The second 3DS entry after re-release The Tale of Two Towns offers greater customization, allowing players to pick their character's look and clothes, furnish their house how they want, and moves crops and barn around. So, a bit more like Animal Crossing, then, except on a farm - but not much like George Orwell's Animal Farm, because that'd be weird.
Tunbridge Wells (Wednesday 5th June 2013) Marvelous AQL Europe are pleased to announce that Harvest Moon: A New Beginning for Nintendo 3DS™ will be making its way to Europe this year.
Published by Marvelous AQL Europe, Harvest Moon: A New Beginning, will be released via a new marketing and distribution partnership alongside Zen United.
One of the most beloved series in gaming for the best part of two decades, Harvest Moon has seen 24 titles released in its lifetime and has sold well over a million copies Europe-wide.
Harvest Moon: A New Beginning is the first, all-new Harvest Moon, developed specifically for Nintendo 3DS. The most feature-packed of any instalment in the series so far, it brings more freedom, choice and more customisation to the player's idyllic farm life than ever before.
"Harvest Moon is one of gaming's best-loved and most enduring franchises," said Harry Holmwood, CEO of Marvelous AQL Europe. "We're very pleased to be working alongside Zen United to help bring Harvest Moon to a wider audience and ensure its continued success."
"We're very proud to be working on such a great series," said Geraint Evans, Director at Zen United. "And A New Beginning is undoubtedly one of the best in the series so far - we're hugely excited to be involved in the future of Harvest Moon."
Please look forward to more Harvest Moon announcements in the coming months.
Harvest Moon: A New beginning is scheduled for release in Q3 2013
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About Marvelous AQL
Marvelous AQL, Inc. (Public, TYO:7844) is a leading publisher and developer of console, social and mobile games, known for titles such as No More Heroes, Harvest Moon and Little King's Story. The company was created as a result of a 2011 merger between publishers Marvelous Entertainment, AQ Interactive and mobile/ social developer Liveware.
With over 400 employees, 10.5B¥ revenue in 2011, and offices in Japan, Europe and the United States, Marvelous AQL is now actively seeking developing and publishing partners for the next generation of online and mobile games.
About Zen United
Zen United is a consortium of Japanese and Asian game developers targeting European Markets. Zen United provide international business development and 'culturisation' (localisation + naturalisation) services to independent, high quality, long-standing studios to establish foundations for European business and a pipeline to collect feedback from European markets.
Nintendo 3DS is a trademark of Nintendo. © 2011 Nintendo.
- Key specs
- Game format Downloadable, Cartridge
- Screen size 3.53 inches
- Online features Multiplayer, Store, Browser
- Direction control D-pad, Thumb stick (1)
- Motion controls Accelerometer, Camera / optical
- Dimensions 0.8 x 5.3 x 2.9 in
- Weight 8 oz
- Released 2011-03-27