North America has already had one Harvest Moon game on 3DS — Harvest Moon 3D: The Tale of Two Towns — but that was really a slightly different version of the DS original rather than a just-for-3DS deal. The console's first original entry in the series is Harvest Moon: First Earth, or Bokujou Monogatari: Hajimari no Daichi in Japanese, and we have a set of videos to show off.
The game's theme seems to be customisation: not only can you decide your farmer's appearance, you can change the layout of your farm by picking items up and putting them down where you choose. The video below shows an extreme example, as the farmer picks up the entire farm and puts it down in a new place.
We'll keep you posted on a possible western release.