Harvest Moon: Skytree Village is the sequel to Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley. Like its predecessor, it is a Harvest Moon title created by Natsume rather than Marvelous Entertainment and was released on the Nintendo 3DS.
The game takes place in Skytree Village. For reasons unknown, the Harvest Goddess began to lose her powers. The villagers began to lose their memory of her and moved away. The protagonist is a farmer tasked with reviving the seven Skytrees and restoring the land, and the goddess, to their former glory.
Skytree Village uses a different art style from the previous two Natsume Harvest Moon games. Several characters from the previous games reappear in this title. Amongst the games improvements over The Lost Valley and Seed of Memories include upgraded tools, the ability to task Harvest Sprites to grow your crops, new crops, more Character Customization options, and the Poitou Donkey animal.
This game contains examples of:
- And Your Reward Is Parenthood: Get married, and you'll eventually have a child.
- Art Evolution: Most of the characters are less Super-Deformed than before
- Canon Name: "Sabrina" for the female protagonist and "Mike" for the male.
- The Ditz: Cyril's an honest rich guy from an aristocratic family, but is forgetful and naive.
- Fashion Designer: Melanie is an interior designer and a fashion designer
- Girlish Pigtails: Jeanne is a young looking bachelorette with Nerd Glasses, a beret, and long green pigtails.
- Half-Human Hybrid: Nova is half-human and half-Gorgan. Considering her father is King of the Underworld, it's safe to say she's basically a half-demon.
- In Touch with His Feminine Side: Dean's mother is a florist so he grew up liking flowers. This led to him being teased as a kid.
- Kissing Discretion Shot: The wedding kiss fades to black.
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy: Cyril and Edmond are both effeminate looking, long haired men.
- Mystical White Hair: Edmond is a mage with silver hair.
- Oh, My Gods!: Melanie's "Oh-my-goddess". Other terms also appear in the game, such as "honest-to-goddess".
- One Steve Limit:
- Overalls and Gingham: Mike dresses this way on default.
- Overly Long Name: Cyril's Preppy Name is "Cyril-Regis Shireworth-Tuxley the 3rd".
- Raised by Grandparents: Melanie is very close to her grandfather Gus.
- Romance Sidequest: You can date and marry several of the townsfolk.
- Shrinking Violet: Gabriel is a sweet but shy young man who gets along better with animals than humans.
- Valley Girl: Melanie is more prim and proper looking than the norm, however she has the speech down.