Japan Import: More about Harvest Moon: Twin Villages

August 11, 2010 - 2:00 am No Comments

Japan Import: More about Harvest Moon: Twin Villages

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Harvest Moon: Twin VillagesAfter a few delays, Harvest Moon: Twin Villages (Bokujou Monogatari: Futago no Mura) was finally released for the DS in Japan on July 9, 2010. This means that now we know exactly how the new game, which pressures players into picking one of two rival villages to live in, works. We also learn that the village rivalry isn’t too serious.

Once you’ve created a male or female avatar, you are tasked with choosing a village to live in, Bluebell or Konohana. People in Bluebell focus on raising animals, while people in Konohana focus on raising crops. The real choice is what environment you prefer, as you can still grow crops in Bluebell and raise animals in Konohana. You can even visit the opposing village in your spare time, or change allegiances and move to the opposing village each season.

There are also a few other neat little additions to Harvest Moon: Twin Villages. For example, there are a lot more wardrobe options for your characters, to make them stand out. Pierre the gourmet from Harvest Moon: Sunshine Islands and Harvest Moon: Island of Happiness also makes a cameo appearance as the judge for the Cooking Festivals. Twin Villages also introduces an irrigation system to the game, village-specific festivals, an owl as a pet and a Wi-Fi system where you can maintain a plot of land near the Harvest Goddess’ pond with friends. Oh, and you can raise alpacas now.

There’s no word on a US release yet, but I don’t think Natsume will let us down. Harvest Moon: Grand Bazaar comes out in North America in two weeks on August 24, 2010. We’ll probably hear something about a Harvest Moon: Twin Villages localization a month or two after that.

Read [Famitsu (Japanese)] Also Read [Gamertell] Site [Bokujou Monogatari: Futago no Mura (Japanese)]

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