Great news, Harvest Moon fans; Natsume announced that Harvest Moon: A New Beginning has officially finished production and gone gold, meaning that it will enter the printing phase shortly.
This particular entry in the Harvest Moon series is the first game specifically designed from the ground up for the 3DS, and will feature two new animals; one of which will be a yak.
Speaking of which, Natsume has also announced that, due to overwhelming demand, pre-orders for the game from Natsume's online store will be ending on October 23rd. Pre-ordering the standard version will net you a free yak plushie, and pre-ordering the special 15th Anniversary Edition will net you a 12" cow plushie; the latter of which is only available on Natsume's online store.
Harvest Moon: A New Beginning is set to release on Nov. 6 for the 3DS.