Natsume's Hometown Story Will Be Playable at E3

Spiritual successor to Harvest Moon will see worldwide release

Natsume has announced that Hometown Story, the new 3DS title from Harvest Moon creator Yasuhiro Wada, will be playable at this year's E3. The title, first announced last year as Project: Happiness, tasks the player with fixing up and developing a shop left to them by their grandmother.

In true, charming Natsume fashion, the player will meet all sorts of quirky and fun townsfolk and creatures along the way. Natsume says in a press release:

You won't have to go it alone, though. You'll get help from a magical sprite name Pochica, who will help you get the store back up and running, and introduce you to all of the unique characters who reside in the town. The villagers will all change and grow throughout the game, and that person who you thought might be up to no good when you first met them just might have a heart of gold! You'll never know what to expect in Hometown Story!

In addition to having Wada's pedigree, Hometown Story is being scored by iconic Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Uematsu, with character design by Atsuko Nishida, known for designing Pikachu and other Pokemon. Natsume will publish the game in the States, while Rising Star Games is bringing the title to Europe.

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