Marvelous Europe have announced that RPG/Farming simulator Return to PopoloCrois: A Story Of Seasons Fairytale will be hitting the Nintendo 3Ds sometime during Q1 this year. You can check out the reveal trailer below:

“In Return to PopoloCrois: A Story Of Seasons Fairytale, players take control of Prince Pietro, a young hero on a perilous and epic quest to return home. Along the way he must meet a host of colourful characters, discover a world of strange creatures and ultimately save the land from a mysterious darkness that’s threatening the very future of his entire kingdom.

– Hybrid RPG gameplay! Face the darkness that plagues the land in intense tactical, turn-based combat, revitalise the fields and harvest the fruits of your hard labour!
– Explore diverse environments! No mountain is too cold, no forest too large and no tower too imposing for brave young Pietro! Can you overcome all the challenges of this breathtaking world?
– Full, top-notch English localisation! Listen to the original Japanese voices or enjoy complete English dubbing.
– Hours of entertainment! With dozens of quests to complete, items to collect and objects to craft, this is an experience that will keep you glued to the screen for a long, long time!”

Whilst I’d previously heard of both PopoloCrois and Story Of Seasons, I’ve not actually played either. After checking out the trailer though I’m intrigued – it looks like an excellent mix of tactical RPG action with the farming elements of Harvest Moon.  It certainly looks pretty too with an abundance of bright, vibrant colours. I think this will be something RPG fans will want to keep an eye on.

Return to PopoloCrois: A Story Of Seasons Fairytale hits the Nintendo 3DS sometime during Q1 2016 – we’ll keep you posted with details in the near future.