In a statement released on Wednesday Hiro Maekawa, CEO of the game’s developer and US publisher Natsume, blamed the coronavirus for the title’s delay.
“Although the current events have delayed the launch of Harvest Moon: One World, we are working hard every day to create a great game that introduces players to a whole new world and promises Serious Fun,” he said.
Natsume and Harvest Moon: One World’s European publisher Rising Star Games released four screenshots to coincide with today’s announcement.
Pre-orders go live today and include a chicken plushie as a bonus.
The latest entry in the long-running farm simulation role-playing series was revealed in May.
The official blurb reads: “Can you imagine a world without tomatoes, strawberries, or even cabbage? In the latest entry in the Harvest Moon series, that’s the situation players will find themselves in. Only an old book gives hints of what once was…
“Buoyed by a mysterious discovery, players will find themselves setting out on an adventure that spans not only their hometown but the whole world! What kind of people and places await? From the gorgeous beaches of Halo Halo to the snowy mountains of Salmiakki, there’s literally an entire world to explore.”