One to Play – Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life
DEVELOPER MARVELOUS INC.
PLATFORMS XBOX SERIES X/S, PS5, SWITCH, PC
RELEASE DATE 06.27.2023
“Originally released on the GameCube and PlayStation 2, the farming simulation A Wonderful Life most closely resembles other Seasons games, but offers something different. Though you can feel the passage of time to some extent in the other games, A Wonderful Life is the only one that allows you to fully enjoy life on a farm in your elder years. As for this remake, we took the idea of living a full life with several decades and strengthened the family angle with 70 new in-game cutscenes we hope will bring joy and fresh heartfelt memories. Character creation has also been overhauled to include skin color, hairstyle, and gender, so more players can feel a sense of immersion. We also focused on making the fun parts of the game more accessible by reducing load times, creating a bulletin board with requests from townsfolk to ease new players into the game’s mechanics, and providing information for players to optimize their farming strategies.”
— RIKA HOSHINA, DIRECTOR, MARVELOUS INC.