The much-loved farming game Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life will be updated for the modern era when it is rereleased on Nintendo Switch systems next summer. Copyright issues have changed the game’s name from Harvest Moon, which it was originally launched as. Numerous enhancements, including new character creation options, will be included in this new version.
To the delight of many fans, a remake of The Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life was revealed during a Nintendo Direct earlier this week. This game is renowned for being one of the very first in the now hugely famous farming simulation genre. It includes many traditional components, such farming and villager romance, as well as a special time passage mechanic that causes all characters, including the player’s child, to age over time. Many players expressed hope that the rerelease of A Wonderful Life would include a few new character options, despite the fact that the original game is adored by many. Originally, in order to play as a female character, players had to purchase Harvest Moon: Another Wonderful Life, and in both games they could only romance villagers of the opposite gender.
While not all of the upcoming updates to Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life are currently known, a post from the Story of Seasons Twitter account this week revealed that players will have a lot more choice when it comes to creating their character and romance. Players will have the option of selecting a non-binary character in addition to a male or female one, according to the Tweet. There will be no limitations on potential romantic partners for players in A Wonderful Life, regardless of gender.
Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life Will Be Much More Inclusive Than The Original
Your story, your way… ❤️
You will have the option to play as a female, male, or non-binary protagonist in #SoSAWL!
All eligible marriage candidates will also be available for romance regardless of choice – meaning you can truly be who you want to be. ? pic.twitter.com/6NhEQG8ivJ
— Story of Seasons (@storyofseasons) September 16, 2022
Same-sex romance possibilities in Story of Seasons are a very recent inclusion, with remakes like Friends of Mineral Town eventually updating marriage candidate options only a few years ago. This information may surprise some players who are unfamiliar with the series. Even while the most recent alterations did create a precedent for similar alterations to be made to A Wonderful Life, nothing was proven until today. A major advancement for the Story of Seasons series is the addition of a non-binary option for character creation. The gender binary was still in place even though Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town took the initiative to not restrict any character design possibilities to certain pronoun selections.
Players may find it difficult to enjoy a life simulation game if they are unable to fully represent themselves in-game, whether it be in the character they choose to play as or the romantic interest they choose. Series like Story of Seasons are all about giving players the freedom to live an idyllic life as they please. While marriage options in more recent series like Stardew Valley have never restricted who players can fall in love with, some series have taken a little longer to catch up. The long-running franchise has made great strides with these new character creation and marriage possibilities, and many fans are certainly even more eager for the release of Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life next year.
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