Doraemon Story of Seasons: Pals of The Nice Kingdom Interview with Koji Nakajima – Creating Reminiscences with Your Pals

Doraemon Stoy of Seasons: Pals of The Nice Kingdom would be the newest title of the Doraemon Story of Seasons franchise, and we acquired the chance to speak with Producer Koji Nakajima in an interview.

Notice: This interview is edited for readability

A Place That Feels Like Dwelling

The unique Doraemon Story of Seasons has a very nice laid-back really feel. So how are you bettering it in Pals of the Nice Kingdom to sort of improve the calmness and the informal feeling to it?

So this half about how we should always enhance the sport is by making an attempt to place extra effort into the graphics sensible. The previous title is extra of a storybook paintings. However for this new title, we try to implement a extra practical feeling like daylight reflection on the water, and the wind sound, so with this sort of graphics we let the customers expertise extra of this heartwarming sort of feeling.

One other facet can be the extra perspective level which permits customers to have the ability to see your complete background to expertise the environment much more. One of many details of this title can be making an attempt to broaden and adventuring the enjoyable of the Doraemon IP, considered one of them can be occurring an journey, harvesting vegetation, and the way now now you can discover underwater, so now you can relive these desires from this sequence.


What are the primary variations between Pals of the Nice Kingdom and the primary Doraemon Story of Seasons in phrases gameplay?

A lot of the crops and objects that we have already got will even be carried out on this recreation as properly, and naturally, we can have extra crops and objects to boost the expertise together with hidden or specialised objects. As for the gameplay we’ve got offline 2P mode, so we will have an area multiplayer session with mates or households to have a tendency your farmhouse and harvest collectively.

One other function that can also be our essential focus can be a extra pleasant recreation steadiness for gamers to have extra enjoyment, that is particularly for the UI since there’s suggestions on how the UI from the earlier title is a bit robust to navigate, so we take reference from one other Story of Seasons title to implement a a lot better UI.


Farming simulation video games are usually well-liked amongst informal avid gamers. Is that this one of many essential explanation why the sport is launching on Nintendo Change?

In fact, that is without doubt one of the causes however the primary level of this style is making an attempt to attraction to everybody, not simply informal avid gamers but additionally different audiences to simply take pleasure in a Doraemon IP. In fact, that is additionally not only for Change, as a result of we additionally plan to convey it to extra platforms and the way you additionally talked about that the sport is getting assist for Thai and Bahasa Indonesia languages.


Is there any a part of the farming simulation style you felt notably enhanced by this Doraemon Story of Seasons?

Since that is a part of Doraemon the primary attraction can be hidden objects since Doraemon would usually convey out distinctive objects from his pocket to make the farming exercise extra handy and improve the general gameplay as properly. So we’re actually making an attempt to push this expertise as a Doraemon recreation.


Was there something from the earlier title that you simply couldn’t implement within the remaining model however you handle within the Pals of the Nice Kingdom?

One of many two details can be the offline 2P mode and the web implementation because the earlier title was very one-player centered. So for this title, we need to just remember to and your family and friends can take pleasure in this recreation collectively. Whereas enjoying this recreation everybody can truly kind a robust relationship, so this is without doubt one of the essential focus that we need to push.


Would there be any iconic relationships system on this Story of Seasons?

One of many details from the earlier title was controlling Nobita and the way it’s a really solo-like expertise, however for this title, we’ve got a buddy system and this is without doubt one of the largest adjustments.

Since all the primary characters might be dwelling collectively in a farmhouse clearly this sort of relationship occasion might be occurring as properly. For instance, there could also be a birthday or one thing. So for this title, we actually centered on the bond of mates like how title is at all times related.


Would there be any quick journey function just like the “Go Anyplace Door” on this recreation?

Sure, the Go Anyplace Door might be carried out on this recreation. We attempt to cut back the stress when navigating the world with this function and there’s additionally a particular hidden merchandise that might improve the motion velocity as properly.


