Harvest Moon Creator’s Happy Birthdays for Nintendo Switch Coming West in 2018

The Nintendo Switch port of Birthdays The Beginning is coming to North America and Europe this year courtesy of NIS America.

on February 9, 2018 10:08 PM

Do you remember Birthdays The Beginning by Harvest Moon Creator Yasuhiro Wada? Recently a Nintendo Switch port titled Happy Birthdays was announced, and today we learn that it’s coming west.

The announcement was made during NIS America’s annual press event in San Francisco, which DualShockers attended, and the Switch port will be released in North America and Europe both in digital and physical formats. It will also include an updated UI and gameplay elements.

The western release will include text in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Traditional and Simplified Chinese, and Japanese.

If you’re curious about the game, and you’re unfamiliar with the previous release, you can read an official description directly by the publisher below.

About the game:
From the legendary creator Mr. Yasuhiro Wada (TOYBOX Inc.), comes HappyBirthdays: a sandbox game in which players create cube-shaped worlds that give rise to diverse and unique lifeforms. With careful experimentation, players can shape the geography and alter the temperature of each world to create the conditions for life and witness the birth of an entire ecosystem!

Key Features:

  • A World All Your Own And On-The-Go! –Create any world you can imagine! From staggering mountains and sprawling forests to a deep sea dotted with islands, there’s no limit to your creations. And now, you can shape your world on-the-go on the Nintendo Switch!
  • Life from the Beginning –Discover the history of everything as you foster life of all shapes and sizes –from single-celled organisms to complex multicellular life, including plants, mammals, dinosaurs, and more!
  • Cultivate Your Imagination –Imagine, Experiment, Create! Shape your planet and decide how plant and animal life evolves. No two planets will ever be truly alike.

You can watch a trailer to wet your appetite, alongside a few screenshots and the full key art. If you want to read what we thought of the game, you can also read our review of the PS4 version.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.