Natsume have released new screenshots of Hometown Story, the next game being developed by Harvest Moon creator Yasuhiro Wada. As detailed in past reports, Hometown Story involves you running a store in a small town and forming connections with its residents. Here’s a summary of the game from Amazon’s description:
A Tale of Life, Love, and Friendship! In a lush, green village tucked away in the countryside, you’ll reunite with old friends, meet new ones, and rediscover yourself. This is where you grew up, your hometown. You’ve been tasked with reviving your grandmother’s old shop, and have your work cut out for you. However, the more items you sell, the more customers will come to your shop. And as you manage your shop better, you can expand, and the village will prosper! As your shop begins to grow by selling more expensive and rare items, you’ll be able give these items to the different villagers that populate the town.
Therefore, not only will running a successful shop net you gold, but it will also help reveal the unique stories each villager has. Something insignificant to most people might be the most important thing in the world to someone else! In addition, all the villagers in your hometown have their own unique stories. Which villagers’ stories will move you the most? And what will you do to help them? At times, you will be faced with some very important decisions. You’ll be free to run your shop the way you want to. Your experiences will be completely different from anyone else’s. By the end, you’ll have experienced so many unforgettable memories.
In addition to the new screenshots, Natsume have also revealed the game’s box art, and the game is up for pre-order on both Amazon and GameStop now. Pre-ordering from GameStop will get you this limited edition plushie.