XSEED Games has announced a new update for the Nintendo Switch version of Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town. The v1.0.2. update resolves some bugs dealing with mining and one of the new marriage candidates, Brandon.
The first issue resolves missing Mythic Ore in mines. It appears once a player meets the prerequisites of having Blessed-level tools and reach at least level 60 in the mines. Mythic Ore is what the blacksmith Saibara needs to upgrade the player’s tools to “Mythic” form, which is the seventh and final tool upgrade.
The other outstanding issue was the lack of dialogue for Brandon. He’s the newest male marriageable or best friend candidate added to the game. Brandon resides in Gotts, the builder’s, house. The artist is usually wandering Mother’s Hill or working on various art pieces.
Previously, if a player tried to talk to Brandon, he barely had anything to say, even after leveling up their “Heart Level” with him. Some may have assumed that was Brandon’s personality. Some of the villagers aren’t very chatty until they get to know the player, but this turned out to be a bug and not a gameplay feature.
Reminder: STORY OF SEASONS: Friends of Mineral Town on the Nintendo Switch has been updated to v1.0.2.
✅Mythic Ore appearing in the Mines
✅Brandon's dialog (he now talks more)
✅Minor bugs & text issues
To update press "+" on game icon & select "software update".
— Marvelous Games (@marvelous_games) August 6, 2020
Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town is a complete remake of the original Bokujo Monogatari series of the same name. Players in North America better know it as Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town when it was localized by Natsume. XSEED Games, which has taken over the localization of the series, has since renamed it as Story of Seasons.
The remake completely overhauls the graphics, adds a few new mechanics, two different playable protagonists, two new romanceable candidates, and more. Most of the game has remained the same, but there are some quality of life improvements, such as ringing a bell to let out all animals to graze, and they automatically head back to their buildings on their own.
XSEED will likely continue to patch further issues reported in the game, but no additional DLC is expected beyond cosmetic items. The original games didn’t have much additional content, either, which may be why the original developer decided to go this route. There’s also still room for a brand new installment in the series. This shouldn’t be confused with the upcoming game Harvest Moon: One World from Natsume, which is a completely different farming simulation experience.
Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town is now available on PC via Steam and Nintendo Switch.