In November 2020, Famitsu revealed that Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town was nearly done with its development. Now, new information from Famitsu has once again circulated. Specifically, new screenshots for Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town reveal the game’s character customization tools.
Compared to the past Story of Seasons games and even the Harvest Moon ones, it’s safe to say that this latest entry in the franchise has the most extensive character customization options so far. Long-time fans of both Story of Seasons and Harvest Moon know that usually, the games under these two franchises either only offer a few preset options or a preset character that you can’t customize at all.
For instance, players could only choose between either the brunette Naomi or the blonde Claire in Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town. These two were the only options if players wanted to play as a girl character. This time around, though, it appears that Story of Seasons will be offering its players with a wide array of customization options, which is something that many fans have been requesting for a long time.
Based on a few screenshots from Famitsu, Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town players will be able to customize their character’s eye color (including a heterochromia option), hair color, clothing, hairstyle, as well as skin color.
If players happen to get tired of the hairstyle they started the game with, they can still change it later on in the game by going to a hair salon. In the same way, other clothing options will also be made available to the player as they progress through the game, such as winter clothes and more.
That being said, we have yet to know how these customizations will affect the character’s offspring. In previous games, the protagonist’s children will either resemble the player character or the spouse. Since Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town offers more in terms of customization, then it’s still unclear if the children will be based on how the character is customized or if there’s already a preset child for that.
In any case, Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town is scheduled to launch for the Nintendo Switch on March 23, 2021, so excited fans don’t have to wait too long to find this out for themselves.