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8:00 AM on 04.20.2014

How Legend of Zelda and Sim City influenced the Harvest Moon series

Did You Know Gaming's latest video is all about Harvest Moon. One of the biggest things I learned here is that the series started life after series creator Yasuhiro Wada moved to Tokyo from the countryside. He would regularl...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

12:30 PM on 10.09.2013

New 3DS Harvest Moon game coming to Japan next year

Get ready for more farm fun as the latest issue of Famitsu has revealed that a new Harvest Moon will come to the 3DS in Japan in February. ANN (scan at 0taku) says that the new game Bokujō Monogatari: Tsunagaru Shin...

Dale North

9:00 AM on 10.05.2013

Hometown Story sells its wares on 3DS this October

Hometown Story is coming to market on October 22 for Nintendo 3DS in North America, Natsume has announced. A simulation role-playing game directed by Harvest Moon creator Yasuhiro Wada, the title features a premise simil...

Kyle MacGregor

1:00 AM on 09.13.2013

Harvest Moon is better than cow poopoo all over your face

Did you know cows can have explosive diarrhea? I didn't know that until I saw this ad for Harvest Moon: A New Beginning. Thanks for enlightening us with this informational video, Marvelous AQL! [Thanks, Dave!]

Hamza CTZ Aziz

6:17 AM on 06.13.2013

Set up shop with Harvest Moon creator's Hometown Story

Last year, former Destructoid editor Chad Concelmo and I spoke with Harvest Moon creator Yasuhiro Wada about his latest game, codenamed "Project Happiness." Hoping to take the lifestyle sim to the next level, he envisioned a ...

Tony Ponce

1:30 PM on 06.12.2013

Rune Factory 4 is pleasantly complex

Attending E3 has given me the chance to try out some games I normally wouldn't think of picking up - Rune Factory 4 being one of them. I always considered the Rune Factory series to be a Harvest Moon imitator until I gave it ...

Caitlin Cooke

7:00 PM on 05.14.2013

Harvest Moon GBC takes root on 3DS eShop this week

Harvest Moon for the Game Boy Color is coming to the Nintendo 3DS eShop in North America this week, Natsume has announced. The second title in the prolific farming sim role-playing game series, Harvest Moon GB was initia...

Kyle MacGregor



My ultimate gaming tradition of Old School Day photo
My ultimate gaming tradition of Old School Day
by Taylor Stein

Gamers are a diverse breed. From PC aficionados and console fanatics, to retro devotees and casual admirers, there is no one-size-fits-all model of videogame hobbyist. Though we possess many differences, like game preferences, level of devotion, and platform of choice, we can all unite under a common flag of shared interest. There is one event, however, that my family celebrates. A monthly tradition that I believe just about every gaming fan can appreciate. I call it Old School Day.

Old School, Retro, or Classic Day as the name suggests, is a celebration of your personal gaming past. This holiday of sorts should not be compared to the feeling on Christmas morning or the anticipation of New Years Eve, Old School Day is simply in a league of its own. Whether you have been hooked on virtual adventures since childhood, or if you're a current-gen convert, the first experiences that characterize an activity like gaming are special and worthy of remembrance.

Exactly how the gaming festivity is commemorated is completely up to you. There is one stipulation, however, simply that a hectic work week, argument with the misses, and any other stressor of life takes a back seat for a few hours in pursuit of videogame nostalgia.

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10:00 AM on 03.08.2013

Harvest Moon: Gritty Reboot goes back to nature

Gritty reboots are all the rage these days. Recently, we have seen the release of Battleship, Hansel and Gretel, Jack the Giant Slayer, and more. Once Hollywood runs out of comic books, fairy tales, and board games to b...

Darren Nakamura

11:45 AM on 03.04.2013

Harvest Moon creator's new game, Hometown Story

Remember Project Happiness from last E3? Last year's tease from Harvest Moon creator Yasuhiro Wada has its official title now: Hometown Story.  Famitsu has the full story from Wada himself. He says that the game is nearl...

Dale North

2:45 PM on 02.11.2013

Relive glorious Harvest Moon memories with Stardew Valley

Stardew Valley is a farming simulator similar to Harvest Moon on PC, that's currently waiting on a successful Steam Greenlight campaign. It'll feature online support for up to four people (drop-in and out), as well as full s...

Chris Carter





7:30 PM on 01.31.2013

XSEED localizing every Japanese game ever

Killer is Dead isn't the only bun in XSEED's oven. The publisher has a whole lot more in store for those with a predilection for all that is obscure and Japanese in the world. First on the docket is Ys I & II Ch...

Kyle MacGregor

4:30 PM on 08.28.2012

Holy Cow: Harvest Moon: A New Beginning anniversary ed.

To celebrate the 15th anniversary of Harvest Moon in North America, Natsume is bringing out an anniversary edition of upcoming 3DS game Harvest Moon: A New Beginning. This anniversary edition features a huge twelve inch Harve...

Dale North

1:00 PM on 07.03.2012

Harvest Moon inspired by violent videogames

Harvest Moon creator Yasuhiro Wada has revealed the driving inspiration for his charming, non-threatening, family friendly games -- violence. According to the developer, the wealth of violent videogames on the market dri...

Jim Sterling



E3: Interview: Yasuhiro Wada on 'Project Happiness' photo
E3: Interview: Yasuhiro Wada on 'Project Happiness'
by Chad Concelmo

Interviewing the creator of the Harvest Moon series was one of my highlights of E3. In fact, it may have been the highlight. Yasuhiro Wada is an amazing, talented person with an unbelievably refreshing attitude about videogames.

Sitting down with him, we talked about his favorite Harvest Moon game, his thoughts on the first-person shooters flooding the market, and, most importantly, his brand new, secret project: codenamed "Project Happiness."

I seriously love this guy.

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6:00 PM on 09.11.2011

Grasshopper loses two visionaries

Last year Yasuhiro Wada and Yoshiro Kimura, creators of Harvest Moon and Little King's Story, respectively, joined Suda51's Grasshopper Manufacture. It was an exciting addition to the company. Both producers had previously be...

Fraser Brown