Back in June, Natsume announced that the next installment of their popular Harvest Moon series would be released on PC, Wii U, Android, and iOS sometime this year. But as the year wound down that started looking less and less likely, and on Tuesday a rep confirmed on Twitter that the Wii U version wouldn’t be out until next year, arriving sometime after the mobile versions are released:
@strawbecky_81 After the mobile versions, in 2016.
— Natsume Inc. (@Natsume_Inc) December 1, 2015
So, what of the mobile versions? Well, the parent tweet of the announcement linked to a Tumblr developer diary that addressed exactly that, which says that “It looks like the iOS version will be releasing first, with a tentative release date in late December or early January, while the Android release will follow about 2 months later.”
The developer diary also includes a few screenshots and confirms that the mobile versions “requires no online connection after the game has been installed” and will include “all the bells and whistles fans have come to expect and want in a Harvest Moon”:
As I have mentioned in past Developer Diaries, Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories will include farming, foraging, fishing, mining, cooking, and relationships that are the pillars of the series. The ability for the player to control simple tasks that are rewarding and satisfying, while at the same time feeling that they are living in an open world where each decision is their own is something we want to emphasize. We also want to make sure that wooing your favorite bachelor or bachelorette is done in a fun and engrossing way. And all of this will be in the smartphone versions of the game!
So, would you rather get Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories on mobile, PC, or Wii U? Let us know in the comments!