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Video: Watch The Chickens Come Home To Roost In The New 3DS Harvest Moon

Posted by Kerry Brunskill

It's going to be moo-velous

Due out in Japan on the 27th of February 2014, Bokujou Monogatari: Tsunagaru Shin Tenchi (roughly: Harvest Moon: Connect to the New World") will be the latest entry in the evergreen farming series and the third outing on 3DS.

The theme of the game is "connectedness", interacting with other farmers online and via local play. From the looks of the video below, multiple gamers can all join together in the same town, helping out with the vegetable picking as well as doing less useful tasks such as commenting on each others outfits.

Eagle-eyed viewers may spot a distinctly Mario-like mushroom at the end of the video below — apparently Fire Flowers and Super Stars are also hidden away in there too, only turning up if certain mysterious conditions are met. Have a look and let us know what you think of the footage by posting a comment.

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User Comments (23)



Warruz said:

This is one of the most calming video game previews ever. Breath In Breath out



Rezalack said:

Looks.. different. Always enjoyed the Harvest Moon series, so I'm definitely interested. It's nice to see that they are taking a new approach with multiplayer. Seems like there are a ton of animals, too. Maybe you'll be running a Zoo? o_O



Blast said:

Its funny how Marvelous AQL needs to take some tips from Gamefreak and Gamefreak needs to take some trips from Marvelous AQL. Pokemon X Harvest Moon sounds like a amazing crossover to me....



Rezalack said:

@Blastoise-san I was thinking that when I was playing Pokemon Y and growing the berries. It would be cool to see a Pokemon game in a different light, not just them fighting. Different pokemon helping you with different things around the farm. Pokemon that could actually come to cause destruction that you can catch. Have squirtles out water crops while bulbasaurs plant them.

Not sure if you've played it but it could have elements like the game "Viva Pinata" yeah.. it sounds like a horrible game, but if you like pokemon and farm-type games.. it's actually really good. A Pokemon game like that would probably be really popular with some more in-depths gameplay like mentioned above.

Damnit, make this happen gaming gods.



KeeperBvK said:

"Due out in Japan on the 27th of February 2014, Bokujou Monogatari: Tsunagari Shin Tenchi (roughly: Harvest Moon: Connect to the New World") will be the latest entry in the evergreen farming series and the third outing on 3DS."

The Japanese title in the trailer and the picture up there reads "tsunagaru" instead of "tsunagari", though.



Blast said:

@Spuratis Agreed. I really wanna see Pokemon behave in cool ways in future Pokemon games. A Pokemon hospital ran by Pokemon yet they want you to do errands for them? That sounds awesome to me!!!!



undomiel said:

I'm really excited for this one, it looks like a great improvement on A New Beginning.



GuardianKing said:

As strange as this sounds, I wish Harvest Moon would take some cues from the Rune Factory series, especially in the character department (the cast of RF4 gradually grow a spell over time, which I think is a really nice detail).



edhe said:

We have two Harvest Moon games on the 3DS already, and both of them (in the UK at least) were released within 3 months of each other.

I do plan to buy one sooner or later, but they just can't stop announcing new ones.



AVahne said:

All I want to know is whether or not the framerate is still as big a mess as it was in ANB.



GuardianKing said:

@AVahne All I want to know is if the animations and textures (don't even get me started on the grass...) are going to be as insultingly bad as they were in ANB...



DarkKirby said:


I'm all in for a Pokemon game with farming and dating.

I hope the game has good characters, because that's what Harvest Moon games have always been about for me.



business-scrub said:

This looks pretty good and looks like it might get back to the roots of Harvest Moon (less customization, more farming) but what's with the hate for ANB? Personally, I thought it was the best handheld HM so far.



Magikarp3 said:

I'm a bit of a miser to be honest. I haven't used the online sharing function in HM:ANB a single time, instead I prefer to climb my way up the ladders with pure grit and hard work. This does have the side effect of being dirt poor and a laughing stock at each crop festival for the first 5 or so years, but it's worth it for the eventual glory!!

So yeah, might skip on this one if it's all about the connectedness. Although I'll still see what kind of people the bachelorettes are like - I didn't like the cast from ANB too much, although perhaps it's because I had to build all their houses for them and half of them didn't even say thanks



SphericalCrusher said:

Looks fun! I've been a huge fan of Harvest Moon since SNES days, so we'll see how this one plays when I get it.



gage_wolf said:

Man I used to love me some Harvest Moon on Snes. That brilliant dog sprite is etched in my mind. I gotta say I'm not in love with the art style / graphics in this game. The charming super-deformed characters of yesteryear have been replaced with a taller, slimmer generic anime character template that is pretty bland. And man, the environments and animals look purty uninteresting (especially compared to Animal Crossing New Leaf). Progress can be strange.



edhe said:

@ledreppe My mistake. I could have sworn when I was looking back and forth between the game pages that they were both released in 2013.

But still, 3 3DS games already - and assuming it's released in the west, 3 3DS games in 3 years is a little excessive in my opinion.



64supermario said:

@edhe Yearly releases aren't new, but yeah I find them a little annoying as well. It would have been cool if it was a Wii U title since that platform has no Harvest Moon games.

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