Today Bandai Namco released Doraemon Story of Seasons in the west and is celebrating with an appropriately whimsical launch trailer.
We take a look at the familiar characters of the Doraemon anime and manga as they interact in a new environment.
Unfortunately, it appears that Bandai Namco opted to use the riduiculous English names from eons ago, instead of the more iconic Japanese ones like Shizuka, Suneo, or Gian.
Regardless, at least we’re getting a localization, which is better than nothing.
You can watch the trailer below.
Doraemon Story of Seasons is published by Bandai Namco and co-developed by Marvelous Entertainment and Brownies. If you’re unfamiliar with the game, it’s basically a match made in heaven between the Story of Seasons series by Marvelous and the old and glorious Doraemon manga and anime series. I would say that’s as appropriate and as wholesome as it comes.
The Doraemon series is one of the longest-running of the history of the medium, with the manga serialized for 26 years in Japan, and multiple anime series that have aired up until now since 1972, counting over 2,400 episodes including the special ones.
If you want to see more of the game, you can enjoy a recent trailer showing interaction with the villagers, a commercial for the Japanese release (which was released on June 13 for Switch only), alongside another recent trailer, and the first one released for the western version.
It’s now available for Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam.