Villagers in Harvest Moon: The Winds of Anthos
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Harvest Moon: The Winds of Anthos Trailer Reveals Release Date, Gameplay

The Winds of Anthos is set to deliver a brand-new Harvest Moon experience this September.

Natsume Inc. has finally released an official trailer for Harvest Moon: The Winds of Anthos, now confirmed to launch later this summer. The trailer showcases just over two minutes of footage, revealing a handful of gameplay elements franchise fans have come to love. It also shows several new features sure to please even longtime players. This includes tried and true staples like farming, romance, and homemaking, with the addition of new bachelors and bachelorettes, exotic animals, and more.

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Harvest Moon: The Winds of Anthos Release Date

Harvest Moon: The Winds of Anthos will release on September 23 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch.

New Bachelors and Bachelorettes in Harvest Moon: The Winds of Anthos

Romance options in Harvest Moon: The Winds of Anthos
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One of the most beloved aspects of Harvest Moon titles is the myriad romance options available, and The Winds of Anthos will deliver a new set of potential suitors for us to romance. We haven’t yet received any details about the title’s newly introduced love interests, but The Winds of Anthos will offer up five new bachelors and five new bachelorettes, providing hopeful players with plenty of options in their romantic pursuits.

Exotic Pets in Harvest Moon: The Winds of Anthos

Exotic pets in Harvest Moon: The Winds of Anthos
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In addition to traditional farm animals to bond with and care for, The Winds of Anthos will give you the opportunity to take in exotic animals as pets. We caught a glimpse of several of these animals in the new trailer for the game, including camels, Asian black bears, reindeer, and what appear to be large lizards. While they weren’t featured in the footage, it’s also been confirmed that you’ll encounter wolves and Bengal tigers in the upcoming Harvest Moon entry.

Mini Games in Harvest Moon: The Winds of Anthos

Mini games in Harvest Moon: The Winds of Anthos
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As you settle into your new home in Providence Village, you’ll be able to partake in various events and festivals, including mini-games like agility trials and races for pets such as dogs and horses. In the trailer for The Winds of Anthos, we got our first look at these events, which range from concerts to luaus.

Camera Feature in Harvest Moon: The Winds of Anthos

Camera feature in Harvest Moon: The Winds of Anthos
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Like Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life, The Winds of Anthos will feature a camera function to photograph memorable moments in the game. This will also feature a selfie mode, allowing you to get in on the fun and revisit your favorite photos later.

The launch of the trailer for The Winds of Anthos follows shortly after the release of Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life, a remake of the beloved 2004 Harvest Moon title. The recent release has rightfully earned the approval of fans, both new and old, backing the upcoming installment with greater excitement.

While Story of Seasons has successfully breathed new life into the series, The Winds of Anthos is primed to offer even more of the simple life elements that have kept players hooked. It will also have some fresh new features to set the entry apart from its predecessors. Let’s get into the details.

We have all this and more to look forward to when The Winds of Anthos launches this summer on September 23. Until then, fans of the franchise can dive into the nostalgia-packed remake, Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life, to experience the best of what the series has to offer.


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Olivia Rolls earned her degree in English from the College of Central Florida in 2021 and began her career as a freelance writer at Screen Rant the following year. She currently directs her creative efforts toward offering tips and insight on a wide variety of game titles at GameSkinny and BGFG, a passion she's held close to her heart since adventuring alongside Chikorita in Pokémon Crystal as a child. Olivia's all-time favorite franchises are Pokémon and Animal Crossing, but she's generally fond of fantasy RPGs and cozy games of all kinds. She's also a budding animanga enthusiast, her personal big three being Jujutsu Kaisen, Fruits Basket, and InuYasha.