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Natsume today announced the creation of its Natsume Indie Program, an initiative in which it will partner with independent developers around the world “to introduce creative, innovative games to a wider audience.” The first project will be Cosmic Defenders, an upcoming Switch title from developer Fiery Squirrel.

Cosmic Defenders, a 2D fast-paced revolving shooter, is “about a group of unconventional heroes using the power of nature to stop chaotic aliens from taking over the universe.” You’ll cooperate with other guardians to protect the galaxy from the wicked and restore peace.

Natsume and Fiery Squirrel will share more news about Cosmic Defenders leading up to E3 2019.

Source: Natsume PR

Reel Fishing: Road Trip Adventure is currently working on Reel Fishing: Road Trip Adventure for Switch, the company announced today. The latest entry in the long-running game fishing series launches this summer.

Here’s what we know thus far:

Natsume president and CEO Hiro Maekawa has delivered a new message to fans. In it, we learn some interesting information about Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Special Edition and more.

According to Maekawa, the latest Harvest Moon game “performed well beyond our forecast and even set new sales record with the number of both physical and digital combined.” Natsume is also preparing “several new titles that will be announced in the near future”.

Many games are on sale for Black Friday and the holidays, including ones from Natsume. The publisher has discounted all of its titles on the eShops. Most are on 3DS, but we also get a hefty discount on Wild Guns Reloaded for Switch and a few Wii U releases.

Here’s the full roundup:

Four Harvest Moon games are now on sale on the 3DS eShop.

Harvest Moon: Skytree Village, Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley, and Harvest Moon 3D: A New Beginning are down to $14.99 after originally being priced at $29.99. You can also nab Harvest Moon 3D: The Tale of Two Towns for $9.99 instead of $19.99.

The new Harvest Moon sale will last until October 1, so there isn’t too much time left to take advantage of the discounts.

Source: 3DS eShop

Natsume has released the final DLC pack for Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Special Edition. The Divine Marriageable Characters pack can be purchased for $3.99.

Here’s an introduction to the DLC:

Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Special Edition has received the third of four DLC packs. Doc’s and Melanie’s Special Episodes for Switch can be purchased for $5.99.

We have the following overview and screenshots for the new DLC:

A new wave of DLC is now available for Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Special Edition. Fans can purchase the New Marriageable Characters Pack for $5.99.

Here’s an overview of the DLC:

Natsume brought Harvest Moon: Light of Hope to Switch today. Alongside that, a limited edition was offered through the NIS America store. Check out an unboxing video for the entire package below.

Natsume has issued a new trailer for Harvest Moon: Light of Hope – Special Edition, which was added to the PlayStation YouTube channel today. Though not of the Switch version specifically, the game will look identical on Nintendo’s system. You can watch the video below.