It’s hard to remember a time when I wasn’t obsessed with Harvest Moon. I fell in love with the game after seeing a multi-page spread in Nintendo Power, and I’ve never really stopped falling since. I’ve stuck with it through thick and thin, even when Marvelous lost the rights to use the “Harvest Moon” name and had to start calling the series “Story of Seasons.”

After spiritual successors, successful spin-offs, and more than two dozen mainline games, a new chapter in the Story of Seasons saga is about to begin. Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town is scheduled to be released on the Switch on March 23, 2021. The farming looks phenomenal. The animals look adorable. And the marriage candidates? They look pretty great too.

Based on what we know so far, there are five bachelors and five bachelorettes to choose from, though it’s possible that players will discover hidden marriage candidates after the game has released. You could choose to woo Bridgette, the sweet-natured girl that works in the animal shop. You could relax with Emilio, a fisherman with a penchant for Hawaiian shirts. I’m personally a big fan of Reina, a stylish and serious girl that works in a museum.

Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town looks like it’ll be a huge step forward for the franchise. Not only will it give you all the tools you need to create a thriving farm, but it includes town building elements as well. You can level up your farming skills, and there are more than 200 unique events.

While I’m sure I’ll spend hours building the perfect farm when the game arrives, the Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town marriage candidates are what I care about right now. If you want to see more of what this farming sim has to offer, you can check out the trailer below.

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