Harvest Moon is known for being the pinnacle of an addictive, farming simulator, but with an Animal Crossing-like twist to the game. The series has been seen on practically every Nintendo console and even PlayStation 1, 2, and the PSP. Now the series will be seen on Wii U, as Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories has been announced by Natsume.
“Go back to the roots of Harvest Moon in the latest installment of the series! Inspired by the old-school gameplay of the very first games, Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories will bring players a sense of nostalgia, along with exciting gameplay twists.
“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!
“Old 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… It’s a bobcat! The bobcat starts out wild, but as players befriend the animal, can they convince the bobcat to become their loyal friend?
“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!”
— PR email from Natsume
You can look forward to
Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories coming to Wii U, Steam, iOS, and Android sometime this winter, and you can also catch a glimpse during E3 in Los Angeles (South Hall, booth 615).
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