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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...

 
 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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 ...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
 
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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 ...

 
 
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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...

 
 
 
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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 seemingly endless sup...

 
 
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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 Tenchi (R...

 
 
 
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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 small town wher...

 
 
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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 initially released on...

 
 




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