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Harvest Moon 3DS: A New Beginning


Harvest Moon - A New Beginning (JP)

Harvest Moon - A New Beginning (EU)

Developer Marvelous Interactive Software
Publisher Natsume
Released Japan Febuary 23, 2012
America November 6, 2012

EuropeSeptember 13, 2013

Modes Single Player, Multi Player
Ratings A [All Ages] (CERO)

E [Everyone] (ESRB)
3 [3 and over] (PEGI)

Platforms 3DS
Genre Role-Playing (RPG)


Media 3DS Cartridge

Digital Download

Harvest Moon 3DS: A New Beginning (牧場物語 はじまりの大地 Bokujõ Monogatari: Hajimari no Daichi, lit. Ranch Story: Land of Beginning) is the second Harvest Moon game to be released for the Nintendo 3DS. It was released on February 23, 2012 in Japan, November 8th, 2012 in North America and September 13, 2013 in Europe.


Once a thriving town, Echo Village is almost empty after the inhabitants lost everything in a poor economy. Your parents recently offered you a chance to renovate the abandoned family farm, but reviving a successful ranch requires rebuilding the town. Can you find the materials and blueprints that allow you to create the best community in the land?

Gameplay and New Features

New gameplay features in A New Beginning include:

  • The ability to customize your farm and the surrounding town.
  • The ability to change your hairstyle by going to the hair stylist.
  • New clothing available from the tailor.
  • You will date the bachelor/bachelorette that you're after before marrying them. You'll give them a ring, and you will start to date them. The Blue Feather is still used to propose, like most traditional Harvest Moon games. You can also break up with them.
  • Honeymoons and vacations with your family to the Beach, Snowland, Sakura Land, or Ancient Ruins.
  • Many new crop species available including: cactus, cotton, wheat, lotus, nadeshiko and more.
  • A new way of fishing with the fish trap.
  • New animals: yaks, llamas and alpacas.
  • Pets such as cats and dogs become bloated if not fed properly.
  • Being able to ride in a mechanical panda!(Must get blueprint to make it first)
  • Only two Harvest Sprites are available. A new beginning introduces the first a female Harvest Sprite, called Alice - and her twin brother, a red-wearing sprite named Aaron.
  • There are 5 Town Restoration Plans. Achieve each level to get new items and plans unlocked.
  • Instead of buying furniture and buildings, you can buy blueprints from Rebecca and build things yourself if you have the materials.
  • There is only one house expansion available.
  • Interacting with other players through Nintendo Network. (You cannot talk to them, but you can get items from their animals.
  • If you have a cat or dog, they will take the animals outside to graze.
  • The ability to play a song on musical tree stumps which allows you to unlock new areas and get new items.
  • Using a beehive to get honey and royal jelly.

Marriage Candidates


  • Allen
  • Amir
  • Neil
  • Rod
  • Sanjay
  • Soseki
  • Allen - A hair stylist.  He will change your hairstyle for 3,000 G. Making friends with the villagers can unlock new styles inspired by them.  He has traditional values when it comes to relationships.
  • Amir - A prince from a far away land.  You must be on Town Renovation Plan #5 to unlock him.
  • Neil - You can buy livestock and items from him to help you tend to your animals.  When you talk to him, he seems standoffish.  But he secretly has a caring heart, and loves animals much more than humans. 
  • Rod - A pet store keeper. He is generally very optimistic. Though Neil and Rod are friends, they are polar opposites.
  • Sanjay - Amir's faithful and loyal butler. He speaks and addresses people politely. Mind your manners to impress him!
  • Soseki - A former reporter who is into Eastern styled possessions.  He has nothing to get out of bed in the morning for. In his own words, he's lazy.
  • Felicity
  • Iroha
  • Michelle
  • Tina
  • Witch Princess
  • Yuri


  • Felicity - She's a waitress who loves food but prefers not to cook it herself. You will need a maker shed to come up with many of the gifts she favors.
  • Iroha - By the time you get her to a heart level of late purple/early blue, you will have all her blueprints for your tools.  She's quiet and reserved yet very polite and kind.
  • Michelle - A magician with pink hair.
  • Tina - A journalist who believes in exposing the truth at any cost.  She worries a lot about her past, but is able to express herself through her work.
  • Witch Princess - You must wait until year 2 to find her.  You'll need all three black fragments and five ancient clay figures for her house.
  • Yuri - A soft-spoken tailor and the daughter of Emma.  You will not see her heart level until it is already at 30,000 FP and you've given her a commitment ring.

See Also


  • This was the last game in the Bokujō Monogatari series to be localized under the Harvest Moon name.

External Links

Games in the Harvest Moon & Story Of Seasons Franchise
Super Nintendo Harvest Moon
Nintendo 64 Harvest Moon 64
GameCube Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life  ·  Harvest Moon: Another Wonderful Life  ·  Harvest Moon: Magical Melody
Wii Harvest Moon: Magical Melody  ·  Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility  ·  Harvest Moon: Animal Parade
Wii U Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories (Cancelled)
WiiWare Harvest Moon: My Little Shop
Game Boy Harvest Moon GB
Game Boy Color Harvest Moon GBC  ·  Harvest Moon GBC 2  ·  Harvest Moon GBC 3
Game Boy Advance Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town  ·  Harvest Moon: More Friends of Mineral Town
Nintendo DS Harvest Moon: DS  ·  Harvest Moon DS: Cute  ·  Harvest Moon DS: Island of Happiness  ·  Harvest Moon DS: Sunshine Islands  ·  Harvest Moon DS: Grand Bazaar  ·  Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns  ·  Harvest Moon: Frantic Farming  ·  Puzzle de Harvest Moon
3DS Harvest Moon 3DS: A Tale of Two Towns  ·  Harvest Moon 3DS: A New Beginning  ·  Harvest Moon 3D: The Lost Valley  ·  Story of Seasons  ·  Return to PoPoLoCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale  ·  Harvest Moon: Skytree Village  ·  Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns
PlayStation Harvest Moon: Back To Nature
PlayStation 2 Harvest Moon: Save the Homeland  ·  Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life Special Edition  ·  Innocent Life: A Futuristic Harvest Moon
PSP Harvest Moon: Boy & Girl  ·  Harvest Moon: Hero of Leaf Valley  ·  Innocent Life: A Futuristic Harvest Moon
PlayStation Store Harvest Moon: Boy & Girl  ·  Harvest Moon: Hero of Leaf Valley  ·  Harvest Moon: Back To Nature  ·  Harvest Moon: Save the Homeland  ·  Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life Special Edition  ·  Innocent Life: A Futuristic Harvest Moon
Nintendo Virtual Console Harvest Moon GBC  ·  Harvest Moon GBC 2  ·  Harvest Moon GBC 3  ·  Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town  ·  Harvest Moon: More Friends of Mineral Town  ·  Harvest Moon 64
Android / iOS Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories · Harvest Moon: Lil' Farmers

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