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    4:00 PM on 03.28.2014

    Review: Yumi's Odd Odyssey

    We truly live in a magnificent era when it comes to portables. Games we would have never imagined seeing the light of day are localized, and indies are thriving with the combination of the eShop and low development costs of t...

    Chris Carter

    9:00 AM on 03.07.2014

    Yumi's Odd Odyssey finally has a North American release date

    If you aren't a fan of Japanese games, odds are you haven't heard of Yumi's Odd Odyssey. But for everyone else, Umihara Kawase (as it's known in Japan) is a series platform games that has been around since 1994 -- b...

    Chris Carter

    5:15 PM on 10.17.2013

    Review: Rune Factory 4

    Some have compared Rune Factory to Animal Crossing. There are a few similarities between Nintendo's charming world and Natsume's flagship title. For one, they both suck you in and manage to somehow entertain with their seemin...

    Dale North

    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

    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

    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

    11:00 PM on 03.27.2013

    GDC: Rune Factory development resisted by Marvelous, fans

    Apparently development staff and even Harvest Moon fans didn't see the need to add combat to the farming formula. Marvelous AQ Executive Officer/CCO Yoshifumi Hashimoto shared at a panel this morning that he didn't have many ...

    Jayson Napolitano

    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

    6:00 PM on 10.10.2012

    Natsume to bring Carnage Hearts EXA to North America

    If you're into robots and tactical strategy, the gang at Natsume have something they'd like you to have a look at. After skipping the North American market for the last three games in the series, one of the more obscure/rare ...

    Conrad Zimmerman

    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

    11:15 AM on 08.24.2012

    Natsume's PlayStation Plus game sale: up to 75% off

    If you're a PlayStation Plus member, now's a good time to pump up your game library. Natsume has discounted many of their titles to celebrate Harvest Moon's 15th anniversary, so you should go...harvest some of them! Adventur...

    Dale North

    6:00 PM on 08.01.2012

    Pre-order Harvest Moon: A New Beginning, get a yak

    The noble yak, one of nature's finest and most beautiful creatures, can now be yours in plushie form. Natsume is offering one of these adorable stuffed yaks with every GameStop pre-order bonus of Harvest Moon: A New Beginning...

    Holly Green

    5:30 PM on 11.07.2011

    Live show: Rune Factory on Mash Tactics

    Today, Mash Tactics is jumping into the world of Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny. This Harvest Moon spin-off takes adventure to the seas, trading farm tools for weapons at times. Rune Factory veteran, and neighboring Twitch TV...

    Bill Zoeker

    8:30 PM on 10.11.2011

    Rune Factory takes to the open seas in Tides of Destiny

    The newest Rune Factory, for the Wii and PS3 is out today. Tides of Destiny takes place on an island, and will allow players to travel the open seas in search of adventure, enemies and plots of farmable land. Tides will cost ...

    Victoria Medina

    2:20 PM on 06.01.2011

    E3: Natsume's line-up announced

    Natsume has sent along their E3 floor line-up this morning. They say they'll be showing off 4 games for the July 7-9 event: Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny for the PlayStation 3 and Wii, Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns for...

    Dale North