Harvest Moon: The Winds of Anthos Gets September Release Date

Natsume has announced the release date for Harvest Moon: The Winds of Anthos, along with opening up pre-orders that include an adorable plushie.

Mark your calendars farmers, as we finally have a release date for the new Harvest Moon game, The Winds of Anthos. The title will launch on September 26th with pre-orders live now! I know pre-ordering isn’t always the way to go, but this time around, you can get a cool physical reward for doing so from Amazon or Gamestop: a Harvest Moon 25th Anniversary Sleepytime Cow Plush!

“We are excited to announce the September launch for Harvest Moon: The Winds of Anthos and to reveal the pre-order and Limited Edition details for the game,” said Hiro Maekawa, President and CEO of Natsume. “Fans are sure to enjoy all of the fun items that are included in the new Harvest Moon game when they get their hands on it this September!”


The land of Anthos was a peaceful and harmonious land watched over by the Harvest Goddess and the Harvest Sprites, who protected the inhabitants of Anthos from natural disasters such as storms, earthquakes, and the like.


However, one day many years ago, Anthos experienced a severe volcanic eruption that threatened life on Anthos itself, and the Harvest Goddess and Harvest Sprites had to use all of their remaining power to keep the people and animals of Anthos safe. This left the different villages across the land blocked off from each other. Some unfortunate souls even got trapped outside their villages, and were unable to return…


Believing that the separated villages and people would one day be reconnected, the Harvest Goddess sent out a bottle with a letter and a magic key, then fell into a deep sleep…


Now, 10 years later, you have found the SOS the Harvest Goddess sent to the world in the form of a message in a bottle! With the help of your wacky inventor friend Doc Jr. and many others, it’ll be up to you to revive the Harvest Goddess and the Harvest Sprites, as well as reconnect all of the villages of Anthos with each other!

Harvest Moon: The Winds of Anthos hits Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4|5, Xbox consoles, and PCs on September 26, 2023.

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