Rising Star Games and developer Natsume have announced Harvest Moon: One World for Nintendo Switch.
As stated in the press release, the game will continue the series farming simulation with “new and familiar faces, unique villages, and adventurous challenges while managing their growing farm.” The game is also being developed with a new engine and graphics.
The press release also hints at the game’s story. In a world “without tomatoes, strawberries, or even cabbage,” the players find an old book with these mysteries. The player will also go beyond their home town to the whole world. “From the gorgeous beaches of Halo Halo to the snowy mountains of Salmiakki, there’s literally an entire world to explore.”
President and CEO of Natsume Hiro Maekawa, discusses the new exploration of the game a little more.
“Harvest Moon: One World features a brand-new way of exploring Harvest Moon that seasoned players and new generations will both enjoy. Over the decades, Harvest Moon has evolved but has always retained the traditional, family-friendly farming fun that the franchise is known for. The new engine and new graphics will upgrade this experience for 2020. We are so excited to share more about the features of Harvest Moon: One World in the coming months.”
Brjann Sigurgeirsson of Thunderful Publishing and Rising Star Games also had high praise for Natsume.
“Rising Star Games has been partnering with Natsume for nearly two decades. Harvest Moon is the very series that started the farming genre, always innovating and bringing fresh ideas whilst attracting new players. With the invaluable support of Nintendo of Europe, we will continue to carry the torch of this successful series into 2020 and beyond for Pan-European regions with the release of Harvest Moon: One World for Nintendo Switch.”
Harvest Moon: One World launches 2020 on Nintendo Switch.
The Harvest Moon series is actually the western name of the Japanese Story of Seasons series. The series had used its Japanese name with Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town, a remake of Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town.