Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories takes root on PC this winter

Harvest Moon

Harvest Moon, the long-running farming sim/RPG series (can I call it a livestock-'em-up?), is coming to the PC for the first time ever. Developer Natsume says Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories will return to the roots of the series that first appeared on the SNES way back in 1996.

Players will fish, forage, mine, and cook as they work to revitalize an old farm and make friends with the inhabitants of the nearby village in order to unlock the "Seeds of Memories." There will be contests to take part in, festivals to attend, and animals to raise, including a wild bobcat that can be tamed—if you have the patience. And if you can find the time between the relentless milking, you'll even have the opportunity to woo one of ten eminently eligible bachelors and bachelorettes.

"From the farm to the town, we wanted Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories to evoke the feeling of a classic Harvest Moon game with modern twists," Natsume President and CEO Hiro Maekawa said.

Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories is expect to sprout this winter. Natsume will reveal more about the game at E3, which takes place from June 16-18.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.