Harvest Moon News

Video: Check Out This Footage of Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories

Check Out This Footage of Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories

Isn't it relaxing?

As we reported a few weeks ago, Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories will release on the Wii U sometime in 2016. It's releasing on multiple platforms, however, and the iOS version is supposedly due out sometime in the next few weeks. In an effort to promote the game more and to build some hype, Natsume recently shared some footage of...

News: Story of Seasons Hits Europe on 8th January, Australia the Next Day

Story of Seasons Hits Europe on 8th January, Australia the Next Day

The Not-Harvest Moon finally arrives

The story behind Story of Seasons is a rather strange one. While it may be a Harvest Moon title in Japan, XSEED Games had to change the name in the West due to licensing. So, it's a Harvest Moon in every possible way, but it just can't be called that over here. The situation is complicated further, then, because...

Review: Harvest Moon: More Friends of Mineral Town (Wii U eShop / GBA)

Harvest Moon: More Friends of Mineral Town (Wii U eShop / GBA)

Farm Fatale

If you're familiar with the original Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town, released on the Wii U Virtual console earlier in 2015, then you know just about all there is to expect out of its follow-up, Harvest Moon: More Friends of Mineral Town. In fact, you should probably skim the review of the first title if you want a rundown of the...

News: Nintendo Publishing Story of Seasons in Europe, Due Q1 2016

Nintendo Publishing Story of Seasons in Europe, Due Q1 2016

Marvelous news!

We quite liked Marvelous' Story of Seasons when we reviewed it earlier this year. Our resident farming simulation expert Ron DelVillano said: "the charming characters and satisfying gameplay make this a game worth any Harvest Moon fan's time. If you're looking to start a relaxing new virtual life full of charm and charisma, look no...

Review: Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town (Wii U eShop / GBA)

Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town (Wii U eShop / GBA)

Tending to the roots

If you're a fan of the Harvest Moon series, you know that a faithful instalment will leave only two questions: who do I get to marry and just how much free time can I afford to sacrifice over the next month or two? Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town sticks closer to this original formula than some of its more modern cousins,...

News: Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley Update Tackles the Important Stuff, Like Fido's "Naughty Habits"

Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley Update Tackles the Important Stuff, Like Fido's "Naughty Habits"

Out now in North America

Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley was a divisive 3DS entry in the franchise, with some opinion that Natsume's attempts at modernising and evolving the series weren't a success; for our part we considered it to be below par. In any case, it'll have its fans, and around eight months after its release Natsume has issued an update...

First Impressions: Digging Up Details on Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories

Digging Up Details on Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories

Meanwhile, back at the ranch

Natsume always has a diverse catalog of games to show at E3, but the cream of each year's crop is undoubtedly Harvest Moon, the premier farm-life simulation series that's been offering players quiet pastoral pleasures since 1996. This year, after having just produced their first in-house Harvest Moon with last year's...

News: Natsume Promises a Return to Basics in Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories

Natsume Promises a Return to Basics in Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories

"We heard what our fans had to say”

With Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley receiving mixed reviews, it's no surprise that Natsume is trying to replicate more popular games from the series. The terra-forming won't be included within the new title Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories, as it is more of a throwback to retro titles in the series. In fact the...

News: Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories Heading to Wii U This Winter

Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories Heading to Wii U This Winter

Promises nostalgia and a return to series roots

Natsume has opted to go early with an E3 reveal, confirming that Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories is coming to Wii U this Winter; oddly it's also coming to PC, Android and iOS, which is a diverse mix of platforms. Perhaps in response to criticism from some fans that the franchise has drifted away from...

News: Natsume Planning Wii U and 3DS E3 Reveals, More Harvest Moon DLC and Loads of GBA VC Games 

Natsume Planning Wii U and 3DS E3 Reveals, More Harvest Moon DLC and Loads of GBA VC Games 

Crikey

Natsume is an ever-present on Nintendo hardware, it seems, and it's got plenty of content on the way, sharing the happy news through its 'CeeCee' Tumblr page. For starters it seems the company will be busy at E3, and announcements at the show will include news for 3DS and Wii U gamers. There'll be "something for the Harvest Moon fans", too...

News: Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley For 3DS Launches In Australia On 20th June

Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley For 3DS Launches In Australia On 20th June

Farming is life

Following in the footsteps of last November’s North American release, Nintendo has today announced, Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley, for 3DS will be released in Australia on 20th June. Players take control of a boy or girl and shape the land to create their very own farm. At the same time, players must tend to live stock, fulfil...

Review: Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley (3DS)

Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley (3DS)

Lost, but not missed

The Harvest Moon series has had a bit of a confusing production history, but the good news is that we're here to help you out with the basics. Originally created and developed by the now defunct Victor Entertainment Software until its acquisition in 2003, the Harvest Moon series has since been produced by Marvelous AQL. Though...

Review: Harvest Moon 3 (3DS eShop / GBC)

Harvest Moon 3 (3DS eShop / GBC)

Third time's a chore

Completing the trilogy of portable Harvest Moon games in the original series, Natsume released Harvest Moon 3 - a title originally release on the Game Boy Color - on the 3DS Virtual Console. This game expands on the two that came before it, recycling the tropes present in the series and shaping them into what more modern entries...

News: Natsume Thanks Fans for Strong Launch of Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley in North America

Natsume Thanks Fans for Strong Launch of Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley in North America

Performing beyond expectations in the region

Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley is a diversion for the series, as Natsume took the franchise in some new directions, with the title being the first to go "fully three-dimensional". Story of Seasons, previously released as a Harvest Moon game in Japan but being published under a different name - due to IP...

Review: Harvest Moon 2 (3DS eShop / GBC)

Harvest Moon 2 (3DS eShop / GBC)

Crop ‘til you drop

Clearly a testament to the popularity of the genre, the 3DS as a platform has been flooded with life simulation games. Ranging from the cutesy and calm world of Animal Crossing: New Leaf to the adventurous Fantasy Life, the surplus of games has spanned a plethora of sub genres, but they all come down to one thing: allowing their...

News: Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley Heading to PAL Regions in Early 2015

Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley Heading to PAL Regions in Early 2015

Bergsala strikes a deal with Natsume

Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley hits North American stores on 4th November, the latest franchise entry for 3DS and one of its most ambitious titles to date. While the blend of farming, relationship building and RPG elements will be present and correct, this entry offers significant editing tools to shape the...

News: Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley Set to Bloom on NA Store Shelves This 4th November

Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley Set to Bloom on NA Store Shelves This 4th November

Europe barren for now

Natsume, Inc recently confirmed via Twitter that the North American release date for Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley will be 4th November: Although no European release date has been set, Natsume also confirmed that a publisher is being sought out and that it expects the title to reach the otherpart of the west sometime in...

News: Harvest Moon and PoPoLoCrois Fantasy Farming RPG Heading to 3DS in Japan

Harvest Moon and PoPoLoCrois Fantasy Farming RPG Heading to 3DS in Japan

Dances with turnips

The name Harvest Moon (now Story of Seasons in western territories because of licencing issues) will be familiar to most Nintendo gamers as it's a longstanding series with many titles and spin-offs. The more obscure PoPoLoCrois – originally a fantasy manga series that was later adapted as two anime series and five strategy RPGs...