Marvelous has put out a new update on PopoloCrois Farm Story, its 3DS crossover between the PopoloCrois and Harvest Moon/Story of Seasons franchises. While it’s light on any new gameplay information, there’s more material in the way of world building and characterizations, which you can read below.
A New Adventure for Pietro
After the epic battle with the Ice Demon concluded and peace returned to the PopoloCrois Kingdom, it was time to celebrate the princely Pietro’s birthday with a lavish party. But in the midst of people giving Pietro their well wishes, a mysterious women appears, someone not of the kingdom. She turns out to be a diplomat from the faraway Galariland, having come to share with the PopoloCrois Kingdom its means of striking back against the Dark Beast that’s been casting a shadow of fear over the land in recent times.
Reuniting with Narcia
Having not seen Narcia in quite some time, Pietro, with his trusty knight Gomer, head off Guilda’s house in Flornel Forest to see her. However, on the orders of Guilda, Narcia is made to take off, cutting their reunion short. She, too, seems to harbor grave concerns about the existence of the Dark Beast.
Not one to wait for the Dark Beast to come to him, Pietro decides to investigate the rumors of it himself and takes off to a certain plantation in short order in search of information. It’s then, though, that the Dark Beast itself appears before Pietro! Having witnessed its power with his own eyes, Pietro resolves to save the PopoloCrois Kingdom and decides to take off for Galariland to do something about it.
A New Country: Galariland
Galariland is split up into four distinct areas, each marked by a different season. In Spring, the flowers are always in splendorous bloom. In Summer, the suns’ rays pour down constantly upon the land. In Autumn, the trees are of myriad colors as far as the eye can see. And in Winter, the earth is bathed in glistening snow. All four of these areas are populated with colorful characters a plenty that await the arrival of Pietro and his crew.
Marmela (voiced by Marina Inoue)
“We have in a Galariland an expert on the Dark Beast who’s learned all there is to know about it.”
Marmela is the diplomat from Galariland who comes to Pietro’s birthday party to inform him of how the Dark Beast can be confronted.
Nino (voiced by Tomokazu Seki)
“C’mon! Hurry and get up already! You’ll feel better if you go outside, you know!”
Nino is an outgoing young man who saves Pietro after finding him collapsed on the ground in a forest. Though his tone is often brash, when it comes down to it, he’s really a sweet, caring person. He’s especially fond of his younger brother Roo.
Roo (voiced by Soichi Hoshi)
“If nothing else, I can tell you’re not a bad guy.”
Roo is a nice boy who loves working with vegetables and cooks Pietro some delicious turnip soup. He lives in the forest alongside his older brother Nino.
Guilda (voiced by Masako Nozawa)
“Well I just gave you a welcome befitting a mean old witch like me.”
Guilda is a powerful witch who lives in Flornel Forest. She lives in a house with Narcia deep among the greenery.
Gomer (voiced by Sho Hayami)
“But of course! You can count on me to look after you!”
Gomer is a knight that serves at the castle in the PopoloCrois Kingdom and is close friends with Pietro, addressing him a light, friendly tone. He’s more or less officially Pietro’s personal aide.
Spring Fairy (voiced by Sumi Shimamoto)
“Where do you think all of this power filling up the world comes from?”
The Spring Fairy is another friend of Pietro. As her name suggests, she lives in a spring deep inside the forest and occasionally offers up words of wisdom.
PopoloCrois Farm Story currently has no set release date. Catch a new load of artwork and screenshots at the gallery.