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Story of Seasons contest photo
Courtesy of XSEED Games
[Update: The contest has ended and the winner is projectnew! Congratulations!] Story of Seasons is now available on Nintendo 3DS in North America, and we're celebrating its release with an awesome giveaway. The lovely fo... read feature

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For every sim, there is a season
As a fan of both casual and intermediate simulation and farming games, the Harvest Moon series has always been a mainstay for me. I grew up on several different iterations of the Natsume-published entries beginning with Harve... read feature

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Story of Seasons

XSEED harvests Story of Seasons on March 31


A Harvest Moon by any other name still smells like farm
Feb 12
Story of Seasons takes root in North America on March 31, XSEED Games announced today. The Nintendo 3DS farming simulator is the latest entry in the Bokujo Monogatari series, which previously was localized under the... read
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Harvest Moon 3DS

Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley sprouts November 4


Farm fresh!
Oct 09
Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley launches November 4, Natsume announced today. The 3DS farming simulator marks the first occasion Natsume has internally developed a Harvest Moon title. All previous entries in the series came as localizations of Marvelous' Bokujō Monogatari franchise, the latest of which is coming west this winter as Story of Seasons. Natsume [Twitter] read
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PoPoLoCrois

PoPoLoCrois Farm Story's farm elements are more of a side quest


Fight and farm to save the world
Sep 10
In a recent issue of Famitsu magazine, more details were revealed about Marvelous' new game that combines the popular anime/manga franchise PoPoLoCrois and Harvest Moon, PoPoLoCrois Farm Story. PoPoLoCrois Farm Story is to be... read
PoPoLoCrois x HM photo
PoPoLoCrois x HM

You got your PoPoLoCrois in my Harvest Moon!


So many confusing naming conventions
Sep 03
PoPoLoCrois will be fusing with Harvest Moon for PoPoLoCrois Farm Story. The game will feature several characters from the PoPoLoCrois series, and the protagonist will be Prince Pietro. In addition to command-based RPG battle... read
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Harvest Moon

Here's the Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley trailer you wanted


Natsume got it (mostly) right, at least
Jun 18
Just the other day I brought you the "trailer" for XSEED's Story of Seasons, where many of you were concerned with what's going on with Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley. It looks like Natsume's finally come out with an official... read
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Story of Seasons

Story of Seasons gets one of the lamest trailers of all time


This trailer needs some definite work
Jun 16
Story of Seasons and Natsume's Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley (full story on that debacle here) are undoubtedly two games that I'm looking forward to play on my 3DS the most, but with trailers like these, it's as if XSEED jus... read
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Harvest Moon

Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley's '3D' aspects explained


I'm not entirely sure I'd call this 3D
Jun 11
After that strange Harvest Moon/Story of Seasons debacle that Kyle so kindly set straight for us, it's good to see more details emerging regarding the actual branded Harvest Moon release, The Lost Valley. The game's E3 inform... read
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A rose by any other name
A lot of folks seem pretty confused about what's going on with Harvest Moon. And that's perfectly understandable, because it's a tad complicated. Please allow me to try to explain the situation. XSEED recently announced a far... read feature

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Natsume at E3

Natsume's E3 2014 lineup sure is a lineup


Harvest Moon, End of Serenity, and Alphadia Genesis lead the pack
Jun 05
Natsume has announced its complete E3 roster for next week, and while it's got a few high points, it's not impressing me too much. It's a strange mishmash of handheld games and iOS releases with a stray PSP game and Wii U pro... read
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Harvest Moon!

Natsume announces Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley for 3DS


Find out more at E3!
Jun 03
Well, that didn't take long. Shortly after teasing a trio of projects for Nintendo platforms, Natsume has announced it's bringing Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley to Nintendo 3DS in North America. Here's the synopsis: In Harves... read
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Natsume

Natsume unveiling three Nintendo games at E3


What ever could they be?
Jun 03
[Update: One of the games is Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley for Nintendo 3DS] Natsume will reveal three new games for Nintendo platforms at E3 2014, the Harvest Moon distributor divulged while detailing its plans for... read
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Story of Seasons

New Harvest Moon being localized as Story of Seasons


Coming to 3DS this winter
May 30
Call it stereotypical of me if you will, but I'm a huge fan of Harvest Moon and its spinoffs -- even the wannabe games. That's why I'm so excited to see Story of Seasons releasing via XSEED this upcoming winter. After 18 year... read
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How Legend of Zelda and Sim City influenced the Harvest Moon series


Harvest Moon 64 was Wada's favorite
Apr 20
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... read
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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

Hometown Story sells its wares on 3DS this October


Harvest Moon spin-offs incoming!
Oct 05
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... 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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XSEED

Rune Factory 4 is pleasantly complex


'Harvest Moon on steroids'
Jun 12
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 ... read
Harvest Moon 3DS eShop photo
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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Screw beer pong, hand me that controller
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... read feature

Harvest Moon reboot photo
Harvest Moon reboot

Harvest Moon: Gritty Reboot goes back to nature


Like Batman Begins but with farming
Mar 08
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... 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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Stardew Valley

Relive glorious Harvest Moon memories with Stardew Valley


Brand new trailer sheds some light on the indie PC project
Feb 11
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... read
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XSEED

XSEED localizing every Japanese game ever


Localization firm announces four more games for 2013
Jan 31
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... 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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Harvest Moon inspired by violent videogames


Jul 03
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... read
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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 videogam... read feature

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Grasshopper loses two visionaries


Sep 11
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... read






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