Natsume Inc. have announced that their franchise Harvest Moon will be getting another installment with the upcoming Harvest Moon: Seed of Memories. This is the first Harvest Moon that will be on the Nintendo Wii U, as well as the first Harvest Moon ever on the PC. In addition, the title will also be the first mainline Harvest Moon title on both iOS and Android.
Speaking about the upcoming title, Hiro Maekawa, President and CEO of Natsume Inc. said:
“From the farm to the town, we wanted Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories to evoke the feeling of a classic Harvest Moon game with modern twists. We’re also excited to finally bring the Harvest Moon series to the Nintendo Wii U, PC, and mobile platforms, where fans have definitely told us they want to see the series.”
Tasked with the job of revitalizing a farm, players will need to befriend the villagers in town to unlock the titular ‘Seeds of Memories.’ Seeds can be unlocked in many ways, such as giving a villager their favorite item, catching a giant fish, or by raising their first cow. Players will need to be up to the challenge of collecting all of the Seeds of Memories.
Introducing HARVEST MOON: SEEDS OF MEMORIES! Welcome a new Harvest Moon game, coming to Wii U, PC, iOS, and Android~ pic.twitter.com/E2E7wvZqw2
— Natsume Inc. (@Natsume_Inc) June 2, 2015
Natsume Inc. have also said that some favorite gameplay mechanics from previous iterations from the franchise will be returning for Seeds of Memories, as will favorites return in the animal department with cows, sheep, and chickens, along with a horse to ride, and a dog to keep as a pet. Farmers will also have a new pet to take care of, but it isn’t what they’d expect; a bobcat.
Featuring cooking, fishing, foraging, and mining, players will need to upgrade their tools to find the highest-quality items. Players will also be able to participate in contests and festivals like the Cooking Contest and Starry Night Festival. Woo one of the ten marriage candidates – 5 bachelors and 5 bachelorettes – and find that special someone to make their farming life complete.
Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories will be released this winter.
Luke Luby is a journalist currently based in Cork, Ireland. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and a Higher Diploma in English. For the last several years, he has been writing for a number of different publications.