The long running farming series, Harvest Moon, is getting two more entries from Natsume, Harvest Moon: Animal Parade for Wii and Harvest Moon: Sunshine Islands for DS. Animal Parade hits shelves this fall with the strange premise of a divine tree in the Harvest Goddess' pond being weakened. Subsequently animals start to leave the land, with five bells losing their power, and in all likelihood, farming ensues, with the addition of caring for exotic animals like penguins, pandas and monkeys.
The second title, Harvest Moon: Sunshine Islands, centers around raising sunken islands by finding magical Sun Stones, and more farming ensues.
Hiro Maekawa, President and CEO of Natsume spoke of the new titles,
Harvest Moon: Animal Parade and Harvest Moon: Sunshine Islands continue our beloved Harvest Moon franchise with wonderful new storylines, plenty of activities, and exciting new features. Each game introduces intriguing new characters and exciting new features, such as the ability to share your photos over WiiConnect24 in Harvest Moon: Animal Parade.
Harvest Moon: Sunshine lands on DS later this summer. Look for games coverage from E3 right here at Gaming Union.