Elli, Mary, Gray, Doctor, and Kai are confirmed back in Story of Seasons Friends of Mineral Town. And yes, Doctor is still named Doctor.
Marvelous published more information and screenshots regarding Story of Seasons Friends of Mineral Town, the Switch remake of 2003 originally released GBA game.
Story of Seasons Friends of Mineral Town will see the comeback of Elli, Mary, Gray, Doctor, and Kai. All of them have the same professions, personalities, and hobbies as in the original game. Their new character designs are pretty well done too. You can check them out in the gallery below.
Other returning characters confirmed so far include Popuri, Karen, Cliff, and Rick. All the various villagers of the original were already revealed as well. So it’s safe to assume every single character from the original is coming back. Marvelous also teased two brand new characters when the game was announced, but they still weren’t revealed.
In early July, a Twitter campaign was also organized to vote for the name of one of the new Gerbera flowers found in this remake. The name which won the campaign is “Orange Venus”.
All the screenshots are included below. You can also watch the game’s first trailer here.
Switch exclusive Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town launches in Japan on October 17. XSeed has announced the game in the west, but it has no release date estimate for now. In related news, Rune Factory 4 Special is now out in Japan on Switch, and Rune Factory 5 got its first teaser trailer. Marvelous also announced that having a Rune Factory 4 Special save when playing Rune Factory 5 will unlock two guest characters from 4. You can learn more by checking out our explanation of the Rune Factory franchise.