Harvest Moon going back to its roots
Natsume Inc. announced on June 2 that the next Harvest Moon title in its mainstay franchise, Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories, will be launching on Wii U and PC platforms as well as appearing on mobile app stores as well.
Natsume president and chief executive Hiro Maekawa 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.”
As is standard with Harvest Moon games, the player will be given the job of revitalizing a derelict farm and befriending villagers to farm his or her way to success. It seems like Seeds of Memories will also act like in-game achievements in that they will be unlocked via player milestones. Some of the mentioned milestones include giving a villager their favorite item, catching a giant fish, or raising your first cow.
Aside from taming the wild overgrowth on their farm, players will also be given the chance to befriend a wild bobcat. Along with the bobcat, classic farm animals make their return to the next Harvest Moon.
Finally, what’s Harvest Moon without potential love interests? Seeds of Memories contains five bachelors and five bachelorettes.
Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories will be releasing this winter on Wii U, Steam, iOS, and Android platforms.