While the popular Japanese agricultural simulation franchise Bokujō Monogatari has in recent years fond a new monkier in Story of Seasons, developer/publisher Natsume Inc. are keeping the Harvest Moon franchise alive through their own set of video games. The latest, titled Harvest Moon: One World is now available for purchase in the Americas on both Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.
Pitched as a Harvest Moon game with “Global Appeal”, players will be taken on a trip across the world as they explore a world where the Harvest Goddess, the Queen of Crops, has vanished. Players will ride camels across the deserts of Pastilla, venture deep into the snowy mountains of Salmiakki, and visit a volcano near the cozy mountain town of Lebkuchen – to name a few landmarks.
While this is a world without crops such as cabbage, tomatoes or even carrots, there is still hope in the success of your farming ventures. Before the Harvest Goddess disappeared from the world, she imbued the tiny Harvest Wisps with the knowledge of various seeds, thus ensuring the various fruits and vegetables of the world would not be lost. Using the power given to these Harvest Wisps, you’ll unlock various seeds as you progress through the game – bringing precious veggies back to your farm!
Promoted features of Harvest Moon: One World include:
- Explore 5 unique and colorful areas: the sprawling grasslands of Calisson, the gorgeous beaches of Halo Halo, the searing desert heat of Pastilla, the cozy hills of Lebkuchen, and the snowy mountains of Salmiakki!
- Play as a boy or a girl and woo one of 5 handsome bachelors and 5 beautiful bachelorettes, each with their own unique personality and backstory!
- Raise and keep animals such as cows, sheep, goats, and even reindeer!
- Use your Expando-Farm to easily travel from one area to another!