Marvelous Entertainment and developer Marucome have two followups to their recent Harvest Moon simulations in the works, Famitsu Weekly reports this week. Two more games in the popular farming sim series are due for Game Boy Advance and GameCube in Japan in the coming months, presenting familiar gameplay from a somewhat different perspective.
Due out for GBA on December 12 in Japan is Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town For Girl, a somewhat clumsy title for a long-overdue idea. Instead of the male protagonist who's appeared in every other Harvest Moon to date, players control a young girl who inherits her own farm. The distaff edition is to feature gameplay similar to the original -- you can still court and marry other villagers, for instance, they just happen to be guys this time.
The new version of the GBA Mineral Town will be able to connect with a similar "For Girl" version of Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life for the GameCube. It's scheduled for release in Japan next summer.
We'll have more on what changes and additions Marucome may have for both games when they make their debut on the web. Meanwhile, American gamers can look forward to the imminent release of Mineral Town from Natsume next week.