Echo Village has seen better days... Just as you've moved in, everyone else has moved away to greener pastures. It's your job to bring villagers back by making the town appealing again, and giving Echo Village a new beginning! For the first time in series history, you can completely customize your character's appearance! Choose your character's gender, skin color, facial expression, hairstyle, and much, much more! You can even go to the tailor and have them make new outfits for you! Don't like where your crops and barn are on your farm? Easy! Just pick them up and move them! Yes, it's really that easy to customize your farm in Harvest Moon: A New Beginning! You can also create tons of new additions for your farm, house, and Echo Village! Build park benches and topiary for the local citizens, a pet house for your farm, and exotic wallpaper and furniture for your house! A New Beginning features new animals like llamas and yaks, new crops to harvest, and new characters to meet and woo!