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Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town is being remade for the Nintendo Switch. The game was originally released on the Game Boy Advance in 2003. It will be released in Japan on October 17. No word yet on an international release. Marvelous Entertainment’s Harvest Moon games are now localized as Story of Seasons. [Update: XSeed Games is releasing the game in the US.]


Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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As much as I loved Friends of Mineral Town, I only have time to devote myself to one game like this and Stardew has taken the crown that Harvest Moon once wore. Plus Stardew is working on a new content patch now so there will be more to do in the future.