Natsume and Rising Star Games announce Harvest Moon: One World for release on Nintendo Switch later this year.
With the success of Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Stardew Valley, we wouldn’t be too confident in bringing a new lifestyle and farming simulation to Nintendo Switch.
Nonetheless, the Harvest Moon franchise still has some value, despite its troubled history. The Switch is already home to Harvest Moon: Light of Hope and spin-off Harvest Moon: Mad Dash. These will be joined by Harvest Moon: One World later this year. The game will be published by Natsume in the Americas and Rising Star Games in Europe. Nintendo will also handle European distribution.
The PR pitch for the game promises an entire world to explore and restore, with new and familiar faces along for the journey. A brand new game engine is in place for this ambitious new take on the series.
Hiro Maekawa, president and CEO of Natsume, says about the game:
“Harvest Moon: One World features a brand-new way of exploring Harvest Moon that seasoned players and new generations will both enjoy. 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.”
Brjann Sigurgeirsson of Thunderful Publishing and Rising Star Games adds.
“Rising Star Games has been partnering with Natsume for nearly two decades. Harvest Moon is the very series that started the farming genre, always innovating and bringing fresh ideas whilst attracting new players. With the invaluable support of Nintendo Europe we will continue to carry the torch of this successful series into 2020 and beyond for Pan-European regions with the release of Harvest Moon: One World for Nintendo Switch.”
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