Harvest Moon games are addicting. You play one, odds are you’ll play another, even though the gameplay doesn’t vary much among entries. So many people will be pleased to know Natsume has picked up Marvelous Entertainment’s Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns for a North American release. I guess we’ll need to get our DS and 3DSes ready for some farming goodness.
In case you’re wondering, Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns is a localization of Harvest Moon: Twin Villages, a DS game released in Japan in July, 2010. I know what you’re thinking. You’re wondering how Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns could be a DS and 3DS game when it was only a DS game. Well, I guess Natsume just has something up their sleeves and is planning some extra special treatment for the 3DS release.
The release date for Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns is TBA for now, but at least we know it is in the works! Plus, Natsume has commited to releasing the DS and 3DS versions at the same time. Nobody will be left behind.
As mentioned earlier on Gamertell, Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns is the first Harvest Moon game with two full villages. Once you create your character, you can then choose which of the two towns you want to live in, the farm-center Konohana or the animal-centric Bluebell. Don’t agonize over where you’ll live, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to visit and move in the game, even though the two towns are kind of currently at war. As the game goes on, you may have opportunities to get villagers from Bluebell and Konohana to be friends again.
Even though Natsume hasn’t said anything, I’m guessing the 3DS version will take advantage of StreetPass. Perhaps people will be able to exchange crops or products with other players. Maybe there’ll be some 3D effects tacked on too.