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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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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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Cosmic Defenders 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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Cosmic Defenders 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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Announcing Harvest Moon: One World!

The latest entry into the long-running Harvest Moon franchise has been revealed, and it’s bigger and better than ever.

Harvest Moon: One World features a brand new way to explore a sprawling Harvest Moon world, and melds together the traditional hard work gameplay with the modern playstyle both young and veteran farmers have come to fall in love with.

Developed by Natsume, we’re excited to reveal Rising Star Games will once again be publishing in PAL territories, and distribution will be handled by Nintendo of Europe. We’re excited to be continuing our twenty year partnership with them.

Can you imagine a world without tomatoes, strawberries, or even cabbage? That’s the situation players will find themselves in in the latest entry in the Harvest Moon series. Only an old book gives hints of what once was… Buoyed by a mysterious discovery, however, players will find themselves setting out on an adventure that spans not only their hometown but the whole world! What kind of people and places await? From the gorgeous beaches of Halo Halo to the snowy mountains of Salmiakki, there’s literally an entire world to explore!

Fledgling and veteran farmhands will explore a world filled with new faces, unique locations, and manage their burgeoning farm within an all-new engine and updated graphics.

Harvest Moon: One World will be launching in 2020, so be sure to stay tuned to all our social media channels for your opportunity to learn more!

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Cosmic Defenders Natsume Indies News

Cosmic Defenders – Release Date Change

Greeting Earthlings!

While we were excited to previously announce a release date and additional information for our upcoming Natsume Indies title, we have an update to share today. But first, some new screenshots for you to enjoy, including the first boss stage we’re revealing!

Due to the general slowdown and unique situation we all our experiencing during the current health crisis, Cosmic Defenders will not be releasing this April. Instead it will launch on June 11th.

If you missed it, the solo creator behind Cosmic Defenders Henry Fernández was recently interviewed at Nintendo Life!
He also posted a column at Gamasutra discussing how to choose a publisher as an indie developer.

Interested in learning more about the Natsume Indies program, or want to submit your own game for consideration? Check here for more info!

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Harvest Moon: Mad Dash Demo Arrives!

If you haven’t already taken the dive into the world of frantic farming, now is the perfect time to take our newest puzzling addition to the Harvest Moon franchise for a spin!

That’s right – a new demo has arrived for Harvest Moon: Mad Dash, exclusively on Nintendo Switch!

You can download this demo beginning today right from the eShop on your Switch. Search for Mad Dash by name, or check out the list of games with demos.

Happy dashing!

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Cosmic Defenders Natsume Indies News

Cosmic Defenders Release Date

Are you ready to save the universe? We hope so, because Cosmic Defenders now has an official release date of April 28th!

Our first title under the Natsume Indie Program, which partners the company with independent developers around the world to introduce creative, innovative games to a wider audience!

Cosmic Defenders is a 2D fast-paced revolving shooter about a group of unconventional heroes using the power of nature to stop chaotic aliens from taking over the universe. Cooperate with other guardians, protect the galaxy from the wicked, and restore peace in three game modes: story mode, survival mode, and versus mode.

Did you know?  Cosmic Defenders comes from a one-man dev hailing from Venezuela! We’re also launching the game worldwide – North America, PAL territories, and Japan too~

MULTIPLE GAMEPLAY MODS

  • 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. Players can advance through over 96 levels, each with unique challenges and ways to play.
  • Survival mode lets players enjoy new levels every time they play to collect coins to purchase outfits with skill buffs.
  • Versus mode lets players compete against each other, rather than aliens, because Defenders need to train too!

We’ll be revealing plenty of info and screenshots for Cosmic Defenders prior to its launch next month on April 28th! Be sure you’re watching Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and right here on our Community blog for plenty of sneak peeks.

Interested in learning more about the Natsume Indies program? Click here!

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Natsume and COVID-19

Hello to all our fans all around the world!

We know you’re probably a little tired of hearing what companies are doing in regards to the current world health situation, so we’ll keep this short and sweet (and include a lot of cat pics) 😉

First and foremost, all the Natsume staff is healthy and working from home, though sometimes having fuzzy coworkers can be a little troublesome!

California is currently under shelter-in-place, but this will not drastically affect our work, and we continue to commit to our motto of “Make Everyone Happy!” even in sad times.

Our coworkers are a little furrier, but they’re oh, SO helpful in helping us get done everything we’d normally do at the office!

While we’re supportive of the cancellation of many industry events like E3 and other conventions, we’re sad not to connect fans and the press from far and wide who come to see our booth every year. But we’re also looking forward to many exciting announcements in the coming months.

If you haven’t heard the news, Harvest Moon: Mad Dash has arrived on iOS and Android!

We’re also excited for fans to get to play Cosmic Defenders when it launches in the near future on Nintendo Switch.

We’ll be updating our Community site with all sorts of interesting news, screenshots, announcements, and trivia! We wish everyone the best of health during this stressful time, and we can’t wait to hear your thoughts on our upcoming 2020 lineup.

PS: These aren’t multiple photos of the same kitty. Between all the Natsume staffers, we have four black cats!

We hope you’ve enjoyed the pictures of all our adorable bewhiskered co-workers.