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The Winds of Anthos is the next Harvest Moon game, first look

Posted on April 6, 2023 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

Harvest Moon The Winds of Anthos

Original (3/15): Natsume announced Harvest Moon: The Winds of Anthos at the very end of last year with almost no information, but has now followed up with proper details and screenshots. The game is set to launch later in 2023.

Here’s what’s been shared thus far:

The land players will explore is known as Anthos, and is home to the Harvest Sprites, spirits that protect people and nature, as well as the goddess of nature known as the Harvest Goddess. However, about 10 years ago, an unprecedented eruption in Anthos’s volcanic region forced the Harvest Goddess and her Harvest Sprites to use all their powers to protect the people. The people were saved, but the eruption left the villages cut off from each other…

Believing that the separated villages and people would one day be reconnected, the Harvest Goddess sent a bottle into the ocean with a letter and a magic key, then fell into a deep sleep…

Key Features

  • Discover five unique towns with their own seasons, terrain, and villagers! Explore the world of Anthos while searching for Harvest Wisps, wild animals, mines and more!
  • Care for livestock such as cows, sheep, chickens, and more, and earn bonuses on your farm for keeping a variety of animals!
  • Woo five different bachelors and five different bachelorettes! Marry whoever your heart desires!
    Keep pets such as cats, dogs, parakeets, wolves, and more!
  • Doc Jr. is back with a new and improved Expando-Farm that lets you easily move your farm around the land of Anthos!
  • Cook multiple dishes in your kitchen at the same time!

Natsume president and CEO Hiro Maekawa said today: “The 25th anniversary of Harvest Moon would not be complete without Harvest Moon: The Winds of Anthos. This new installment is the culmination of over 30 games! Harvest Moon: The Winds of Anthos includes beloved characters, like the Harvest Sprites and Harvest Goddess, and familiar goals like farming and caring for animals but also takes the player in new directions as they explore a new world. Every part of this new title has been shaped by our company mission – Make Everyone Happy!”

Have a look at the first screenshots from the game below.

The title will launch later this year. We technically don’t have confirmation that it’s coming to Switch, but that seems like a formality given the series’ history on the platform.

Source: Natsume PR

Update (4/6): Natsume has now followed up by confirming launch platforms. Unsurprisingly, the game will be on Switch at release.

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