The Marvelous AQL-developed Harvest Moon series might have been handed off to XSEED in the form of Story of Seasons, but as the owner of the English name, Natsume is continuing the series on its own with Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley for 3DS.
The game will offer a “three-dimensional setting” for the first time, and have a fully customizable world, allowing players to customize their field in anyway they see fit, “from a field full of tulips like you might see in Holland, to a valley filled with water like Venice.”
“Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley is truly evolving the franchise,” said Natsume president and CEO Hiro Maekawa. “Hardcore fans will love it, players who haven’t played a Harvest Moon game in a while will want to try it out, and new players will be introduced to the unique and charming world that is Harvest Moon.
“But the incredibly exciting thing that really elevates the game is that while it does get back to what everyone loves about the early games, it also innovates in a way that no Harvest Moon game ever has.”
Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley is being internally developed by Natsume and will launch later this year. If you’re at E3 next week, it will be on display.