Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns is the seventh Harvest Moon game released for Nintendo DS. This time the game world is made up of two rival towns seperated by a large mountain. At the start of the game, players have the choice of living in Bluebell, a town with a Western vibe and a focus on livestock, or Konohana, a Japanese town with a focus on crops. The player can swap between the towns later in the game, and each town has its own festivals and events.
In addition to the farming, foraging and relationships that are the staple of Harvest Moon, a request system has been introduced where townfolk can ask the main character to gather items for them in return for rewards such as money, tools and house upgrades.