Natsume CEO on the split between Harvest Moon and Bokujo Monogatari, putting Light of Hope on Switch
Posted on 5 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News, Switch | 15 Comments
The Harvest Moon series went through a shakeup a few years ago. Marvelous took back ownership of the franchise – known as Bokujo Monogatari in Japan – and had XSEED publish future releases under the Story of Seasons name. Meanwhile, Natsume began to develop its own games under the original Harvest Moon title.
In an interview with GamesIndustry, Natsume CEO Hiro Maekawa reflected on the situation, calling it “a big surprise” and “really scary”. He said:
“That was a big surprise to us, especially to me. It was a really scary thing to me because we’d spent time and effort to establish a no-name farming simulation game to become one of the best-known farming simulation games for the entire family. We had tons of loyal Harvest Moon fans, but we couldn’t simply say to those loyal fans that there’s no Harvest Moon in the future. Fortunately, we learned and accumulated lots of know-how as to what Harvest Moon fans like and what makes them happy by localizing and publishing Harvest Moon games for the past 16 years, so we took that goodbye as a good opportunity for us, based upon our own experience, to take this franchise to the next step so we could continue to make all Harvest Moon fans very happy.”
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Natsume confirms Lufia: The Legend Returns, Harvest Moon 2 GBC for the Virtual Console
Posted on 8 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in 3DS eShop, News | 0 comments
Natsume has confirmed a pair of new titles for the 3DS Virtual Console. Lufia: The Legend Returns and Harvest Moon 2 GBC will both be making their way to the eShop sometime in the future.
Natsume shared the news on Twitter just a little while ago:
Our recent and upcoming digital 3DS titles, including two NEW 3DS Virtual Console surprises from #E32014 coming soon! pic.twitter.com/qBd1Ez3nM1
— Natsume Inc. (@Natsume_Inc) June 13, 2014