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If you enjoy your games accompanied by soft, squishable companions, then Natsume has been quite the friend to you. Its pre-order deals in the past have included plush cows, yaks and a range of other critters and it looks set to continue that tradition with more plushie pals.

For Hometown Story, the upcoming game from Harvest Moon creator Yasuhiro Wada that places players in the role of a small town shopkeeper, some pre-orders will come with one of two differently colored creatures called Embers.

According to Siliconera, Natsume has confirmed the Green Ember for those who pre-order through GameStop. Where you’ll have to go for the Red Ember has not yet been revealed.

If the Embers look a bit familiar, it may be for good reason as Pokemon illustrator Atsuko Nishida is working on the game.

There has not yet been any word on whether Europe, which will see the game released through Rising Star Games instead of Natsume, will see a similar offer. More information, including release dates for Hometown Story, is expected in the future.

Do you want an Ember in your home? If so, which color? Let us know below.