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MarvelousAQL began streaming a promotional video for the Bokujō Monogatari: Tsunagaru Shin Tenchi (Ranch Story: Connecting New Worlds) 3DS video game on Sunday. The video previews the character customization, as well as basic farming, harvesting, and ranching gameplay. Players can raise cows, sheep, and chickens, and dogs, cats, deer, alpacas, and Angora rabbits also appear in the game. The video also introduces the new "safari" ability that allows players to take care of various types of animals.
The October 24 issue of Enterbrain's Weekly Famitsu magazine revealed that the newest entry in Marvelous AQL's Bokujō Monogatari (Harvest Moon) farming simulation video games will be released on February 27 for the Nintendo 3DS portable console in Japan. The new game will retail in Japanese stores for the price of 4,800 yen (about US$46). First editions will also include an Angora rabbit strap.
Players will be able to play as either a female or male character, and new villager characters include a girl named Lilie and a woman named Veronica. Fieldwork has been improved to make the process simpler, but the basic mechanics remain the same as in the previous games. In addition, as the story progresses, players will be able to take care of various animals by going on a “safari,” and will be able to trade their produce and other products with other countries using the Trading Post.
As players' popularity increases, their products can be shipped to more countries using the Trading Post. In the safari, players able to interact with wild animals, and the game has approximately two times more animal varieties than the previous 3DS game. It is also possible for players to play a mini-game that allows them to play in the river and catch fish.
The previous game in the franchise, Bokujō Monogatari: Hajimari no Daichi (Ranch Story: The Great Earth of Beginnings), shipped in Japan in February 2012 for the Nintendo 3DS, and Natsume released the game in North America and Europe under the title Harvest Moon: A New Beginning later that year.