Green fingered gamers will soon be able to potter away on their virtual farm with the April 13 release of Harvest Moon DS. Players are given a farm in Forget-Me-Not Valley and will have to tend to flocks, cultivate seed variants into quality produce, explore different locations, hunt for treasure and even do a spot of fishing.

Using the touch screen players will have to raise and interact with the animals by petting and caring for them. Ensuring your animals are happy will mean they reward you with better quality milk, eggs and wool.

Forget-Me-Not Valley is also home to 25 villagers whom players can build up relationships with by chatting and giving them presents.

Harvest Moon DS will be released across Europe on April 13 with an estimated retail price of £30.