Originally published at: 'Harvest Moon: The Winds of Anthos' Comes to Xbox Consoles Later this Year - XboxEra
Per Natsume PR, Natsume Inc. has announced that the entry in its farming and life simulation series ‘Harvest Moon: The Winds of Anthos’ will be coming to Xbox consoles when it launches later this year. Featuring a fairly unique third-person camera perspective, The Winds of Anthos will let you care for your animals and befriend pets, grow foodstuffs and collect seeds, and mingle with the villagers—Harvest Moon-style.
Have a gander at the game’s screenshots and press release statement (PDF) below.
Harvest Moon: The Winds of Anthos Is Coming to Switch, PlayStation, Xbox, and PC!
New Screenshots Show Providence Village of Anthos
Burlingame, CA., April 6, 2023 – Natsume Inc., a worldwide developer and publisher
of family-oriented video games, today announced Harvest Moon: The Winds of
Anthos, the latest installment in the beloved Harvest Moon franchise, is launching on
Nintendo Switch, Sony PlayStation 5, Sony PlayStation 4, Microsoft Xbox Series X,
Microsoft Xbox One and PC (Steam) later this year.
Players will be able to find and care for a variety of animals, including traditional farm
animals like cows, chickens, sheep, and horses, but will also be able to befriend pets
like parakeets, owls, and rabbits, as well as wolves and Bengal tigers! Players can also
ride their horse (or other mounts) to travel around Anthos!
It’s essential to grow variety of crops like corn, giant squash, and pineapples, as well as
beautiful flowers including hibiscus and tulips to run a successful farm! Players will need
to collect seeds from around the world with the help of the Harvest Wisps to grow both
regular and rare crops.
Meet a variety of interesting characters, like Westley, who helps lead Providence Village
alongside his adventurous younger sister, Vivi! Many of the people who were caught
outside of their own villages during the eruption ended up seeking refuge in Providence
Village, so it’s become something of a multicultural hub since then.
“We are very excited to show players more of the expansive world of Anthos, starting
with Providence Village!” said Hiro Maekawa, President and CEO of Natsume. “We’re
sure our fans are looking forward to exploring every inch of it as we continue to reveal
the people, animals and crops in this new world!”
The land players will explore is known as Anthos, and is home to the Harvest Sprites,
spirits that protect people and nature, as well as the goddess of nature known as the
Harvest Goddess. However, about 10 years ago, an unprecedented eruption in Anthos’s
volcanic region forced the Harvest Goddess and her Harvest Sprites to use all their
powers to protect the people. The people were saved, but the eruption left the villages
cut off from each other…
Believing that the separated villages and people would one day be reconnected, the
Harvest Goddess sent a bottle into the ocean with a letter and a magic key, then fell into
a deep sleep…