The website Nintendoeverything.com has confirmed the release of a new game on the Nintendo 3DS. That game is “Hometown Story,” and it was released on October 22, 2013. This game is the newest project from the man who originally created the “Harvest Moon” franchise, Yasuhiro Wada. This game is the first game developed by his new company, ToyBox Inc. “Hometown Story” is available for purchase at the price of $39.99.
“Hometown Story” places the player in the role of a character who has inherited a shop from their grandfather. This concept is similar to the “Harvest Moon” franchise, where (in most of the titles) the player inherits a farm from their grandfather. Players are then tasked with bringing the shop back to its former glory. In doing so, the player is able to help their hometown, by expanding it and bringing in new residents. “Hometown Story” features a multitude of endings, depending on how the player performs and who the player attracts to the town.
There are a large number of villagers that the player can attract to the town. These villagers have varying personalities, and some of the villagers will even change the way they act as the game progresses. The player will attract different villagers depending on their actions, so one player can have a completely different set of villagers from another player. This differs from most “Harvest Moon” titles, where there is a specific set of characters that can move in, most of which are already in town when the game begins. Like the “Harvest Moon” games, however, the player is able to become friends with the villagers and even marry one of them.
To learn more about “Hometown Story,” visit its official page on Natsume’s website: