Doraemon Story of Seasons: Friends of the Great Kingdom launches in November

Doraemon plus a beloved farming sim.

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Key art for Doraemon Story of Seasons: Friends of the Great Kingdom.

Two fandoms collide in the sequel to Doraemon Story of Seasons, Doraemon Story of Seasons: Friends of the Great Kingdom. Doraemon meets Harvest Moon in this farm simulator game that brings back beloved anime character Doraemon in an all-new story. Anything related to the current Story of Seasons series is of great interest to me, as it’s already taken its spot as the best farming sim available today.


Guide Doraemon and his friends as they start a farm on an unknown planet, Illuma. The game features realistic natural elements, like wind, light, and – yes – seasons. Play alone or with a friend using offline co-op. Build farms, harvest crops, tend to animals, or fish to pass the days. Doraemon Story of Seasons: Friends of the Great Kingdom has new gameplay courtesy of Doraemon’s Secret Gadgets, unique tools such as Mini Raincloud and Farm Restaurant that can be used to improve and manage the homestead.

As always when I talk about either Story of Seasons or Harvest Moon, I feel the need to briefly explain its history. Story of Seasons is now what Harvest Moon used to be, as the naming rights went to a different developer who now uses the brand in similar games. Unfortunately, those games don’t feel quite as right as the series from the original developer, so I definitely have a preference for Story of Seasons (but will happily play either series).

Related reading: DDNet’s review of the most recent Story of Seasons game, Pioneers of Olive Town.

Developed by Marvelous and published by Bandai Namco, Doraemon Story of Seasons: Friends of the Great Kingdom will be released for PC via Steam, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 5 on November 2.

Players can choose from three editions of the game. The standard edition is available for all platforms. The Special Edition will be available For Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 5; it will include the base game, a Deluxe Edition Bonus (TBD), and the Season Pass. The Deluxe Edition will be available for PC; it includes the base game, a Deluxe Edition Bonus, a digital soundtrack, and the Season Pass. The Season Pass will also be able to be purchased separately, and it includes costumes for five main characters, eight pieces of furniture, and a mini story.

 

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Lindsay M. is the News Editor at DDnet. She's been writing about games for 20 years, and has developed a great love of life sims and FMV titles. For her, accessibility is one of the most important parts of any game (but she also really appreciates good UI).

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