Save the homeland, save the dream
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Western release of the original Harvest Moon game, developer Natsume has announced Harvest Moon: Light of Hope for PlayStation 4, the first Harvest Moon game to grace a Sony platform since the excellently-named Harvest Moon: Boy & Girl launched on the PSP back in 2007...
The best barn none?
Poor old Harvest Moon's had its thunder stolen by Stardew Valley somewhat, hasn't it? A Wonderful Life launched as a PS2 Classic on the PlayStation 4 this week, and we captured the super slow first 15 minutes so that you can see how it looks on Sony's new-gen console. It's definitely dated, but it's got a certain charm don't you...
PS2 Classic arrives on PS4
Poor old Harvest Moon – we'd be doing cartwheels over the re-release of A Wonderful Life on the PlayStation 4 as a PlayStation 2 Classic if it hadn't been gazumped by Stardew Valley. As it happens, this isn't quite the hype-inducing release that Natsume perhaps may have been hoping for. Nevertheless,
A wonderful life?
Natsume may be a little late bringing Harvest Moon to the PlayStation 4, as spiritual successor Stardew Valley is already out. That said, the ESRB has rated Harvest Moon: Save the Homeland and Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life Special Edition for Sony'
Utterly insane PlayStation 2 snogging simulator Chulip is set to get a re-release, if an ESRB rating is to be believed. The loopy love ‘em up originally released in North America back in 2007 – almost five years after it first debuted in Japan. The adventure game – which was eventually brought overseas by Natsume – sees you stomping...
27th September in North America
Natsume has announced its PlayStation Move-compatible farming RPG (yes really) Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny will see release on 27th September all across North America. The release marks the first time the Rune Factory series has appeared on PS3, and the first time Natsume has released a farming title on a home...
Move's longest adventure yet?
Natsume has confirmed its PS3 version of Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny (formerly Rune Factory: Oceans) will be fully playable at E3 next week. While little new information was given in the announcement, we expect to see a multitude of screenshots, videos and hands-on reports during E3's run from 7th to 9th June. The...
As we rumoured last week, North American publisher Natsume has just confirmed the latest RPG off-shoot from the Harvest Moon franchise will be coming to the region later this year. The newly named Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny (formerly Rune Factory: Oceans) was announced over at Siliconera
Natsume's bringing lots of titles to E3, but one of those games is yet to be announced
According to Siliconera, the "highly anticipated Wii and PlayStation 3" title might be a localisation of Rune Factory Oceans. We, err, we don't really know much about Rune Factory Oceans, but the commenters on Siliconera are literally flipping out with excitement. Good news?
Farming comes to PS3 at last
Harvest Moon's RPG spin-off series Rune Factory has been a Nintendo-only affair in the West so far, but Japanese PS3 owners have recently got to grips with Rune Factory: Oceans. So far there's been no word on a Western translation for the HD, Move-enabled farming RPG, but Natsume has just dropped a fairly big hint the...
Rising Star Games has confirmed that the PSP farm 'em up, Harvest Moon: Hero Of Leaf Valley, will hit European PSPs this year
It's a typical Harvest Moon affair, with inhabitants of Leaf Valley working together to save the dwelling from ruin. Naturally you'll be growing crops, raising animals, and earning the trust of the locals. The game's due this "Winter", but Rising Star wouldn't be..
Afrika is finally out in the USA
The game hasn't really been treated with the respect it deserves (hey, even if it's rubbish, worse games get better treatment) after Sony only released the snap-em-up in Japan, despite interest from around the world. Natsume have handled the game's port (kudos to them) and basically announced out of the blue today that the game is out in the US."We are very..
Thank goodness Afrika is coming out
We know it probably won't be everyone's cup of tea, but it something we wanted on store shelves to at the very least try for ourselves. We get really bored with the "typical" releases y'see. With Natsume releasing the game in America - no word on Europe yet - at the very least we know there'll be an English language version of the photography game..
Speaking with Siliconera, Graham Markay - the VP of Natsume, who are publishing Sony's Afrika in North America - has confirmed that one of the few tweaks being made to the game is trophy support
When prompted for changes he responded:First and foremost there is going to be a trophy system, which wasnt in the Asian release or Japanese release. There have been other suggestions from us and other..
Sony's snap-em-up edutainment photography title Afrika has finally gotten a Western publisher in Natsume
It was thought National Geographic Games would publish the title but the game had dropped off the radar in recent months. Until today an IGN article has built our Afrika hype all over again. There's no release date as of yet but hopefully E3 will bring word.