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News: Alphadia Genesis Set to Begin at the Beginning in North America

Alphadia Genesis Set to Begin at the Beginning in North America

Natsume releasing the RPG on Wii U eShop this Fall

Natsume has released more information on Alphadia Genesis, an upcoming RPG release that will hit consoles exclusively on the Wii U eShop. According to the publisher, the story takes place 15 years after the Energi Wars, a torrid affair where clones were used as weapons. The kingdoms of Augustine...

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 Confirms A-Train: City Simulator For 3DS and Alphadia Genesis for Wii U

Natsume Confirms A-Train: City Simulator For 3DS and Alphadia Genesis for Wii U

Some story background for Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley also included

Natsume recently announced that Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley is coming to 3DS in 2014, and has today used its pre-E3 press release to confirm two more titles coming to Nintendo systems; both seem like candidates for the eShop, though that's not confirmed. First up we have...

News: Natsume: A Western Medabots 7 Release Not On The Cards

Natsume: A Western Medabots 7 Release Not On The Cards

"Hopefully maybe the next one"

Natsume released Medabots 7 in Japan last September and little has been said on the localisation of the 3DS RPG since. The publisher is currently getting ready for E3 and has responded to a fan on Facebook about the chances of Medabots 7 making it to Western shores. Unfortunately, it wasn't good news: It doesn't...

News: Natsume's Hometown Story Will Be Playable at E3

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...

News: Harvest Moon Creator Announces "Project Happiness"

Harvest Moon Creator Announces "Project Happiness"

Natsume and RSG on board

Harvest Moon creator Yasuhiro Wada recently set up his own studio, TOYBOX, with a simple message: "we are gaming for Love, Peace and Earth." Natsume, Rising Star Games and TOYBOX have just announced Project Happiness — a temporary title — with more details to come at E3. The announcement doesn't give much more away than...

News: Pluck Harvest Moon: Tale of Two Towns 3DS on 1st November

Pluck Harvest Moon: Tale of Two Towns 3DS on 1st November

Free toy too

With the regular DS version of Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns already available in North America, Natsume has revealed a release date for its 3D companion: 1st November. As is traditional for a new HM game, customers who pre-order Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns on 3DS will get a free cuddly toy, this time the same alpaca that came with the DS release. Pre-orders are open now..

News: Gabrielle's Ghostly Groove Spooks 3DS Today

Gabrielle's Ghostly Groove Spooks 3DS Today

Starting Hallowe'en early

We took our first steps with Gabrielle's Ghostly Groove: Monster Mix on WiiWare back in May, and now the spooky series has launched on 3DS as Natsume announces Gabrielle's Ghostly Groove 3D is available across North America from today. The 3DS's first dancing game follows Gabrielle, a poor girl who's sneezed her soul right out of her body, and her attempts to recover it by..

News: Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny Crashes In Next Month

Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny Crashes In Next Month

North American date confirmed

Natsume has revealed that the the long-awaited second Wii entry in the Rune Factory series, Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny, will see the light of day in North America on 27th September. The Rune Factory spin-off from the popular Harvest Moon series combines farming elements with more traditional role-playing features, with real-time combat and an epic storyline the..

News: Sail the Tides of Destiny with New Rune Factory in 2011

Sail the Tides of Destiny with New Rune Factory in 2011

Natsume makes waves

Following the acclaimed Rune Factory: Frontier, Natsume is preparing to bring the second instalment in the Wii farming roleplayer to North America, announcing Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny. As well as the series' now-established combination of real-time battle, crop harvesting and animal husbandry, players will be able to take control of Ymir, an enormous golem with mysterious..

News: Gabrielle's Ghostly Groove Does the Monster Mix on WiiWare

Gabrielle's Ghostly Groove Does the Monster Mix on WiiWare

Groove to the beat next month

Considering the overwhelming success of Wii dancing games at retail, it's a wonder that next month's Gabrielle's Ghostly Groove: Monster Mix will be one of a select few when it launches next month. Natsume's spooky-themed rump-shaker will land on the download front next month, bringing multiplayer support for four dancers as well as unlockable content as players dance..

News: Harvest Moon: A Tale of Two Towns Coming to DS and 3DS

Harvest Moon: A Tale of Two Towns Coming to DS and 3DS

Double farming joy

Natsume, the house that Harvest Moon built, has announced plans to bring Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns over to North America for both Nintendo DS and 3DS, according to a Facebook post. While the company explained this isn't the 3DS Harvest Moon game originally announced at E3 2010, leaving us to wonder if the mention of 3DS...

News: Gabrielle's Ghostly Groove Will Now Be Spooking Gamers in 3D

Gabrielle's Ghostly Groove Will Now Be Spooking Gamers in 3D

Leaving the physical DS world and entering the 3DS realm

Originally announced for the DS last summer at E3, Gabrielle's Ghostly Groove ― Natsume's rhythm adventure game ― will now instead launch on the 3DS, utilising the stereoscopic effects to make the ghostly apparitions really jump out at you. Known for its Lufia series and more recently, for bringing Rune Factory 3 to the DS, Natsume has..

News: Rune Factory 3 Sprouting Across North America in November

Rune Factory 3 Sprouting Across North America in November

November 9th, to be precise

Whilst budding European horticulturists wait to get their green fingers on Rune Factory 2, due out tomorrow, North American farmers can look forward to the third instalment, the cleverly entitled Rune Factory 3, arriving on November 9th. As well as the usual mixture of farming and fighting, Rune Factory 3 is the first multiplayer title in the series, allowing you and two..

News: Lufia DS Ready to Conquer Your Free Time in October

Lufia DS Ready to Conquer Your Free Time in October

October 19th, to be precise

Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals is just one of many impressive-looking RPGs on the way to DS this year, with a richer heritage than many might suspect, having been highly regarded in its Super Nintendo days. DS owners will get their chance to see what the fuss is about when the game hits North America on October 19th, 2010. Taking a more action-oriented approach to its..

News: Natsume Brings New Voice Actors to Lufia and Rune Factory Series

Natsume Brings New Voice Actors to Lufia and Rune Factory Series

Possible plush pre-order too

Natsume announced Rune Factory 3 a few months back, with the promise of new features including a multiplayer mode, and Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals is set to arrive from Natsume before 2010 is history. Both games will arrive with a sparkling audio overhaul, courtesy of a new voiceover company bringing the scripts to life. Natsume's Vice President of Operations, Graham..