The latest edition of Japanese publication Famitsu has revealed the new Harvest Moon game in development for the Nintendo 3DS. It’s only been a month since Europe received Harvest Moon: A New Beginning, which originally came to Japan in February 2012, so it may be another hefty wait for fans of the series. Reports surrounding the Famitsu translations suggest the new game will be called Harvest Moon: Linking the New World, and will release at a retail price of 5,040 yen in Japan.
Produced by Yoshifumi Hashimoto, Harvest Moon: Linking the New World will place the player in Oaktree Town, where you’ll find returning characters from previous games in the series. When the player reaches a specific stage in the game, they’ll be able to visit a safari and take care of the animals. Plus, field work has been modified, making it easier for players to continue their story.
Much like Animal Crossing: New Leaf’s Club Tortimer, Harvest Moon is said to be implementing a new online area, where players can connect wirelessly across the world. You’ll be able to trade goods with a whole host of different countries and StreetPass will allow you to exchange personal data along your journey. Harvest Moon: Linking the New World’s development is almost completed and is said to be launching in February next year for Japan.