This page explains how to begin a game of Story of Seasons, including creating your character and naming your farm.
Create your Character
After watching the intro, press the button to begin a new game. Choose the gender for your character. Then you will be asked to choose skin color, face, hair color, and eye color. You will be able to change all of these traits (except gender) any time after your first house upgrade in the game.
The options for skin color are peach, snow, olive, and coffee.
If you are creating a male character, the options for facial expression are natural look, funny face, cool look, droopy-eyed face, grumpy face, calm countenance, smiley face, round-eyed face, and natural look 2.
If you are creating a female character, the options for facial expression are natural look, cool look, baby-face, bright-eyed face, smiley face, calm countenance, grumpy face, round-eyed face, natural look 2.
The options for hair color are chocolate brown, pale blond, jet black, pearl grey, yellow gold, ruby red, carrot orange, lime green, apple green, emerald green, sky blue, cobalt blue, amethyst, snow white, baby blue, rose pink, and lavender.
The options for eye color are chocolate brown, pale yellow, jet black, pearl grey, yellow gold, ruby red, carrot orange, lime green, apple green, emerald green, sky blue, cobalt blue, amethyst, snow white, baby blue, and rose pink.
Set Birthday and Details
After you choose the options that you want, press X to go to the next options. Next, you must choose your birthday. You can't choose a month, but you can choose one of the four seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter. Then choose the day of that season that you want your character's birthday to occur on. Each season has 31 days.
After you have confirmed your character's birthday, enter your character's name. The default boy's name is Johnny, and the default girl's name is Annie. Your name can be up to six characters long. You can't change it afterward.
Finally, if all settings are correct, press A to confirm your choices and start the game.
My First Farm
At the start of the game, you learn that your character decided to become a farmer in Oak Tree Town after seeing a pamphlet in the mail.
Later, you meet Veronica, Guild Master of Oak Tree Town. She explains that she is the one who accepted your application to become a farmer in Oak Tree Town.
Veronica explains that your farm is not yet ready, so you will stay with another farmer until it's ready. After a brief look at town and the surrounding area, Veronica takes you to the mountain, where you meet Eda, who will be teaching you how to farm. When your own farm has been made ready in a week, you'll leave Eda's place and go to your own farm.
Eda shows you to your room and explains that there is a Toolbox, a Storage Box, and a bookshelf here. The Storage Box is for things like bugs and other things that you collect. The bookshelf has information on different features of the game. More books will get added over time.
Eda shows you the bed, where you can sleep. When you go to sleep, the day ends and you will wake up the next day. Eda also says that you should write in your journal before bed each night. Eda gives you 1000 G.
After this, you will be prompted to save your game in one of the two save slots. After that, go to bed.
The next day is day 1 of your training week.