Go home, where the heart is…and run a shop.
Okay, maybe it’s not that simple, but when you have a game from the “father of Harvest Moon” Yasuhiro Wada and Natsume, with no right or wrong decisions, it’s hard to not to appreciate it.
With that in mind, Hometown Story sees you, the protagonist, returning to your hometown for your grandmother’s funeral. Then you inherit a shop and must go about renovating it to take it out of obscurity. The story itself involves various interactions with the denizens of the town, including a good number of supernatural sprites and spirits.
It also appears that relationships will become a key part of the story, similar to Harvest Moon where you could date and eventually marry the ideal partner.
Overall, Hometown Story looks interesting and should appeal to fans of games like the recent Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Stay tuned for more details at E3, and look forward to its release on the Nintendo 3DS later this year.