On Tuesday, we learned that Bokujou Monogatari 3tsu no Sato no Taisetsuna Tomodachi (the latest entry in the Story of Seasons series) would be featured in Famitsu. This time around, there’s details about new marriage candidates, the crops, a collaboration with Hamtaro, and more. Everything was translated by mariethecrocheter.
Let’s start right away with Ford, who is the doctor of Westown, and runs a clinic called the “White Capsule” (see below for more details). He may be pretty strict and methodical, but it’s exactly why he’s a very good doctor the villagers can rely upon. He spends quite a lot of time and effort researching new medicine. If you want to find him, your best bet is to check his clinic. That being said, he often meets Wayne over a good meal at the Garden Grill.
As for the collaboration with Hamtaro (voiced by Kurumi Mamiya), Famitsu confirms you can keep it as a pet, play with it, and take it with you for a walk.
Next, here’s some of the facilities to be found in this new Story of Seasons game:
- Sharaku (hair salon): if you’re in need of a hair stylist, Sharaku is the one you should be looking for. If you go to the hair salon, located in Tsuyukusa Village, you can change your hairstyle (but also the colour of your hair) at will. Little bit of trivia: Naraku is the name of a famous Japanese artist!
- Hinoki Springs (hot springs): want to take some time off to relax? Then why not head to Hinoki Springs (located in Tsuyukusa Village)? Soaking in the hot water will restore both your health and stamina. After a while, you will be able to add various elements to the water, such as plum (350G), bamboo (700G), and pine (1050G). And once you’ve progressed far enough in the game, you will even be able to build a hot spring at your farm.
- White Capsule (clinic): this is where Ford works. You can go there in order to restore your stamina, or buy medicine. Ford can also “heal” your wallet, by hiring you as a part-timer. If you marry and decide to have a baby, it’s Ford himself who will help deliver the newborn.
- Lelasion (handyman’s shop): this is Ludeus’s shop, located in Lulucoco Village. His specialty? Carpentry. If you need an extension for your home, or objects for your farm circles, he’s the man for you. But that’s not all: he can also make clothes and various other things.
- Harahachibunme (café): the name of that café literally means “Don’t eat too much”. It’s located in Tsuyukusa Village, and run by Ginjiro: he’s the chef (who apparenly specialises in sweets), but he also greets and serves customers. Ginjiro also happens to be the father of Komari (one of the bride candidates), and the person in charge of the village. If you want to eat outside, looking at the blooming trees, no problem: you can sit down on a bench covered with a traditional Japanese-style bright-red felted cloth.
- Lala Samaala (inn): an inn located in Lulucoco Village, and run by an old woman named Tototala. She’s Ludeus’s grandmother, and she acts as the village’s elder. Staying the night at inn allows you to restore your stamina, and you get a delicious meal too!
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Famitsu also reveals some additional characters:
- Misura and Lotus: archeologists, who came to study the mysterious ruins located near Lulucoco Village;
- Dessie (Megami-chama): a cute but clumsy goddess-in-training, who lives in a pond located in Westown. In Bokujou Monogatari 3tsu no Sato no Taisetsuna Tomodachi, she takes care of (online) multiplayer and StreetPass)
- Witchkins (Majo-chama): she lives in the mysterious ruins located near Lulucoco Village. When she gets bored, she asks you if she can play a prank (which lowers your Friendship Points with other people). You can also ask her to change the colour of your skin or your eyes.
There’s also a secret marriage candidate: Inarikins/Inari-chama (Inari comes from “Inari Ōkami, the Japanese kami of foxes, of fertility, rice, tea and Sake, of agriculture and industry, of general prosperity and worldly success, and one of the principal kami of Shinto”).
Inari-chama doesn’t have a name, and their gender is not specified. It’s not clear if their gender depends on the player’s, if it’s revealed after getting married, etc.. They live in a shrine located in Tsuyukusa Village, and they strive to guide its inhabitants to happiness. They have a strong sense of duty, but they can a be a tad too serious, and often overthink things.
Finally, Famitsu talks about one of the most crucial elements of any Story of Seasons game… crops! Most of them can only be grown during a specific season (such as fruit trees), but some of them can be grown all year round (that’s the case of wheat and grass, for example). You can even grow some flowers, which can make great gifts to woo your sweetheart.
Just like previous Harvest Moon / Story of Seasons games, Bokujou Monogatari 3tsu no Sato no Taisetsuna Tomodachi will also have seasonal events and festivals. Here’s those featured in Famitsu magazine:
- Fishing Contest (Lulucoco Village): the particiants split into teams, and compete to see who catches the most fish;
- Pumpkin Festival (Tsuyukusa Village): you get to give sweets to kids (basically, it’s Halloween);
- Starry Night Festival (Winter): you spend some quality time with someone of the opposite sex, gazing at the stars;
- Sea Sparkle Festival (Summer): you spend some quality time with someone of the opposite sex, gazing at the luminescent plankton while riding a boat;
- Goddess Festival: you show your thanks to Dessie (the little goddess) by eating pizza.
The game will also feature festivals dedicated to Witchikins and Inarikins (just like the previous Story of Seasons game), but Famitsu does not provide any details about them.
Here’s the scans from Famitsu magazine:
Bokujou Monogatari 3tsu no Sato no Taisetsuna Tomodachi (the latest entry in the Story of Seasons series) (3DS) comes out on June 23rd in Japan.