Is that this recreation accessible to gamers who haven’t performed the primary Doraemon Story of Seasons?

The earlier title had some points, particularly with the UI and recreation steadiness, so for this title, we attempt to repair that and make the sport to be extra pleasurable. For this style everybody can simply entry this sort of recreation, so we additionally attempt to put extra effort into the primary situation so gamers who don’t find out about Doraemon can are available in and have a good time with this recreation, with the hope that they will take pleasure in Doraemon IP and attempt to watch the anime, film, or the manga as properly.


How huge the sport can be when it comes to map dimension in comparison with the earlier title?

In fact, we additionally expanded the map much more, however slightly than simply make it greater, we put extra deal with the focal point. Because the dimension would have an effect on gamers’ enjoyment as properly, we attempt to enhance the enjoyment when exploring the map for instance the underground cave and how one can really feel the environment much more, and the way exploring underwater additionally can provide off a very totally different vibe.

However not solely do we’ve got an even bigger map, however that is additionally a very totally different setting in comparison with the primary recreation so gamers may take pleasure in a a lot totally different and contemporary expertise when exploring the world.


A Story To Be Instructed

What function of the sport that Nakajima-san is very excited for gamers to check out?

Primarily I would like gamers to benefit from the entirety of the sport, however there are two issues that stand out extra. It’s how we collaborate to get the Doraemon license, so then we will create a heartwarming story and an expertise that seems like a correct adaptation to Doraemon. The 2P mode can also be one thing that we need to spotlight for this title since it might probably improve the expertise much more since now you possibly can truly play along with mates and households whereas additionally making a stronger bond with them.


What a part of the sport that Nakajima-san is most pleased with?

We put quite a lot of effort into the situation, so that is one thing that I as a producer am particularly pleased with even within the sub-scenario as properly with different aspect characters you can work together with. We hope our strategy to the story may give a extra heartwarming expertise for gamers. That is going to really feel like a traditional Doraemon story the place the start half is much more laid again earlier than Nobita must unite with Doraemon and his mates to beat any hurdle collectively.


What are issues that it’s higher for gamers to do with a pal or household in 2P mode?

We didn’t need to power this function to be one thing that could be a should since we would like gamers to expertise the sport at their very own tempo. However for 2P mode, the distinction can be sooner harvesting time and how one can yield extra crops as properly.


Moreover the native 2P mode, is there any plan so as to add an internet multiplayer mode sooner or later? 

As of now we’ve got no plans for it since our essential focus is to ship probably the most optimum expertise based mostly on what we already labored on for this title.


Are there any characters within the recreation that’s based mostly on people who the event workforce is aware of in actual life? 

There aren’t any aspect characters which are based mostly on people who we all know, as a result of we making an attempt to create one thing that’s extra centered on the attitude of the Doraemon world itself. That is one thing that additionally utilized to the unique characters as properly.


How does working from house impacts the workforce’s means to separate their private and work life?

As a producer, it’s very onerous to see whether or not the demand of the market is excessive or not, however general we making an attempt to push this recreation to succeed in out to extra individuals to assist with their psychological state and be extra relaxed in these making an attempt instances. We hope that gamers might be pleased and revel in this recreation that comes with improved graphics, a heartwarming situation, and a deeper relationship system.


Are Pals of the Nice Kingdom formally supported in Thai?

Bandai rep: I can go forward and say that sure the sport will assist in Thai and Bahasa Indonesia.


What’s the motivation behind including the Indonesian language to this recreation?

Bandai rep: Bandai Namco has at all times been seeking to cater to extra avid gamers and increasing our fanbase. We undoubtedly need to localise extra titles to assist extra avid gamers play their video games higher and have a extra seamless expertise with their first language. Simply to notice that that is the primary title that will be localized in Bahasa Indonesia.

We’d prefer to thank Koji Nakajima for answering our questions associated to Doraemon Story of Seasons: Pal of the Nice Kingdom. The sport will launch someday this yr for Nintendo Change, PlayStation 5, and PC by way of Steam.

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