During E3 week, a list of third-party games scheduled to release on the Nintendo 3DS confirmed that Marvelous would be developing a Harvest Moon game for the system, just as they outlined in their change in strategy to cope with recent losses.
Previously, MMV announced that they were ceasing development of new property entirely until an unknown date, so Harvest Moon seemed like the natural choice. Following an investor Q&A, we have a few more details regarding the publisher’s approach to development in the near future:
- Marvelous will not release 3DS software during the current fiscal year (ie; until after March 2011).
- While the company will not be publishing any new I.P. during the current fiscal year, MMV confirmed they will reveal an original title for new hardware, during the next fiscal term. This “new hardware” likely isn’t the 3DS, as the device was mentioned by name several times during the Q&A.
We’ll keep you posted on MMV’s situation as we learn more about it ourselves.