The latest installment in the long running franchise, One World will introduce a number of new elements. In addition to an altered visual style, the game will allow players to travel a world in which produce is more of a rarity while also working on their farms. Locations players will travel to include Halo Halo and Salmiakki.
In the announcement, Natsume president Hiro Maekawa said, “Harvest Moon: One World features a brand-new way of exploring Harvest Moon that seasoned players and new generations will both enjoy. Over the decades, 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.”
While Natsume distributed 1996’s original Harvest Moon game, the company’s split with Marvelous resulted in a competing Story of Seasons franchise, which utilizes many of the same mechanics. The most recent mainline game under the Harvest Moon brand was Light of Hope, which released in 2017. The Switch version of that game holds a 62 on Metacritic.
Harvest Moon: One World will be released on Nintendo Switch in fall 2020.
Natsume will release Harvest Moon: One World in fall of this year. The game will introduce some major changes to the franchise.