Natsume announced via Twitter this morning that a brand new Harvest Moon game, titled Harvest Moon: Skytree Village, will be shown on the floor at E3 this year.

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Here’s a list of features to expect from the game, according to Natsume:

  • Play as a boy or a girl, woo bachelorettes and bachelors, and start a family!
  • Completely new story with tons of interesting new characters.
  • New crops and flowers to discover.
  • New fishing mechanics: expand waterways and catch rarer fish.
  • A full town with many residents, each with their own personalities and quirks.

Read more at http://gematsu.com/2016/06/harvest-moon-skytree-village-announced-3ds#oXc1xcw7U3W86w2D.99

It sounds like we’ll be getting more info about the game soon. Pretty exciting stuff! Stay tuned to Nintendo Inquirer for more news about the latest title, as our team will be on the floor demoing the game and giving you a firsthand look at what to expect.

And if you’re looking for more info, here’s the full press release from Natsume:

Burlingame, CA. – June 1, 2016 – Natsume Inc., a worldwide developer and publisher of family-oriented video games, unveiled today Harvest Moon: Skytree Village, an all-new Harvest Moon title for the Nintendo 3DS! Harvest Moon: Skytree Village will be one of several Natsume titles playable at E3 2016, taking place June 14th – 16th 2016 in Los Angeles, South Hall booth #513

“After the evolutionary Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley and a successful jaunt to mobile platforms with Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories, we are really excited to share everything we have learned with our fans,” said Hiro Maekawa, President and CEO of Natsume. “Our community is very important to us, and their feedback and input has been taken into account a great deal in the development of Harvest Moon: Skytree Village! We hope they will see and feel their contribution in this new game!”

Times have changed in the land known as the Oasis of the Harvest Goddess. Many people used to live in Skytree Village, and the land was lush and green. However, the power of the Harvest Goddess gradually began to wane, and the land became parched and dry.

It’s up to you revive the seven Skytrees in order to give the Harvest Goddess her power back, and, in turn, bring life back to this desolate land!

“We’ve revisited each and every part of what makes a Harvest Moon game, and are excited at the end result,” said Taka Maekawa, Producer of the Harvest Moon series. “We are looking forward to seeing players try the game during E3 2016.”

Along the way, players will meet a new cast of characters (with a few returning faces!), alongside a brand new art style, new character models, and more.

With user-friendly tutorials, players will immediately be able to jump into the thick of things, customizing their farm by raising and lowering the land, creating rivers, ponds, and more. Upgraded tools will assist farmers in shaping the land more efficiently, and afterwards they can kick back and relax in their boat to do a spot of fishing! It won’t be long before they’ll need to weigh anchor to care for their newest herd animal: the Poitou donkey!

Key Features of Harvest Moon: Skytree Village –

Play as a boy or a girl, woo bachelorettes and bachelors, and start a family!
Completely new story with tons of interesting new characters.
New crops and flowers to discover.
New fishing mechanics: expand waterways and catch rarer fish.
A full town with many residents, each with their own personalities and quirks.


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  1. Looks like instead of bringing over The Lost Valley alt. universe/update over to consoles, they’re just (hopefully) making a brand new game. TLV had some great ideas… and some not so good ones with not the greatest execution. Here’s hoping that Natsume moves forward and is able to show what they’ve learned from making their own branch with this series/genre.

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  2. Looks like instead of bringing over The Lost Valley alt. universe/update over to consoles, they’re just (hopefully) making a brand new game. TLV had some great ideas… and some not so good ones with not the greatest execution. Here’s hoping that Natsume moves forward and is able to show what they’ve learned from making their own branch with this series/genre.

    Reply →