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Harvest Moon: The Winds of Anthos Launches September 26th; Preorders Now Available

Screenshot of Harvest Moon: The Winds of Anthos

Developer and publisher Natsume has revealed that Harvest Moon: The Winds of Anthos will be launching on September 26th for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4/5, Xbox Series X|S and PC via Steam. They have also announced that preorders are available now for the physical editions of the game at various retailers.

Those who preorder the physical edition of Harvest Moon: The Winds of Anthos on Amazon, Gamestop, and Natsume’s website will be receiving a preorder bonus: the Harvest Moon 25th Anniversary Sleepytime Cow Plush.

Natsume has also revealed that it is collaborating with NIS America to create a limited edition of Harvest Moon: The Winds of Anthos that will include a copy of the game, the aforementioned Cow Plush, a one-disc soundtrack, and a set of six animal lapel pins all packaged neatly in NISA’s usual collector’s boxes!

Screenshot of Harvest Moon: The Winds of Anthos

Please see below for Natsume’s overview of the game:

The land of Anthos was a peaceful and harmonious land watched over by the Harvest Goddess and the Harvest Sprites, who protected the inhabitants of Anthos from natural disasters such as storms, earthquakes, and the like.

However, one day many years ago, Anthos experienced a severe volcanic eruption that threatened life on Anthos itself, and the Harvest Goddess and Harvest Sprites had to use all of their remaining power to keep the people and animals of Anthos safe. This left the different villages across the land blocked off from each other. Some unfortunate souls even got trapped outside their villages, and were unable to return…

Believing that the separated villages and people would one day be reconnected, the Harvest Goddess sent out a bottle with a letter and a magic key, then fell into a deep sleep…

Now, 10 years later, you have found the SOS the Harvest Goddess sent to the world in the form of a message in a bottle! With the help of your wacky inventor friend Doc Jr. and many others, it’ll be up to you to revive the Harvest Goddess and the Harvest Sprites, as well as reconnect all of the villages of Anthos with each other!

Farm all around Anthos using Doc’s new and improved Expando-Farm! Easily move from place to place and farm everywhere from snowy mountains to beautiful beaches!

• Keep and raise different kinds of cows, chickens, and sheep in your barn! Find even more exotic animals to keep out in the wild of Anthos!
• Woo 5 different bachelors and 5 different bachelorettes! Marry whoever your heart desires!
• Keep unique pets like wolves and exotic animals such as ferrets!
• Collect seeds from Harvest Wisps hidden all over Anthos! Some of the rare ones only come out at certain times, so keep an eye out for them!
• Explore the wide world of Anthos on foot or on mount! Unique and unusual mounts are available as well!
• Fast travel around the world using the Harvest Goddess’s Warp Statues!
• Take pictures, selfies, and more!

It’s nice to see Natsume doing its best to continue the legacy of the Harvest Moon name for its loyal fans! Cow plushies are always a great incentive to preorder a game, that’s for certain.

Please stay tuned to RPGFan for continued Harvest Moon: The Winds of Anthos farming sim coverage!

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Alvin Lim

Alvin Lim

Alvin was a news editor who is desperately trying to ween himself off mobile games so he has more time to play console games again. If he's not clicking on Granblue Fantasy, he's either adding more RPGs to his massive backlog, or is taking over 100 hours on a single game in it. When not gaming, he is hanging out, traveling, or cooking with his partner.

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