Natsume, the makers of Harvest Moon: the Lost Valley, have made an early E3 reveal. They promise a return to the series roots and a sense of nostalgia with their upcoming release for the WiiU this winter. It will be coming to PC, Android and iOS too, which is curious.
The following description is an excerpt from the press release:
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!
The game will be on show at E3, so I’m curious how it will look. Will the graphics be along the lines of The Lost Valley? I was rather pleased with that game, as I loved the landscaping element, a bit like Minecraft. Not all Harvest Moon fans liked this new game though, so we will see what the WiiU game is going to be like. If you are interested in how Natsume got the use of the name Harvest Moon in the West, I wrote about it here.