According to the latest issue of Japanese Famitsu, the remake of the 2003 RPG will be released on October 17, 2019 in Japan and will also feature content included in follow-up, More Friends of Mineral Town.
The first details of the remake will be revealed in Famitsu’s forthcoming print edition, however the first screenshots can be seen on this page.
Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town was the first Harvest Moon game released for the Game Boy Advance system. The game itself is essentially a remake of 1999 PlayStation instalment Harvest Moon: Back to Nature
It features a familiar premise to previous Harvest Moon games, with players tasked with building a successful farm with healthy crops and livestock.
The game received favourable reviews from critics at the time. GamesTM magazine called Friends of Mineral Town “an absorbingly deep and enjoyable game.” Computer and Video Games said “the game is so diverse that it’d take months, maybe years, to see everything.”
Due to a trademark complication with its localisation company, Harvest Moon was rebranded Story of Seasons with its 2015 3DS instalment.