You Won’t Be The Only One With A Farm In Harvest Moon: Connect to a New Land

By Sato . October 22, 2013 . 1:32pm

It’s been a year since we saw the last Harvest Moon game on Nintendo 3DS, and we’re now going to see another one in Harvest Moon: Connect to a New Land, which is already looking a lot nicer than its predecessor. The latest update on the game’s official website shares a look at some of its new features.

 

In Harvest Moon: Connect to a New Land, you won’t be the only rancher in the village, as there will also be others who run their own crops and more. The other ranchers will be considered your seniors in the farming world, and will help you out, occasionally needing your help as well. Here’s a look at some of the new characters.

 

Elize is shown wondering how others mange with such small houses. Meanwhile, Edda is shown giving words of encouragement to the new rancher.

Fritz is wondering if he should let someone else borrow one of his crops, while Veronica is shown kicking off the Summer Chicken Festival.

 

Producer Yoshifumi Hashimoto previously mentioned that Harvest Moon: Connect to a New World’s title has a meaning of “connecting to the game’s world” by using a Trade Station to ship your crop to other countries. The above images show what it’ll look like to do business with foreign traders.

 

In addition to the new Safari area, where you’ll get to encounter never-before-seen animals to the series, like the older games in the series, you’ll be able to catch insects and interact with various animals by visiting the mountain.

 

As previously mentioned, there will be more activities to do around rivers. This time, you’ll get to go for a swim to catch fish and find other items under water.

 

Harvest Moon: Connect to a New Land will be released on February 2014 for Nintendo 3DS.


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  • Derek E Nay

    I hope Veronica is marriageable. But I am guessing she isn’t because she does not look young :(

  • Arcana Wiz

    Actually even being very chibi like, this portrait artstyle makes me remember the old games, (Mineral town) and it’s like calling for me……

    • 07thCrow

      Wow, I feel so nostalgic right now… I’d actually really like to see a proper remake/update/port of Mineral Town. That was one of the best HM games in my opinion, and the first I played in the series. I’d like to see the rival romances make a comeback as well!

    • Barrylocke89

      (More) Friends of Mineral Town nailed the essence of what it means to be a Harvest Moon game, while also being portable. That’s why it’s the best one in my eyes.

  • Kaetsu

    I was kind of hoping for a Harvest Moon with online play but this is still cool!

    • http://jake-brunton.com/ Jake E. Brunton

      Online play? I don’t think it’d be 100% fun to have to run a farm in a online world with other people. Their online options seem good to me: trade, buy, and sell produce and more with other countries.

  • Scarletmoonwish

    Waiting for the Bachelors and Bacholettes to be announces

  • Brimfyre

    Rivals. For God sakes. Bring back rivals!

    • 07thCrow

      THIS! Definitely this! XD

  • http://twitter.com/puchixseda puchinri

    So, kinda like MM or something?

    Either way, it’s looking pretty good.

  • luckgandor

    If you’re going to point out a gap between releases, compare between the same region. It might only be a year since ANB hit NA shelves, but it’s been more like a year and a half since the Japanese release of ANB. By the time this one actually comes out, it’ll be 2 years.

  • katamari damacy

    the rival system in Magical Melody i thought was good. If they have multiple farmers and online, I would love to incorporate a real-time (or at least upon boot up) economics system with commodities trade. too many people around the world shipping onions, price of onions fall etc etc

  • http://so-very.me/ Jenny

    I need this

  • fyi1191

    Rival farms? It’s time to put the sickle to good use. ;)

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