Natsume have shared the first story details on Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley for Nintendo 3DS. Here’s what they had to say about the game:
Hiking your way through the mountains one day, you become caught in an unexpected snowstorm, and find shelter with the help of a faint voice. When you awaken, you find and help a kindly Harvest Sprite buried under the snow, who tells you all of the seasons in the valley have vanished except for winter. To return all 4 seasons to the valley, you’ll need the help of the villagers, the Harvest Sprites, the Harvest Goddess, and even the King of the Underworld! You’ve never played a Harvest Moon game quite like this!
Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley will be available for Nintendo 3DS this year. A release in Europe has been confirmed as well, but not release window has been provided for that territory.