“For smart devices, we plan to release the game application
Fire Emblem Heroes on February 2. We will also follow last December’s
release of Super Mario Run for iOS with an Android version in March. To
accommodate the releases and operation of these applications, we have
revised the release schedule for Animal Crossing, which we had
originally planned to release during this period. This title will be
released during the next fiscal year.” -Nintendo
Nintendo’s next fiscal year begins on April 1, 2017.
HARVEST MOON: SEEDS OF MEMORIES DEVELOPER DIARY #4!
Harvest Moon fans! It’s Taka again! I’m the producer of Harvest Moon: Seeds of
Memories, here to talk to you about the upcoming game. Lately, I have seen a
lot of people wondering what the iOS version is going to be like, and if it
will actually be a “full” Harvest Moon experience. So, with this Dev
Diary I wanted to address those questions!
It has always been our
goal to release a full Harvest Moon game for smartphones. That is to say,
something that you might find on a console, with all the bells and whistles
fans have come to expect and want in a Harvest Moon title. Harvest Moon: Seeds
of Memories for iOS and Android is just that game: a single-player
experience that requires no online connection after the game has been installed
on your favorite phone or tablet!
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!
We are truly excited to be
bringing a true Harvest Moon experience to a whole new group of players! 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.
So for now, please enjoy
these first screens of the iOS version of the game, and please be sure to check
back for another Developer Diary coming soon!