Although both Bokujou Monogatari (Pastureland Story, aka Harvest Moon in the US) games had been announced at this year's E3, neither had been officially announced in Japan. It is now done, as both are scheduled for this winter in Japan. Bokujou Monogatari: Wonderful Life for GC will feature over 40 characters ; as for the GBA game, its title is Bokujou Monogatari: Mineral Town no nakamatachi (The Companions of Mineral Town). Both games should share some connectivity, as the Forbidden Valley (where Wonderful Life takes place) is neighboring Mineral Town. New events and conversations can be unlocked by connecting the two games.
In other Harvest Moon related news, Bokujou Monogatari 3: Heart ni Hi o tsukete (Lighting a Fire In Your Heart), aka Harvest Moon Save The Homeland, will join Sony's PS2 Best lineup and re-release for 2800 yen on October 17th.