PRESS RELEASE: Harvest Moon: A New Beginning Stampedes Into Stores Today

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

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Harvest Moon: A New Beginning ScreenshotBurlingame, CA. – November 6, 2012 – Natsume Inc., a worldwide developer and publisher of family-oriented video games, announced today its 3DS exclusive Harvest Moon: A New Beginning is available now at participating retailers. The game is now available at retail for an MSRP of $39.99.

“We are delighted to deliver such a highly anticipated title today and know that Harvest Moon fans are going to be excited to get their hands on this game,” said Hiro Maekawa, President and CEO.  “There has been a lot of fan buzz over this title and we are thrilled to give fans what they’ve been waiting for.”

Fans have been posting plenty of pictures with their special 15th Anniversary cow plushie, measuring at a whopping 12″!  Though pre-orders of the Anniversary Edition have closed, the Natsume Online Store will continue to offer the sweet cuddly yak with all copies of Harvest Moon: A New Beginning at

Echo Village has seen better days… Just as you’ve moved in, almost everyone else has moved away to greener pastures. It’s your job to bring everybody back by making the town appealing again, and giving Echo Village a new beginning!

For the first time in series history, you can completely customize your character’s appearance! Choose your character’s gender, skin color, facial expression, hairstyle, and much, much more! You even go to the tailor and have them make new outfits for you! Don’t like where your crops and barn are on your farm? Easy! Just pick them up and move them.

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About Natsume

Natsume Inc. is a worldwide developer and publisher that specializes in unique and family-oriented interactive entertainment software for a variety of platforms. Most known for publishing Reel Fishing and Harvest Moon, Natsume is dedicated to producing quality video games.  For more information about Natsume Inc., visit