Harvest Moon (Story of Seasons in Japan) is a popular farming simulation series that dates back to the SNES days, and is no doubt one of the most influential sim games. In fact, the series serves as the main inspiration for games such as Stardew Valley.
Now, we finally have word that a new Harvest Moon title is in the works! Developer Natsume Inc. recently announced Harvest Moon: One World, an upcoming Harvest Moon game releasing on the Nintendo Switch later this year.
Introducing #HarvestMoon: ONE WORLD, the newest entry in the Harvest Moon franchise! We are excited to be finally revealing this project – look forward to first details in the coming days and weeks~
The game is officially described by Natsume Inc. as (via NintendoLife):
“Can you imagine a world without tomatoes, strawberries, or even cabbage? In the latest entry in the Harvest Moon series, that’s the situation players will find themselves in. Only an old book gives hints of what once was… Buoyed by a mysterious discovery, 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.”
Aside from the official description, Natsume Inc. has yet to reveal specific info regarding the game. What we do know about the game is that it will feature a new game engine, complete with major gameplay changes and updates graphics.