Planting crops, raising livestock, forming friendships and possibly even a romance or two; itís all in a dayís work for any title in the Harvest Moon series. Now, the spiritual successor to the much-loved life-simulator is set to hit the Nintendo 3DS later this year, itís coming from XSEED Games, and itís called Story of Seasons.
Is there such a thing as too many Harvest Moon games? According to Natsume, most certainly not. There's another Harvest Moon in the works for the Nintendo DS as seen on Natsume's E3 2010 games line-up.
Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility looks to take the evolutionary step that some fans have been waiting for since the original on the SNES. Wii-mote controlled farming, more choices for getting married, and more interaction with the townsfolk are just a few of the things present in Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility.
Two more titles are hitting Nintendoís Virtual Console, and at least thereís something to interest a few people. Harvest Moon for the SNES is the first in the now hugely popular series, and Lords of Thunder for the TurboGrafx-16 has players mindlessly shooting things. Both games have their merits; it just depends on whether you feel like tending the fields or shooting enemies with ďheavy metalĒ playing loudly in your face.