Natsume today announced that Harvest Moon: A New Beginning has reached Gold status and will be hitting store shelves on November 6th, 2012 - this year marks the 15th anniversary of the Harvest Moon series in North America. Due to overwhelming demand, Natsume has also announced that pre-orders from the Natsume Online Store for the Harvest Moon: A New Beginning Anniversary Edition will end October 23rd.
For the first time in series history, in Harvest Moon: A New Beginning 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.