Doraemon and Harvest Moon fans have reason to rejoice. Bandai Namco has announced a crossover between the two franchises with the upcoming game Doraemon Story of Seasons. It will see releases on both the Nintendo Switch and the PC, via Steam, sometime this Fall.
“The popular anime character – Doraemon – makes his way into the hugely popular Story of Seasons series in a brand new farming adventure. Players will be able to enjoy traditional Story of Seasons activities like growing crops, cultivating their farm, exploring, bug hunting, and much more.
Noby and other familiar faces from the Doraemon franchise will take part in a heart-warming journeyacross the title’s originallocal town. Players will develop the town along with their own farm while interacting and forming bonds with other townspeople. Doraemon’s secret gadgets will also be featured throughout Doraemon Story of Seasons.”
The Story of Seasons franchise is a series of agricultural simulation role-playing games that began way back in 1996 with Harvest Moon. It has had many entries since then and has been the inspiration for some truly great games like Stardew Valley. Due to some licensing changes, the Harvest Moon games actually spun out into their own separate series from the Story of Seasons franchise. But I’m not going to get into that here.
Doraemon is a successful Japanese media series that includes Manga, Anime and other mediums. The titular Doraemon is a robotic cat from the 22nd century that has traveled back in time. I personally know next to nothing about this series. However, it is a huge internationally successful property with many fans.
As stated above, the game will be available on a yet unknown date sometime this Fall. No word on the price for either version of the game, but we will update you as soon as more information becomes available.