Nintendo Wii Media | Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility Screens & Info!

By Adam Riley 18.03.2007 9

The Harvest Moon series has been building a strong reputation up over the years, especially on Nintendo formats and as a result Marvelous Interactive is bringing canother exclusive, this time to Wii. Going by the roughly translated name of 'Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility' (thanks to creamsugar for the translation), the game has yet to be given a firm date for release, but is still on track for 2007.

Described as a 'heart-warming life game', the official website states that it will return smiles to the faces of everyone because of the heart-warming family story within. The hero of the game has just arrived on an island where the goddess supposedly lives inside a giant tree. Sadly, though, the tree is withering and dying away, meaning that the goddess is growing weaker by the day as well and the island is losing its strength.

So a great task is bestowed upon the hero - to lend strength to help the goddess. But you are not alone as with the help of the Colobocle inhabitants you will plant the seeds of hope that have come from across the rainbow. Then plow the earth, meet new people and animals, find friendship and love (hopefully not with the animals, though...) and bring strength to the newfound family around you. With the goddess returned to her former self, there is no doubt that smiles will be returned to the faces of those around you.

As well as this extremely cheesy story, there are a few new characters that have been revealed. First up is the hero himself, a young boy that is excited to have arrived on the island and has a plan for a new farm. He loves nature and animals (hopefully, again, not in the 'wrong' way...!), but has a bad habit of overlooking those who cause him problems. With a friendly disposition in general, though, he has no trouble making new acquaintances.

Then there is the heroine of the game, a young girl that is equally as excited as the hero and is brimming with the joy of taking on the challenges and hardships involved in running a farm on a full-time basis. She is extremely bright and some would say she is full of spunk...but as she's a young girl I would rather avoid saying that and instead choose 'full of verve'.

Moving swiftly on, for the supporting cast there is Kotomi, the daughter of the tailor shop owner, and resident of the store itself, which is aptly named 'Chiffon'. Her biography describes her as being shy yet bashful and also a touch quiet. And although thought of as very plain, she is a very perceptive girl.

Next up is Mai, the daughter of the Inn Keeper, a bright young this who enjoys nothing more than scoffing her face whilst at the Kirsch Cottage Inn. Obviously it is quite handy (for her) that she is somewhat of a whiz at cooking.

Finally there is the sexy dancer Shiira, who travels everywhere to strut her stuff clad in rather sexy clothing and attracting the attention of men from all over thanks to her domineering persona.

So far it seems like the game is definitely shaping up to be the superlative entry into the long-running series that has recently been revived by the RPG spin-off Rune Factory (due out in the US later this year) and the just released 'Island I Grew Up On' for the DS in Japan, which is selling at a fantastic rate, already looking set to reach 200,000 units sold with ease.

Expect more details of this Wii version to leak out soon, but for now be sure to check out the media folder for new images from the official website. Also, we have two scans from last month's Japanese magazines for you to check out:

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  • Scan Two
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    Box art for Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility
    Developer

    Marvelous

    Publisher

    Rising Star

    Genre

    Simulation

    Players

    1

    C3 Score

    Rated $score out of 10  6/10

    Reader Score

    Rated $score out of 10  9/10 (38 Votes)

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    ZOMG! This game is bound to be banned by J. Thompson, it contains heroine!Smilie

    Hmmzz... Not really my type of game, but it seems to fit in well with the other games in the series... Here's to another good Wii-game!^^

    ~Getting on C3's massive tits since 2K5.~

    The Mii style graphics actually fit in this game, unlike My Sims.

    Looks awesome!! >.<

    I hope it actually comes to UK...

    OMFG HEROINE!!

    I think in the next Harvest Moon, they should give the main character a gun, & have the main character pulling calves out of cow's asses. MAKES IT MOR REALSTIK GOODGRAFX

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    No, they should have beastiality in it. Smilie

    The game is looking pretty swish so far, especially the artwork.

    It looks awsome, i liked the GC game alot, and this looks like fun aswell! Smilie


    I've never played harvest moon, is it basically animal crossing with animals?

    Enoch Powell was right, and you know it.

    awsome it looks pretty good cant wait for it to come out Smilie

    I see all these people insulting the Nintendo corporation because of the lack of mature content. Yet there is something about Nintendo (at least their games) that strikes a certain unadulterated feeling of joy!!!  Pokemon Y - 1048-9263-5562

    Should be good. I'm having trouble picking between these games know...Animal, MySims, Harvest Moo. and I'm sure others are coming as well...

    Vyse said:
    Ive never played harvest moon, is it basically animal crossing with animals?

    Not really - it has a purpose - an ending. It has similarities, but not that many.

    I am a huge fan. This series clocks up the most usage of any series for me and my kids. It is at the top of my list for the most anticipated Wii game.

    Temporarily banned until further notice.

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