settles down in North America on October 22 for 3DS, publisher Natsume announced
. Hometown Story
comes from Yasuhiro Wada, the creator of Harvest Moon, and it plays off of that franchise's strengths: adorable characters conducting business and meeting people in a happy village.
Wada told us at E3 that Hometown Story
will focus less on farming and more on the spectrum of human relationships – and not just marriage, as is the case with Harvest Moon.
"When marriage eventually turned into the overall goal for some players, I started feeling a little awkward about that," Wada said. "With Hometown Story
, I wanted to shift the focus from marriage to many different kinds of human relationships."