(Japan) New Characters Introduced for Harvest Moon: Linking the New World

Monday, February 24th, 2014

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Harvest Moon: Linking the New World | oprainfall

The latest update on MarvelousAQL’s RPG/life and farming simulator, Harvest Moon: Linking the New World, features three brand new characters: a tiny goddess, a tiny witch, and Marian the doctor.

Harvest Moon: Linking the New World - Goddess | oprainfall

While similar in appearance to previous Harvest Moon goddesses, this goddess is brand new to the series. She is a newly born goddess who might not be able to successfully help you every time you need her. A bit childish, she still has some growing up to do. She may break into tears if things don’t work out as they should.

Harvest Moon: Linking the New World - Witch | oprainfall

The next character introduced is a new witch. Tiny, with drills in her hair, she welds powerful magic with confidence–unlike the new goddess. Her story is that she was simply passing by the town and liked it enough to settle down.

Harvest Moon: Linking the New World - Marion | oprainfall

The last character introduced is Marian, the doctor of the guild. Described as a flashy older-sister type, Marian is actually an androgynous man. Everyone comes to Marian for relationship advice and gossip. This is due to his/her ability to communicate and connect with both genders. And while it would be easy to assume that Marian may end up being defaulted to a female for a North American release, Jamie in Harvest Moon: Magical Melody was an androgynous character that did make it over and was a marriage applicant for both genders.

Harvest Moon: Linking the New World will be released for the Nintendo 3DS on February 27, 2014 in Japan. There is no word yet on a Western release.


About Antonin Kořenek

Antonin has been playing video games since before he could read. Once he did, he fell in love with their stories and worlds. He spends most of his gaming time with either story-based or strategy games. As an aspiring novelist, he blames games like Earthbound and Final Fantasy Tactics for getting him started. Antonin graduated from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI with a degree in English Literature. When not gaming, he can be found reading, obsessing over something on Twitter, or researching strange folklore.