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Announced late last year, we’ve only seen snippets of Natsume’s next Harvest Moon game. With various screenshot releases this year (as well as pre-order bonus details), that changes this week as Harvest Moon: The Winds of Anthos’ first gameplay trailer is finally here.



Using footage from the PlayStation 5 version, we finally have a look at the multiple regions within Anthos and the game’s different seasons. Not only that, but various snippets show off animals that we can raise, as well as ones found in the wild (camels!). A variety of crops were highlighted – everything from the typical corn and tomatoes to special crops like a melon that resembles a snowman. A press release for the game goes into more detail about what awaits fans in The Winds of Anthos:


In today’s trailer, Natsume shares a glimpse of the new world of Anthos and all the fantastic characters and animals players will meet while reconnecting the world’s villages. Visit majestic waterfalls, green pastures, volcanic lands, and snowy terrain to bring back the Harvest Goddess and Harvest Sprites! Take part in the iconic Equestrian Challenge, fish for the best catch in the Fish Faceoff, share a delicious meal with new friends, and work together to reunite the world all while taking care of your farm and growing crops like Eggplants, Ice Tomatoes, and even Snowmen! Meet some of the eligible bachelors and bachelorettes, like Lina and Vivi, and be sure to snap a photo to remember every moment!

The land of Anthos was a peaceful and harmonious land watched over by the Harvest Goddess and the Harvest Sprites, who protected the inhabitants of Anthos from natural disasters such as storms, earthquakes, and the like.

However, one day many years ago, Anthos experienced a severe volcanic eruption that threatened life on Anthos itself, and the Harvest Goddess and Harvest Sprites had to use all of their remaining power to keep the people and animals of Anthos safe. This left the different villages across the land blocked off from each other. Some unfortunate souls even got trapped outside their villages, and were unable to return…

Believing that the separated villages and people would one day be reconnected, the Harvest Goddess sent out a bottle with a letter and a magic key, then fell into a deep sleep…

Now, 10 years later, you have found the SOS the Harvest Goddess sent to the world in the form of a message in a bottle! With the help of your wacky inventor friend Doc Jr. and many others, it’ll be up to you to revive the Harvest Goddess and the Harvest Sprites, as well as reconnect all of the villages of Anthos with each other!

Farm all around Anthos using Doc’s new and improved Expando-Farm! Easily move from place to place and farm everywhere from snowy mountains to beautiful beaches!

  • Keep and raise different kinds of cows, chickens, and sheep in your barn! Find even more exotic animals to keep out in the wild of Anthos!
  • Woo 5 different bachelors and 5 different bachelorettes! Marry whoever your heart desires!
  • Keep unique pets like wolves and exotic animals such as ferrets!
  • Collect seeds from Harvest Wisps hidden all over Anthos! Some of the rare ones only come out at certain times, so keep an eye out for them!
  • Explore the wide world of Anthos on foot or on mount! Unique and unusual mounts are available as well!
  • Fast travel around the world using the Harvest Goddess’s Warp Statues!
  • Take pictures, selfies, and more!


Pre-orders for Harvest Moon: The Winds of Anthos opened in May on Amazon, in June directly from Natsume, and recently at GameStop. A limited edition is also available from NIS America’s online store. If you secure a pre-order in time, you’ll also receive a Sleepytime Cow plushie (no matter which retailer).



Harvest Moon: The Winds of Anthos will launch in North America on Tuesday, September 26th, 2023, and will be available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC (via Steam).


Screenshots (PlayStation 5 footage)


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Written by Jennifer Burch

Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)