Gameplay for Natsume's upcoming Harvest Moon: One World was revealed during today's Summer Game Festival New Game Plus stream. It's looking pretty similar to other entries in the Natsume Harvest Moon canon (which is, rather confusingly, not to be mixed up with the Marvelous Story of Seasons franchise, which was once Harvest Moon).
In Harvest Moon: One World, you'll be able to do all the things you might expect from a Harvest Moon game. The trailer shows the protagonist exploring an idyllic beachside village and a range of verdant cliffs and plains. The protagonist - either male or female according to the player's preference - is also shown farming some crops, looking on at some rather cute livestock, and wandering around throughout the town while it's snowing, indicating that the seasons will change how everything looks and feels.
Harvest Moon: One World takes place in a world without the farming staples we're all used to from the series. Natsume invites us to imagine a world "without tomatoes, strawberries, or even cabbage". Slowly, you must reintroduce all of the things the world has forgotten and show everyone the meaning of community spirit. Along the way, you'll explore beautiful beaches, snowy mountaintops, and verdant plains. There's a whole world to discover in One World, so if you've ever thought the Harvest Moon games could do with being a touch more expansive, this looks like the game for you.
You'll be able to get your hands on Harvest Moon: One World when it launches for Nintendo Switch in fall 2020. No word yet on any other console releases or a PC version. We'll bring you more on this game as soon as we get it, of course. In the meantime, take up thy farming tools and start getting excited for this one if you're a fan of Natsume's Harvest Moon series.
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