New Harvest Moon for DS

Marvelous Interactive, the Japanese developer of the arguably unique ‘Harvest Moon’ series, has announced a new title for the DS, known as Rune Factory. In what is described as “Harvest Moon where you wield a sword” by producer Yoshifumi Hashimoto, this game will allow you to capture monsters, raise them on your farm, and then add them to your adventuring party. It’s part of the “New Harvest Moon” series, which differs from the traditional farming simulation gameplay of the original games.

The DS release is planned for sometime in 2006.
Harvest Moon DS
[by Nicholas B, Source: IGN]