Natsume unveils Harvest Moon: One World’s new look | Nintendo Wire

Since the split between Marvelous and Natsume concerning the Bokujō Monogatari farming sim series, Natsume has taken the Harvest Moon name and grown their own farming games. Starting with Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley in 2014, all Harvest Moon games that have been produced by Natsume have all used the same art style and direction. That changes this year as we have our first look at the box art for Harvest Moon: One World.

Today, Natsume announced more details about the game. The big and welcomed change is that Harvest Moon: One World is embracing a new art style.

Joining the box art is information about the game’s plot, which was also available on Nintendo UK’s site:

 

“Fledgling farmers will explore an entire world full of new and familiar faces, unique villages, and adventurous challenges while managing their growing farm. The new title is being developed with an all-new engine and graphics.

Can you imagine a world without tomatoes, strawberries, or even cabbage? That’s the situation players will find themselves in in the latest entry in the Harvest Moon series. Only an old book gives hints of what once was… Buoyed by a mysterious discovery, however, players will find themselves setting out on an adventure that spans not only their hometown but the whole world! What kind of people and places await? From the gorgeous beaches of Halo Halo to the snowy mountains of Salmiakki, there’s literally an entire world to explore!”

 
Harvest Moon: One World will be available this fall in North and South American markets.

 

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  1. Aurelia Holden says:

    I wonder if they’ll be marriages and having babies in here as well without marriage candidates or having kids it wouldn’t be a harvest moon game . But i am looking forward to playing this

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  2. Kimberly Petri says:

    I have harvest moon tree of tranquility on wii.. Will this game also be on wii?

    Rating: 5
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  3. Linda Witten says:

    I hope you have a version of this game for smart phone users. I do have wii but it is great to be able to play anywhere anytime time.
    I agree about marriages and children.
    I also love the side quests like on Harvest moon Animal Parade.
    Race horses and dogs(at different times)

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  4. Kimberly Allen says:

    I wouldn’t be so eager to buy this game.The Harvest Moon brand and any trust I had for it has been ground into the dirt over the last decade. After the split between Xseed and Natsume in North America, Nastume churned out 3 games in a row that were essentially clones of one another and the one after that was an attempt to break into the party game scene. I impulse bought 2 of them because they had the harvest moon name attached and was completely let down. Not only was everyone and everything identical, but almost all of the characters were forgettable and the mechanics were either oversimplified or made extremely complicated for no reason. The only difference between The Lost Valley and Skytree Village was that one was snowy and the other was a desert. Both had you managing height and soil quality in order to grow different crops. This wouldn’t be so bad if the hybrids weren’t needed to progress the story, complete quests for spouses and even upgrade tools. If you grow the a crop on the wrong elevation, in the wrong season or the wrong land type, you’d have to wait until the plant fully grows to find out if you got the hybrid which could potentially leave you waiting a whole in game year to try again. Even if you do, you have to sell about 30 to get the seeds sold in the shop. But the real kick in the teeth was dlc for 2 marriage candidates that were free in the next installment. And don’t even get me started on Light of Hope and Mad Dash. Light of Hope was full price but looked and played like a cheap flash game on PC, and Mad Dash was a party game that could be broken taking advantage of the bots that were your opponents. Xseed, however, made some truly memorable games that had characters that were fleshed out and wonderful locations. Even the Doraemon themed game was well received as it was true to the original source material. Every location was interesting, every marriage candidate was appealing in some way, and the ability to fully customize your character in Trio of Towns was refreshing in comparison to being the exact same girl in the 3 Harvest Moons. I got burned twice by brand recognition and I most certainly wont be buying on blind faith again.

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