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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...

News: Animal Traits and Unique Features Outlined for Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley

Animal Traits and Unique Features Outlined for Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley

We'd be impressed by an Elegant Cow

Ahead of the release of Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley later this year, Natsume has promised monthly developer logs that'll introduce a new aspect of the game. Last time we were told about the item system, and the latest entry is focused on the animals that you'll look after and utilise for your farm. Producer...

First Impressions: Getting Our Hands Dirty in Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley

Getting Our Hands Dirty in Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley

Farm fresh

Since its initial début on the Super Nintendo in 1997, Harvest Moon has blossomed into something of an institution; a non-traditional RPG that swapped swords for shovels, replaced fighting with farming, and let players find true love among the turnips, it captivated with a unique charm, and has been hooking would-be farmers on...

News: Natsume Announces Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley for a 2014 Release on 3DS

Natsume Announces Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley for a 2014 Release on 3DS

Moving into a three-dimensional setting

Natsume has been teasing multiple E3 reveals for titles on Nintendo systems, and has fired an early shot today with the announcement of Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley for 3DS, the newest entry in the series which will arrive — in North America at least — later this year. For its part the publisher is keen...

News: Harvest Moon 3 And Lufia: The Legend Returns Rated For 3DS Virtual Console Release

Harvest Moon 3 And Lufia: The Legend Returns Rated For 3DS Virtual Console Release

New Game Boy Color games incoming

If you're looking forward to playing more handheld classics on your 3DS then you'll be pleased to learn that the Australian Classification board has handed out ratings for two new Game Boy Color games. Harvest Moon 3 and Lufia: The Legend Returns have both been given a "General" rating, which is a good sign that...

News: The Harvest Goddess Appears In Harvest Moon: Connect To A New World

The Harvest Goddess Appears In Harvest Moon: Connect To A New World

Not a moment too soon

We've looked at the upcoming 3DS Harvest Moon a few times before, so it's with some relief that just three days before the game launches in Japan the Harvest Goddess has shown her face, alongside two more new neighbours that will no doubt make life on your farm much more interesting than it would be otherwise. The Goddess...

Video: Watch The Chickens Come Home To Roost In The New 3DS Harvest Moon

Watch The Chickens Come Home To Roost In The New 3DS Harvest Moon

It's going to be moo-velous

Due out in Japan on the 27th of February 2014, Bokujou Monogatari: Tsunagaru Shin Tenchi (roughly: Harvest Moon: Connect to the New World") will be the latest entry in the evergreen farming series and the third outing on 3DS. The theme of the game is "connectedness", interacting with other farmers online and via local...