Harvest Moon: Connect to a New Land is coming to North America, but the game won’t be titled “Harvest Moon”. Instead, the game will be titled Story of Seasons and will be published by Xseed Games. (Thanks, IGN.)
Xseed are owned by Marvelous, the developer of Harvest Moon in Japan, which might explain why the series has changed hands from Natsume to Xseed.
So, why the name change? Because Natsume Inc., who have been publishing Harvest Moon in North America from the very start of the series, owns the Harvest Moon name in the U.S., which means Xseed can’t use it themselves.
Story of Seasons will be available in North America later this year. As previously detailed, the game will feature fully customizable characters and a number of other features. You can catch up with our past coverage here.