Natsume’s next Harvest Moon game won’t have people tending their crops and weathering a long winter with new friends. Harvest Moon: One World is delayed. Instead of showing up in Fall 2020 on the Nintendo Switch, it will now launch on March 5, 2021 in Europe and March 2, 2021 in the Americas. Natsume noted that people who pre-order at GameStop will get a stuffed chicken.
What’s interesting is the press release confirming the delay only mentioned the one version. The game will be coming to both it and the PlayStation 4 when it does appear.
This could be the second announcement Natsume was teasing. On September 14, 2020, the company confirmed on Twitter that there would be two new bits of news this week. Since screenshots, which were shared with the delay announcement, the delay itself could be the second one.
As for those images, here they are. We can see the male farmer at what seems to be a store where a love interest named Laura works. The female farmer is tending a field filled with turnips in the second one. A potential love interest named Kanoa talks to the female farmer in the third screenshot. Finally, the fourth one has the male farmer riding an elk while in a barn that also houses a goat and horse.
Harvest Moon: One World will come to the Nintendo Switch in the Americas on March 2, 2020 and in Europe on March 5, 2020. The press release didn’t note if the delay will affect the PlayStation 4 version. In case you missed it, footage of the game were first shown back in June 2020.
Editor’s note: This story was updated to add the North and South American release date and GameStop pre-order incentive.