physically and digitally via the Nintendo eShop for $39.99 on March 1 in North America. Europe will get the game slightly earlier on February 18, although in that territory it will be released exclusively as a digital release.