Previously, Xseed Games has expressed its uncertainty with how to proceed with Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns’ DLC. Due to the amount of work involved localizing the content, Xseed explained that they would ultimately have to release the DLC as paid content, or end up not releasing it at all.
Now, due to overwhelming fan feedback, Xseed has announced that they will go through with localizing the previously Japan-only DLC for Trio of Towns. You can read the full message from their official localization blog below:
“We were really overwhelmed by the feedback we received from it. The patience and support of those who responded was encouraging to say the least, and we were grateful to hear all of your opinions, however you felt about the situation. One issue that came up on our forums that I’d like to address quickly is about the bug fixes that were included in the post-launch patches in Japan. Those fixes are all already included in the core game that we are releasing on February 28.
Now then, on to the big news: I’m happy to report that we have decided to localize and release the DLC in North America. I don’t have information on a release timeline or costs for you yet, but we’re eager to dive into translating and editing the text for this massive update. Stay tuned for updates in the months after the initial release.
Thanks again for all your feedback. It made our decision much easier. While the DLC is a ways off, until then we hope you enjoy Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns. Even without the post-launch DLC, it is still the biggest game in the storied history of the farm/life-sim series.”
Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns will release for the Nintendo 3DS on February 28th, 2017.