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Review: River City: Tokyo Rumble

River City Ransom was probably one of the best, most overlooked games on the NES, but remains a favorite for those who've played it since its release back in 1989. Combining a traditional beat-'em-up with the economy and stat growth of...   read

 
 
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Rule River City next month on the 3DS

It was just a few months ago Natsume confirmed it was bringing River City: Tokyo Rumble to the US and Europe, and now we know when we'll be able to get our hands on it. The publisher confirmed on Twitter the game will release in both t...   read

 
 
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Gather 'round everyone, it's time to viciously judge the new Harvest Moon: Skytree Village trailer

I don't know if I like Harvest Moon: Skytree Village, but I certainly don't hate it. At least, not yet. A trailer released for E3 today offers a first look at the world and mechanics of the upcoming 3DS game. A word of advice before yo...   read

 
 
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Harvest Moon: Skytree Village announced for 3DS

Looks like I won't be getting rid of my 3DS anytime soon, because if there's one series that'll make me suffer through terrible battery life and tiny screens, it's Harvest Moon. Natsume has announced that the longtime farming series is retu...   read

 
 
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Natsume announces the return of the Wild Guns series

Of all the series Natsume could resurrect! Back in 1994, a little old game called Wild Guns was released on the SNES, and took many members of the gaming community by storm. As one of their most beloved titles it's been re-released on the V...   read

 
 
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River City: Tokyo Rumble is coming west

Natsume has announced plans to publish River City: Tokyo Rumble on western shores. Originally released for Nintendo 3DS as Nekketsu Kōha Kunio-Kun SP: Rantō Kyōsōkyoku in 2013, the beat-'em-up is one of the more rec...   read

 
 
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Review: Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories

I've been religiously playing Harvest Moon games for more than half my life. The addiction started when my dad bought Harvest Moon: Back to Nature for our PlayStation back in 2002. I remember racing home every day to play it after spending...   read

 
 
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Don't expect to see anymore Game Boy games on the 3DS Virtual Console

Nintendo is generally pretty guarded when it comes to the inner workings of the Virtual Console service, but publisher Natsume has been incredibly open, dishing out insight time and time again over the past few years. This time it is enligh...   read

 
 
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Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories is barely a video game

Today at E3 I went to play the new Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories on iOS at the Natsume booth. The entire iOS demo took me six minutes to play through. Walking to the booth took me considerably longer. I tapped on locations to move to them...   read

 
 
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Harvest Moon comes to Wii U, PC with Seeds of Memories

The Harvest Moon series is coming to Wii U and PC for the first time with the upcoming Seeds of Memories, developer Natsume announced today. Seeds of Memories draws from the almost 20 years old original, "to evoke the feeling of a classic H...   read

 
 


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Obscure Video Games: Hachiemon

Hachiemon is not nearly as weird as it looks. Natsume and Namco unleashed this GBA game onto the people of Japan back in 2003, perhaps as their response to Kirby. The character, however, was created in 1995 as the mascot for the Kansai Tele...   read

 
 
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Covers for Yumi's Odd Odyssey offer some slight variations

There's an important rule in the entertainment industry: Know your audience. For the PS Vita version of Yumi's Odd Odyssey set to arrive in April in Japan, it appears this philosophy is being followed pretty closely. See if you can spot wha...   read

 
 
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Lufia: The Legend Returns comes to 3DS this week

Lufia: The Legend Returns, the third entry in Neverland's RPG franchise, hits the 3DS eShop in North America this Thursday, January 15, Natsume announced today. The role-playing game debuted on Game Boy Color in 2001, and came to the Virtua...   read

 
 
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Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley sprouts November 4

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 o...   read

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

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 trailer, and i...   read

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

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 information sheds som...   read

 
 
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So what the hell is happening with Harvest Moon?

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 farming simulation...   read

 
 
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Natsume's E3 2014 lineup sure is a lineup

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 property for good ...   read

 
 
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Natsume announces Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley for 3DS

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 Harvest Moon: The Los...   read

 
 
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Natsume unveiling three Nintendo games at E3

[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 next week's ev...   read

 
 
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Bust-a-Move 4 bobbles over to PSN next week

Earlier this month, Nastume announced it would be bringing Taito's Bust-a-Move 4 on PlayStation Network this spring. We didn't get a specific release date back then, but the latest episode of the PlayStation Blogcas...   read

 
 
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Natsume's End of Serenity is a PSN-exclusive classic JRPG

The retro JRPG aesthetic is infinitely appealing to me, and Natsume and Kemco hope you'll feel the same way with the upcoming End of Serenity. It's a love letter to the 16-bit era with traditional undertones set for a North American release...   read

 
 
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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 regularly reminisce abo...   read

 
 
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Bust-a-Move 4 busting out on PSN this spring

Ready to get your Bust-a-Move 4 on? Are you just aching for more Natsume games in your life? Do you just hate bubbles and want to pop them? Rejoice! The fourth Puzzle Bobble game is poised to hit the PlayStation Network this spring. You'll ...   read

 
 
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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 the 3DS. The lat...   read

 
 
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