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A charming timesink
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... read feature

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New 3DS Harvest Moon game coming to Japan next year


Yes. More!
Oct 09
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... read
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Harvest Moon is better than cow poopoo all over your face


Probably
Sep 13
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!] read
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Hometown Story

Set up shop with Harvest Moon creator's Hometown Story


C'mon, get happy!
Jun 13
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 ... read
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Harvest Moon 3DS eShop

Harvest Moon GBC takes root on 3DS eShop this week


Portable potatoes
May 14
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... read
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Rune Factory

GDC: Rune Factory development resisted by Marvelous, fans


A franchise that almost never happened
Mar 27
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 ... read
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Harvest Moon creator's new game, Hometown Story


Coming to North America this year
Mar 04
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... read
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Natsume to bring Carnage Hearts EXA to North America


Oct 10
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 ... read
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Holy Cow: Harvest Moon: A New Beginning anniversary ed.


Aug 28
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... read
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Natsume's PlayStation Plus game sale: up to 75% off


Aug 24
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... read
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Live show: Rune Factory on Mash Tactics


Nov 07
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... read
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Rune Factory takes to the open seas in Tides of Destiny


Oct 11
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 ... read
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E3: Natsume's line-up announced


Jun 01
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... read
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Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny coming to US on PS3, Wii


May 16
Fans of the Rune Factory series have been waiting some time to hear if the latest release in the series, Rune Factory: Oceans would see release outside of Japan. Finally, some good news on that front. In a statement... read
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Get your ghostly groove on this May with Gabrielle


Apr 20
It probably won't win game of the year awards, but maybe it'll get a "Title of the Year" nod: Gabrielle's Ghostly Groove: Monster Mix. Announced by Natsume today, it's a WiiWare "dance adventure" that has cutesy little Gabri... read
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Rune Factory 3 has gone gold, releases November 9th


Oct 07
This news may not be exciting to most of you, but I'm the one who gets to write the blog posts and I love Rune Factory. So it pleases me to let you know that Rune Factory 3: A Fantasy Harvest Moon is all finished up and ... read
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Harvest Moon comes to the iPhone with Frantic Farming


Aug 07
Natsume have apparently decided to join the iPhone gold rush by announcing their first iPhone game, Harvest Moon: Frantic Farming. The game boasts both a Mission and Score Attack mode and appears to challenge the player to cr... read






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