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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
For this week’s Throwback Thursday, we’re travelling back in time to 2014…
Swing from a fishing line, but watch out above and below – you never know what strange creatures might be waiting to pounce on you!
Yumi’s Odd Odyssey is a game unlike any other: using nothing but a fishing line and sheer ingenuity, this young lady (and her companions) must navigate up and down levels full of peril, defeat challenging bosses, and discover hidden exits. Oh, and did we mention her line is EXTRA springy, too?
Master Yumi’s fishing line to find secret items and hidden exits!
Use the Ranking feature to see how your high score compares against other players worldwide!
Fight freaky fish and other bizarre enemies, including huge bosses!
Before you’ll know it, you’ll be a master at exploration — and fall hook, line, and thinker in love with Yumi’s Odd Odyssey!