You'll still be able to play as either a boy or a girl and you'll have the opportunity to create your own shop from various types of stores including: Juice Shops, Ice Cream Parlors, and even Easter Egg shops. You'll be able to customize the interior and exterior of your store and even snap photos of it to share with other Wii owners via the online function of the Wii.
You'll operate your store by creating items using various mini games. So if a customer comes into your juice shop and places a specific order, you'll then play a mini-game that will allow you the chance to create the specified item for your customer. If you're successful, you'll please your customers and they'll likely return to your shop in the future. Your store will even be frequented by past Harvest Moon characters.
Harvest Moon Series: Ranch Store will hit the WiiWare service in Japan on April 28th for 1500 Wii Points, but there's been no official announcement of the game seeing a release outside of Japan at this time.
We'll keep you posted on any new developments on Harvest Moon Series: Ranch Store, as well as a full review if/when the game hits the WiiWare service in the US or Europe.