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Natsume is partnering with Limited Run Games to re-release some of its classic games. Two titles have been confirmed so far.

Shadow of the Ninja, a side-scrolling action game which originally came to the NES in 1990, is up first. It will be joined by 2001 Game Boy Color title Return of the Ninja. These two titles will work on their original hardware.

Both will be going up for pre-order on November 27 via Limited Run Games’ website. They’ll be offered in standard and collector’s edition formats.

Return of the Ninja

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A new update has been announced for Legends of Ethernal that focuses on balancing the game. Check out the full notes below.

Legends of Ethernal went up on the Japanese Switch eShop about a month ago. We’re not sure what the holdup was, but the game is just about to head west as Natsume has confirmed an overseas release date of October 30.

Here’s some information about Legends of Ethernal as well as a trailer:

Harvest Moon: One World was originally on track to launch this fall. Unfortunately, that will no longer be happening, as the game has been delayed.

We should now be seeing Harvest Moon: One World on March 5, 2021. Referring to the COVID-19 pandemic, Natsume CEO Hiro Maekawa said that “the current events have delayed the launch”, though the company is “working hard every day to create a great game that introduces players to a whole new world and promises Serious Fun.”

Here’s some information about Harvest Moon: One World:

The new Pocky & Rocky game announced for Switch earlier this week is getting a western release. Natsume Atari and Natsume confirmed that Pocky & Rocky 2021 (tentative title) will arrive next year.

Today’s announcement notes that “Pocky & Rocky 2021 is a multi-directional scrolling shooter in the classic 16-bit style with improved graphics, sound, and fun”. This will be the third installment of the original shrine maiden shooting series. It’s being made by the original development team, Tengo Project.

We have the following comments regarding today’s announcement:

Natsume and Lucid Dreams Studio are bringing the action adventure game Legends of Ethernal to Switch this month, according to an eShop listing. It will release on September 24.

Here’s an overview of the game:

Natsume has teamed up with NIS America to produce a limited edition for Harvest Moon: One World. Aside from a physical copy of the game, it comes with several goodies.

The full lineup of items included is as follows:

GameStop has added in a listing for Harvest Moon: One World, providing more information about the game’s release.

Those who pre-order the game will receive a plushie – we have a couple of images showing it off in this post. Harvest Moon: One World will be slightly lower in price than the usual release, as it’s priced at $49.99. Finally, GameStop shows a November 3 release date.

You can pre-order Harvest Moon: One World on GameStop here.

Natsume and Fiery Squirrel have updated Cosmic Defenders to version 1.0.2. It includes a number of improvements as well as bug fixes.

Below are the full patch notes:

During the New Game+ Expo broadcast, first gameplay was shown from Legends of Ethernal, the Lucid Dreams Studio-made action-adventure title under the Natsume Indie Program banner. Check out the recording below.

Legends of Ethernal is due out on Switch this fall.