Natsume sent over a press release announcing that Harvest Moon: A New Beginning will arrive in North America later this year - 2012 is a year which marks the 15th anniversary of the Harvest Moon series in North America. For the first time in series history, you can completely customize your character's appearance. You can choose your character's gender, skin color, facial expression, hairstyle, and much, much more. You can even go to the tailor and have them make new outfits for you.
In addition, you can build park benches and topiary for the local citizens, a pet house for your farm, and exotic wallpaper and furniture for your house. A New Beginning also features new animals like llamas and yaks, new crops to harvest, and new characters to meet and woo.