This morning, Natsume announced that they are working on their own Harvest Moon game for the Nintendo 3DS, titled Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley. Since the announcement, there have been a bunch of questions about the game, and we got in touch with Natsume to get answers to the basic ones.
For starters, Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley has been in development since early 2013. Last year, Natsume opened a new office in Tokyo, Japan, which they said would expand their game development for both consoles and smartphones. It’s this office that is developing the game.
Additionally, Graham Markay, Vice-President of Operations at Natsume, confirmed to Siliconera that Harvest Moon creator Yasuhiro Wada—who designed last year’s Hometown Story—is not involved with the game. Of course, that doesn’t mean Wada couldn’t be working on other games in collaboration with Natsume.
Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley will be available this year for Nintendo 3DS. Siliconera will have more on the game at E3.