Xseed are publishing the next Harvest Moon game developed by Marvelous AQL, but Natsume still own the Harvest Moon name in North America… and they’re putting it to use.
This morning, the publisher announced Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley for release on the Nintendo 3DS. The game, Natsume say, will feature a “three-dimensional setting” for the first time and will feature a “fully customizable world,” allowing players to customize their field in any manner they see fit.
Two examples Natsume provide of this customization is that you can either have a field of tulips like in Holland or a valley filled with water like in Venice.
Natsume say that Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley will “innovate in a way that no Harvest Moon ever has”. It’s slated for release this year in North America.
Update: Regarding a European release, over Twitter, Natsume stated: “We can’t discuss the EU release details *yet* but we have confidence it will make it to PAL territories.”