Marvelous Entertainment, by way of Famitsu and 1up, has announced Harvest Moon: Sun and Friends, the latest instalment in the popular farming series.

Early info confirms that Mark and Chelsea from Harvest Moon: Island of Happiness return as playable characters, only now living in Sunflower Islands. They'll have to make new friends and get on with the task of being a good farmer.

Marvelous also says the game will feature Wi-Fi item trading and voice chat with friends.

The game's expected for release this winter in Japan although there's currently no word on a European release.