The spiritual successor to Harvest Moon is coming soon.
Yasuhiro Wada’s Hometown Story finally has a fixed release date. The newest game from the Harvest Moon creator, slated to release on the Nintendo 3DS, will be arriving on October 31st in North America and in Q1 2014 for Europe.
Much like Harvest Moon, Hometown Story will see you working to build up a new life, only this time it will be a shop you inherit from your recently deceased grandmother. You’ll need to stock the shop, expand on its size and make contacts, with the initial town’s population going from 10 individuals to 30, each with their own preferences. That number can expand to more than 100 depending on the actions of the player through the story.
Hometown Story is developed by ToyBox Inc. and will be published by Natsume in North America and Rising Star Games in Europe. A release date for Japan is to be announced and the game will also be arriving on iOS next year.