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Natsume Indies

Cosmic Defenders Comics!

“Hey everyone, do you know what’s released right now, exclusively for Nintendo Switch?”

Whoops! Hopefully Fire isn’t too embarrassed… 😉

Air, Earth, Fire and Water are here to defend the universe! It’s available right now on Nintendo Switch.

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Natsume Indies News NGPX

Legends of Ethernal Dev Walkthrough

If you missed our reveal of Legends of Ethernal at New Game Plus Expo, don’t fret, we’ve got it right here for you!

See 15 minutes of gameplay footage narrated by Maxime and Francis, co-founders of Lucid Dreams Studios.

Legends of Ethernal launches in just a few months on Steam, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch — be sure to stay tuned for more details including an official release date!

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Harvest Moon Steam Sale!

The 48-hour New Game Expo Plus sale is live now! To celebrate the first reveal of Harvest Moon: One World footage, grab Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Special Edition, all Light of Hope DLC, and Harvest Moon: Mad Dash on Steam for up to 75% off~

This sale will disappear quickly, so be sure to snatch up these deals before they disappear.

Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Special Edition -> Click Here

Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Special Edition DLC -> Click Here

Harvest Moon: Mad Dash -> Click Here

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New Game Plus Expo + Natsume = <3

We’re so excited to be participating in the New Game Plus Expo on June 23rd! Here’s all the details you’ll need to see Natsume’s titles during the livestream at https://www.twitch.tv/newgameplusexpo

FIRST, from 8AM to 9AM PDT, tune in for the NGPX Showcase with games being featured from a majority of companies participating in the expo, including Natsume! Need to convert that to your local time zone? Click HERE for to find out what time that is for you.

SECOND, from 9:30AM to 10:00AM PDT, check out an inside look of Cosmic Defenders and Legends of Ethernal, as both developers play their games and give some insight into developing. Need to convert that to your local time zone? Click HERE for to find out what time that is for you.

We’re excited to be continuing to show off the Natsume Indie titles not just this week but throughout 2020 and beyond! Our loyal farming fans can look forward to new information and reveals on Harvest Moon: One World coming in the weeks ahead. Starting in July, you’ll begin to see much more regarding our newest entry in the long-running franchise.

If you missed it before, we recently revealed the girl design of the main character for One World – see her on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook! We’ll be revealing all the characters in our Harvest Moon: One World Character Profile series, so stay tuned for that too.

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Natsume Indies News

Natsume Indies Presents: Legends of Ethernal

Surprise! Hot on the heels of our first Natsume Indies release, we’re revealing our next title. Developed by Lucid Dreams Studios, Legends of Ethernal is coming North & South America and Europe, and will release on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Steam (PC/Mac) in Fall 2020.

Lucid Dreams Studios was established in 2017 a pair of ambitious devs who cut their teeth on major titles like Tomb Raider (2013), Life is Strange (2015), Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (2016), Far Cry 5 (2018) and more.

Legends of Ethernal is a 2D single-player action adventure game where you need to explore beautiful hand-crafted environments, solve clever puzzles, and battle challenging creatures to uncover the truth about your parents’ disappearance. Armed with courage and driven by the pain of loss, our unlikely hero sets out on a journey to uncover the truth behind his family’s disappearance… But what he discovers will forever change the World of Arkanys.

A short demo is available now for the game on Steam – let us know via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram if you try it out!

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Natsume Indies News

Cosmic Defenders Available Now!

The day has finally arrived: Cosmic Defenders has launched on the Nintendo Switch!

Are YOU ready to protect the cosmos? Cosmic Defenders is a 2D fast-paced revolving shooter about a group of unconventional heroes who use the powers of nature in order to stop chaotic aliens from taking over the universe.

Cooperate or compete with other guardians, protect the galaxy from the wicked, and restore peace in three game modes: Story Mode, Survival Mode, and Versus Mode!

