Harvest Moon: One World Announced for Nintendo Switch This Year

You heard right. Not Story of Seasons, but a full fledged Harvest Moon game. Natsume Inc. announced this morning that with long time partner Rising Star Games will be bringing the game to the West. With Natsume Inc. handling the Americas, while Rising Star will be handling the UK regions.

 The same logo now with the subtext of One World. Somethings never change. The details for the announcement are as follows:

Harvest Moon: One World features a brand-new way of exploring Harvest Moon that seasoned players and new generations will both enjoy,” said Hiro Maekawa, President and CEO of Natsume. “Over the decades, Harvest Moon has evolved but has always retained the traditional, family-friendly farming fun that the franchise is known for. The new engine and new graphics will upgrade this experience for 2020. We are so excited to share more about the features of Harvest Moon: One World in the coming months.

Can you imagine a world without tomatoes, strawberries, or even cabbage? In the latest entry in the Harvest Moon series, that’s the situation players will find themselves in. Only an old book gives hints of what once was… Buoyed by a mysterious discovery, players will find themselves setting out on an adventure that spans not only their hometown but the whole world! What kind of people and places await? From the gorgeous beaches of Halo Halo to the snowy mountains of Salmiakki, there’s literally an entire world to explore.

It seems that we may be exploring the world of Harvest Moon and not one part of it.  This is not to be confused with the coming Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town. This will be the next Harvest Moon game build from the ground up. Will we have the similar style of prior games? Will it incorporate some elements from Story of Seasons?  We shall see as details comes.