Natsume explains spelling error of company’s name on Harvest Moon 64 title screen
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When Harvest Moon 64 originally came out many years ago, it came with a bit of a noticeable spelling mistake. On the title screen, Natsume’s name was written as “Natume”.
The error has been back in the news due to the recent release of Harvest Moon 64 on the Wii U Virtual Console. In its latest “State of the Farm” update, Natsume thought it would make sense to explain why it happened in the first place.
“With the recent release of Harvest Moon 64 on the Wii U Virtual Console in both North America and Europe, let’s answer that one important question everyone has been talking about for 17 years: What’s up with the spelling of ‘Natume’ on the title screen in Harvest Moon 64?!
Harvest Moon: Skytree Village update out now (version 2.00)
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Harvest Moon: Skytree Village has received another new patch. Upon updating your game, it’ll be at version 2.00.
Natsume says of the patch:
*The Harvest God and the Harvest Goddess have gotten together and used their magical power to ease the severity of all storms and other conditions which are damaging to crops.
*If you haven’t already grabbed Patch 1.02, all of the changes from the previous patch are now rolled into Patch 2.00 – just one download needed for all the fixes.
Natsume kicking off Harvest Moon 20th anniversary plans next month, news on other games coming
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Harvest Moon is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Way back in June 1997, the first game in the series was released.
Fans can look forward to some Harvest Moon news beginning next month. Also, Natsume will be making some announcements about other titles for 2017 “in the coming weeks and months.”
Natsume announces new Harvest Moon: Skytree Village DLC
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Natsume announced three new DLC packs for Harvest Moon: Skytree Village today. Players can nab new bachelor and bachelorette character packs on January 24, followed by a Harvest Sprite Statue on February 14.
Here’s the full rundown:
“The new male marriageable candidate is Edmond, a grand mage, who trained both Gareth and Tabitha, and whose knowledge of the world far exceeds either of them. Despite this, he is rather calm and introspective in comparison to the slightly arrogant Gareth and boisterous Tabitha. He has returned to the land of the Harvest Goddess after some time, but what brought him back? Is there some sort of deeper secret he hides within? Also included in this DLC is a statue of the beautiful Harvest Goddess!
The new female marriageable candidate is Nova, a kind and strong-willed girl who showed up in Skytree Village, yet how she got there is a bit of a tale in itself. Her father is a human from the surface world, while her mother is of the tribe of Gorgan from the Underworld Kingdom. Since she was raised in the dark and damp underground mines of the Underworld, the surface world is still a bit strange and confusing to her. Help her learn the ways of the surface dwellers! This DLC also includes a statue of the eccentric creator, Doc!
Available on February 14th, for free, players can beautify their farm with this fantastic DLC set featuring the Harvest Sprite Statue and Harvest Goddess’ Pergola! Once downloaded, these two new buildings will be added to players’ Insta-Buildings list. What’s more, the Harvest Goddess’ Pergola comes in a variety of different colors!”
For those looking for DLC right now, the Farm Decorations Set is available for free, adding new types of walls.
As for the upcoming content, the New Male and Female Character sets will cost $2.99 each. The Harvest Sprite Statue and Harvest Goddess Pergola will be free.
Source: Natsume PR
Harvest Moon: Skytree Village update out now (version 1.01)
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Natsume has brought out a new patch for Harvest Moon: Skytree Village. After applying version 1.01, changes to Dean’s fertilizer stock will be implemented, plus more. Natsume is also paving the way for upcoming DLC.
The full patch notes for version 1.1 are as follows:
River City: Tokyo Rumble: another Limited Edition Kunio Keychain restock will be happening soon at Amazon
Natsume is announcing a third restock of River City: Tokyo Rumble game + keychain bundle. They are currently being shipped to Amazon and will be sold as soon as the popular site stocks them. Of course, these copies will be limited again, so follow Natsume on Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr or Facebook to catch this bundle quickly while it’s still available, because they will announce it through social media.
Natsume planning “a few surprises” for Harvest Moon’s 20th anniversary
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Harvest Moon is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. In an annual note from Natsume president Hiro Maekawa, it was teased that “a few surprises” are in store for the occasion.
Harvest Moon: Skytree Village ended up on 3DS towards the end of last year. Maekawa says the game performed “extremely well” from a physical and digital standpoint.
River City: Tokyo Rumble also came out for 3DS last year. “Fans have been extremely appreciative to us for bringing back this cult classic, and hopefully we will be able to do more in the future,” Maekawa mentioned.
You can read Maekawa’s full message here.
Harvest Moon: Skytree Village Limited Edition unboxing video
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Harvest Moon: Skytree Village came out a few weeks ago, but we never actually got a proper look at the limited edition. We’re fixing that now with the following unboxing video from Nintendo Chit Chat:
River City: Tokyo Rumble with Limited Edition Kunio Keychain available again on Amazon
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Natsume said it would be restocking the River City: Tokyo Rumble with Limited Edition Kunio Keychain this month, and now the publisher has followed through on that. It’s back up on Amazon here. Orders can be placed now, but the item ships on November 29. Also note that this will be the final restock of the bundle.
Natsume on Harvest Moon: Skytree Village improvements and secrets, Seeds of Memories
Siliconera caught up with Harvest Moon: Skytree Village producer Taka Maekawa to chat about the 3DS game. The full interview is located here, but there are a few excerpts worth highlighting.
Regarding feedback from Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley used to improve Skytree Village, Maekawa said:
“We have some loyal and dedicated fans that have been playing Harvest Moon for years and years, so we truly value the feedback we get. It’s hard to narrow down what we are most proud of to just one thing, since there are tons of new features and improvements. We tweaked, improved, and added to all sorts of areas in Harvest Moon: Skytree Village. Such as redesigning the UI menu, making the character controls more responsive, adding a rich and robust story, and new character designs and models. And let’s not forget about the new addition of the Poitou Donkey! There’s just too many features we’re proud of to just pick one.”
Maekawa also shared the following about secrets within the game:
“Fundamentally, all Harvest Moon games are repetitive by nature, so it is extremely important to have a variety of things in the game that keep it new and fresh to drive you to keep playing and moving forward. So, yes, there are all sorts of secrets in the game, some big, some small. I would tell you what they are, but that would ruin the surprise!”
Another Harvest Moon game in the pipeline is Seeds of Memories. It’s out on mobile, but the Wii U and PC versions are still not available. Regarding these releases, Maekawa said: “We hope to be able to talk about them as things become more final!”