Wednesday, 4 June 2014
News: Natsume Continues Harvest Moon
Natsume is continuing the Harvest Moon series on its own with Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley.
With MAQL passing on the localising responsibilities to XSEED, Natsume were left out in the cold but as they own the IP name in the west - an internally developed game is due to be shown at E3 which will carry the Harvest Moon name. Some snippets from the PR message:
The game will have a “three-dimensional setting” & a fully customisable world, allowing players to customise their fields in any way. “Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley is truly evolving the franchise,” said Natsume president and CEO Hiro Maekawa. “Hardcore fans will love it, players who haven’t played a Harvest Moon game in a while will want to try it out, and new players will be introduced to the unique and charming world that is Harvest Moon" “But the incredibly exciting thing that really elevates the game is that while it does get back to what everyone loves about the early games, it also innovates in a way that no Harvest Moon game ever has.”
Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley is set to launch later in the year on 3DS.