Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life Is Getting a Remake as Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life


The good ol' GameCube got some love during today's Nintendo Direct with the reveal of a remake for Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life for the Nintendo Switch, now called Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life. It's coming next summer.

The original Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life came out in 2003 for the GameCube, and while it only featured a male protagonist, this remake appears to include the female protagonist from Another Wonderful Life as well. Unlike a number of other Harvest Moon games, A Wonderful Life takes place over a set amount of time, with characters (including the protagonist) aging, and the protagonist's child growing up and choosing a career based on how you influence them over the course of their life.

This new version appears to be largely faithful to the originals, but with significant graphics and music upgrades from the GameCube version. New features will include new events, enhanced festivals, more recipes, and brand new crops, as well as a new camera feature. Here's hoping the remake lets us marry any of the bachelors or bachelorette candidates from either of the first games that we want!

Update: A press release has confirmed you can play as a male, female, or non-binary protagonist and marry any of the bachelors or bachelorettes you want regardless of gender. (Celia, hello)

Way back in the day, we gave A Wonderful Life an 8, saying it was "truly addicting" and praising the new focus on family, growth, and nurturing.

See our full list of Nintendo Direct announcements for more news about upcoming Switch games.