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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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Sales

Natsume’s EVERYTHING is on Sale!

We’re doing our part and celebrating the #StayAtHome trend with a huge, HUGE, HUUUUUGE sale!

Every Natsume published game on PS4, Switch, 3DS, WiiU, Steam AND iOS is on sale right now. Android discounts begin May 1st~ Grab these incredible sales now through May 8th!

NORTH AMERICA

PlayStation 4

Harvest Moon: Save the Homeland

Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life Special Edition

Wild Guns Reloaded

Nintendo Switch

Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Special Edition, Bundle, and DLC

Harvest Moon: Mad Dash

Reel Fishing: Road Trip Adventure

Wild Guns Reloaded

Nintendo 3DS / WiiU

Harvest Moon: A New Beginning

Harvest Moon: Skytree Village

Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns

Hometown Story

A-Train 3D: City Simulator

Brave Tank Hero

Gotcha Racing

Reel Fishing Paradise

River City: Knights of Justice

River City: Rival Showdown

River City: Tokyo Rumble

Super Strike Beach Volleyball

Yumi’s Odd Odyssey

Alphadia Genesis

Brave Tank Hero

Ninja Strike: Dangerous Dash

EUROPE

PlayStation 4

Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life Special Edition

Harvest Moon: Save the Homeland

Reel Fishing: Road Trip Adventure

Wild Guns Reloaded

Nintendo Switch

Reel Fishing: Road Trip Adventure

Wild Guns Reloaded

Nintendo 3DS / WiiU

A-Train 3D: City Simulator

Brave Tank Hero

Gotcha Racing

River City: Knights of Justice

River City: Rival Showdown

River City: Tokyo Rumble

Super Strike Beach Volleyball

Alphadia Genesis

Brave Tank Hero

Ninja Strike: Dangerous Dash

WORLDWIDE

Steam

Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Special Edition

Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Special Edition DLC

Harvest Moon: Mad Dash

Reel Fishing: Road Trip Adventure

Wild Guns Reloaded

iOS

Harvest Moon: Light of Hope

Harvest Moon: Mad Dash

Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories

Android (Beginning May 1st)

Check back soon for a list of games!

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Sales

Sony’s Big in Japan Sale

Staying at home, but feeling the urge for a new game? We’re here to help! From April 24th through May 8th at 8am PT, every Natsume PS4 title is 50% off!

THE FULL LIST

Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Special Edition

Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Special Edition Game + DLC Bundle

Harvest Moon: Mad Dash

Reel Fishing: Road Trip Adventure

Wild Guns Reloaded

Harvest Moon: Save the Homeland

Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life Special Edition

Have you picked up one of these titles during the sale? Give us a tweet and let us know!

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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. We know this will disappoint fans, as it disappoints us. We appreciate your patience while we await a new release date.

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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eBay

New Auctions Have Arrived!

The Natsume Inc eBay Store is stocking two new keychain bundles you won’t want to miss 🙂

First is the Wild Guns Reloaded Switch bundle, for those who missed the original launch in April 2018 (Happy 2 year anniversary WGR~) See it right here.

Second up is the Harvest Moon: Mad Dash Squishy Sheep bundle – if you didn’t pick up this adorable, cuddly little lady now is the perfect time to snag your copy. Find it right here before they disappear!

Be sure you’re following the Natsume Inc eBay to discover all the new listings as they go live.

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News

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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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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News

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.

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Classic Titles Throwback Thursday

Legend of the River King (3DS VC)

For this week’s Throwback Thursday, we’re travelling back in time to 2013…

Originally released in November 1999, The Legend of the River King is a unique fishing RPG that offers two fantastic gameplay modes, putting your angling and survival skills to the test!

FISH MODE
Follow a young boy’s quest for the elusive Guardian Fish. Only with its magical powers can he save his sister from a mysterious illness. Choose a fishing spot from the quiet lakes to the raging rapids. Check the water conditions, and then select from a variety of fishing rods and tackle.
But watch out, because dangerous animals will attack you along the shores!

  • Stop at the local villages to sell your catch and restock supplies.
  • Rest at an inn before moving on to the next big bite.
  • Catch all 40 different species of fish to reveal new fishing spots!

RAISE MODE
Looking for a more relaxed experience? Try your hand at raising pet fish!

  • Keep your fishie happy by regularly checking its status
  • Clean the tank to ensure it stays healthy
  • Watch your new friend as it evolves into a different species!

Sounds like a lot of fun right? Good news: you can play Legend of the River King right now on your 3DS via the Virtual Console. Click here to learn more about the game or buy it directly from your 3DS console on the Nintendo eShop.

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Throwback Thursday

How Plushies Were Born

Did you know: plushies were intended to just be a one-time bonus to celebrate the first Harvest Moon game on PlayStation 2? It’s true!

Newcomers to the series may be surprised to know, only one plushie was ever planned, for a single Harvest Moon game: Save the Homeland. The little cow sat up and had four cute little legs, with an adorable pink collar! She was so popular that we almost didn’t have enough to cover pre-orders — a lesson we took to heart with future plushies.

Harvest Moon: Save the Homeland also had several notable differences from other titles in the Harvest Moon series, including being the first game on PS2, having a specific time limit, a heavy penalty for not carefully caring for animals, and no marriage.

If you haven’t jumped into this classic title, now’s the perfect time! The game is available now in both North America and PAL territories on the PSN: Click here to learn more and buy Save the Homeland

Did you play Save the Homeland? If so, let us know which of the nine endings you completed the game with on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!