Xseed games made some announcements today during the PC Game Fair. One of them is adding a platform to one of its major series, and another is for a new publishing agreement with an independent developer in Seattle. These two measures reinforce Xseed’s emphasis on launching niche games from Japan to the United States, but also to the search for indies in the West to publish worldwide.
Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town arrives on Nintendo Switch on July 14, but Xseed said that this mixture of Japanese role-playing games and agricultural simulation was also arriving on PC for the first time in the history of the franchise (in the past, it was by the nickname “Harvest Moon” in the West). It’s a Steam exclusive, and it will have graphics options for 4K visuals.
Xseed also announced a partnership with Voracious Games to fund the ongoing development of Potionomics, a mix of store simulations and role-playing games (think Recettear). This is the first Voracious game that Xseed will release, and although it is on PC, it has no release date to date.
In Potionomics, you play Sylvia, a poor witch who wants to save her shop from a debt collector (sounds ingrained in the moment!). She must therefore learn to come not only a master brewer of potions but also a seller to save her shop.
Sylvia interacts with other merchants, adventurers wet behind the ears and an “authoritarian” owl (Xseed’s words here).