We love to laugh at Animal Crossing or Harvest Moon, but I can’t lie. I used to love Harvest Moon on original SNES. I seduced two women in town, causing my original wife to be less than impressed with me. I raised cows and tilled my land and had all kinds of adventures, and now PC and Wii U gamers can experience that same strangely zen-like fun.
Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories will be coming out in Northern Hemisphere winter (so our summer) on Wii U, PC and mobile platforms. According to the press release that I’ll copy and paste here, President and CEO of Natsume Inc Hiro Maekawa explained:
From the farm to the town, we wanted Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories to evoke the feeling of a classic Harvest Moon game with modern twists! We’re also excited to finally bring the Harvest Moon series to the Nintendo Wii U, PC, and mobile platforms, where fans have definitely told us they want to see the series.
Inspired by old-school gameplay of the original games, Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories will play on gamers’ nostalgia.
Tasked with the job of revitalizing a farm, players will need to befriend the villagers in town to unlock the titular “Seeds of Memories”! Seeds can be unlocked in many ways, such as giving a villager their favorite item, catching a giant fish, or by raising their first cow. Players will need to be up to the challenge of collecting all of the Seeds of Memories!
Old favorites return in the animal department with cows, sheep, and chickens, along with a horse to ride, and a dog to keep as a pet! Farmers will also have a new pet to take care of, but it isn’t what they’d expect… It’s a bobcat! The bobcat starts out wild, but as players befriend the animal, can they convince the bobcat to become their loyal friend?
Players can even take part in cooking competitions (always my favourite) and find love among one of ten marriage candidates, five male and five female. It’s cool to see the franchise coming to other platforms, especially those its never come to before. PC gamers beware, Harvest Moon looks like some silly farming game but it is intensely addictive.
Last Updated: June 3, 2015