Harvest Moon: Connect to a New Land is all about safaris. Players can leave the ranch and visit new areas like an iceberg or climb up rocky mountains. There players will find new animals like penguins and set animals you have back to the wild.
Of course you can keep animals on your farm. Cows produce milk, chickens make eggs, and sheep yield wool. If you take good care of your animals by feeding them everyday and brushing their fur the by products you get will be better quality.
And for animals you really love, you can make them pets inside your home. Dogs, cats, and horses are some of the pets in Harvest Moon: Connect to a New Land. You can take your dog for a walk and play fetch the bone with it.
Every year, your town has a safari event within the town. During this event you can get special items and mine specific spots for ore. Ore is used as an ingredient for making accessories.
Harvest Moon: Connect to a New Land comes out on February 27 for Nintendo 3DS in Japan. First print copies include an extra large Angora rabbit strap.