New Harvest Moon announced for DS, 3DS

The Tale of Two Towns due this summer.

Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns, the latest entry in Marvelous Entertainment's long-running farming franchise, is heading West.

According to publisher Natsume, the game will launch in the US simultaneously on DS and 3DS this summer.

A spokesperson confirmed to Eurogamer that the game will also come to Europe, though not through Natsume. Rising Star has traditionally handled the series on these shores, though its involvement hasn't been confirmed yet.

As an aspiring farmer, you'll have to choose from one of two feuding villages in which to ply your trade: Eastern-themed Konohana or European-themed Bluebell.

In traditional franchise fashion, you'll then have to build yourself a home, tend to your crops, make some friends and hopefully figure out how to heal the rift between the two settlements.

"We wanted to ensure that all of our loyal Harvest Moon fans would have a chance to play this game," said Natsume boss Hiro Maekawa of the decision to launch on Nintendo handhelds past and present.

"No matter which version they pick up, they're sure to love the great new cast of characters, the fun festivals, and the exciting new gameplay mechanics."

The last game in the series, Harvest Moon: Hero of Leaf Valley, took root on PSP back in November last year.

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