You step onto the empty street, and the sound of your lonely footsteps reverberate against the cracked, decaying walls. Windows are shuttered, shop doors are barricaded and cobwebs blossom in the corners of every porch. Further out, down the road, weeds slowly suffocate the crop fields and animals wander aimlessly. Welcome to your new home, Echo Village. Abandoned by its citizens, traded for greener pastures, this ghost town has become an empty shell of the bustling community it once was. But all of that is about to change.
As the new arrival to the dismal Echo Village, you are the town's last hope for revival, and that's a challenge you're willing to accept. The only question is, how? An entire town is yours to experiment with, develop and eventually, revive in Harvest Moon 3D: A New Beginning. Featuring the same strategic gameplay that you love from the popular series, this latest installment gives you full customization for the first time in franchise history. You create your own character, customize your own farm and chart your own path toward success in Echo Village. Devise your own plan to revive the city, by building additions, growing crops and raising livestock, including new llamas and yaks. Beautify your surroundings, lure citizens back to the community and prove that the grass is not always greener on the other side.