Boy, is it a busy month for lovers of cows and competitions. Just a few days after the Cow-Shaped Switch competition, we now have a Cow-Shaped Art competition, run by the actual makers of Story of Seasons themselves.
XSEED has been teasing this since last week, revealing a “Who’s That Pokémon”-style silhouette, to which we all yelled “IT IS A COW”. But, oho, what fools we were! It was a misdirect! A red herring! The artwork, commissioned from illustrator Kehasuk, is not a cow at all. It is, in fact, a bunch of Story of Seasons art cleverly designed to look like a cow.
The artwork has been made to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Story of Seasons (AKA Harvest Moon until 2014, AKA Bokujo Monogatari in Japan, AKA “that game that inspired Stardew Valley”), and comes just a few days after the Western release of Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town, from which the characters in the picture are taken.
The physical artwork can be won by 25 lucky fans, who can enter the competition by retweeting XSEED’s tweet before the end of the day. However, you’ll also have to follow them on Twitter and Instagram, and be a US resident. Aw
However, we do spy on the artwork a little “___ of 100” mark, so maybe there will be chances to win/buy the other 75 for anyone who really, really needs this cow/not-cow in their lives. Keep your hooves crossed!