North American eShop: https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/cosmic-defenders-switch/

European eShop: https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Nintendo-Switch-download-software/Cosmic-Defenders-1794148.html

Japanese eShop: https://ec.nintendo.com/JP/ja/titles/70010000020395

Australian eShop: https://ec.nintendo.com/AU/en/titles/70010000020392

Take on these spaced-out invaders by yourself, or with some friends! Choose from 4 different characters, each with their own unique abilities! Can you bring peace to the cosmos?

• Story mode introduces the Cosmic Defenders as they fight against a group of aliens that want to steal the Tree of Life, a sacred tree that maintains the balance in the universe. Advance through levels over 4 galaxies, each with unique challenges and ways to play!

• Survival mode lets you enjoy new levels every time they play! Collect coins to purchase outfits with skill buffs!

• Versus mode lets you compete against your friends, rather than aliens, because Defenders need to train too!

Will you be picking up Cosmos Defenders? Be sure to let us know on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram 🙂

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Natsume Indies News

Cosmic Defenders Release Date!

After a slight hiccup, we’re excited to announce we have a new release date for our first Natsume Indies title, Cosmic Defenders.

Whether you plan to play solo or with some alien buddies in couch co-op, you’ll be able to blast into space on June 11th – that’s only a week away, hurray!

Earth, Air, Fire and Water can’t wait to meet you exclusively on the Nintendo Switch.

Curious about the Natsume Indies program? We’re currently accepting submissions. We’ll be talking about more Indies in the near future – be sure to stay tuned to our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to be the first to know~

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Announcing New Game+ Expo!

What to do when all the trade shows are cancelled and everyone’s inside? Go online, of course! We’re pleased to announce Natsume Inc’s participation in New Game+ Expo (NGPX) on June 23rd, 2020.

While we’re going to miss the face to face interactions with fans and the media, we’re excited to be participating in the newest online Expo, featuring oodles of great companies.
Here’s the list of companies that will be presenting:

  • Acttil
  • Aksys Games
  • Arc System Works America
  • Grasshopper Manufacture
  • GungHo Online Entertainment America
  • Idea Factory International
  • Inti Creates
  • Koei Tecmo America
  • Natsume Inc. (THAT’S US!)
  • NIS America, Inc.
  • Playism
  • Sega of America/Atlus West
  • SNK Corporation
  • Spike Chunsoft, Inc.
  • WayForward

Want to know more? Here’s some places you can do so…

NGPX Website

NGPX Twitch

NGPX Twitter

NGPX Instagram

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Classic Titles

Nintendo Switch Online Unleashes Wild Guns!

It’s time for Clint and Annie to jump back into the saddle, and if you’ve never experienced the arcade-style shooter WILD GUNS, now is the perfect time.

Steampunk and the Wild West clash for a memorable experience! The duo each has their own reasons for tracking down the Kid Gang, but no matter which character you play, they are going down.

Each character can jump, dive, and roll to get out of the way of the barrage of bullets enemies let fly – or shoot them down with their own gun! Watch for those “Look Out!” bubbles to dodge the toughest attacks.

Want to learn more about the Nintendo Switch Online program or sign up for a free trial? All the info is available here: https://www.nintendo.com/switch/online-service/

Looking for a modern take on the classic formula? Wild Guns RELOADED is available now on multiple plaforms:

Nintendo Switch
PC via Steam
PlayStation 4

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Natsume Indies

Natsume Indie Program: 2020 Submissions Open!

We’re excited to confirm submissions to the Natsume Indie Program are open once again! The Natsume Indie Program is a unique opportunity to partner with our company as an independent developers as we introduce creative, innovative games to a wider audience.

We’ve been publishing family friendly titles of all sizes and genres for over 20 years, and now’s your opportunity to tap into that wealth of knowledge with an established fanbase. We are honored to support and partner with developers around the world creating authentic experiences that are Serious Fun for gamers of all ages!

Think your game fits into our lineup? Awesome! We want to hear from YOU. Submission requirements can be found here: https://community.natsume.com/?page_id=72

Not a developer, but know someone who’s making an awesome game we should know about? Tag us in a tweet @Natsume_Inc or on Instagram @natsume.inc or send us a message on our Facebook page NatsumeInc.