E3 2013: Lots of Hometown Story Screenshots, Trailer

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

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Hometown Story logo

In Natsume’s Hometown Story for the 3DS (formerly Project Happiness), you manage an item shop and help build up the town around you. Personally, I see it as sort of like a cross between Recettear: An Item Shop’s Tale and a dash of the Rune Factory series.

Today, I present quite a few screenshots of the game that were revealed today, followed by a trailer from E3.

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The trailer reveals more about the dynamic of the game. You’ll go out to find items to sell, then use them to make your shop successful. As your item shop grows, so will the town, and more and more people will flock to you. The decisions you make will affect not only your character and the shop he or she runs, but everyone around you.

What are you looking forward to in Hometown Story?


About Phil Schipper

Phil N. Schipper joined the Operation Rainfall staff to review Android games, but soon fell in love with writing news articles and Games of the Past. His dream is to make a living writing sci-fi and fantasy novels, which is why he leads the Obscure Authors Alliance in his free time. Still, even in his stories, which usually involve insane people, video games are one of his strongest influences. He describes himself as "a Mr. Nice Guy with a horrible, horrible dark side."

  • Jonah Rosen

    I personally see it as a mix of Recettear and Harvest Moon. If it had a battle system which is annoying as hell in the early stages, THEN I’d agree with you on the Rune Factory bit. (Don’t get me wrong, I like RF, but I find the battle system unbearable when I’m collapsing after attacking about 10 times.) But yea, I’m pretty excited for this game. 🙂

  • Rin Okumura

    Looks better now than before. I’m interested. At least we can customize our character. ( A pretty big deal for me. ) Although they recently added that to the latest Harvest moon as well so that seems logical.

    Character design seems to vary, some look pretty good while others…I dunno… The art style is a bit more cutesy than the recent Harvest moon. I would have preferred something slightly more mature but I’ll live. As long as the characters have interesting personalities.

    The main goal of the game is I guess, running a store which might be pretty cool I guess. I already love Harvest moon so I don’t mind more variations of the concept. And it’s the same guys making this one, so it might turn out really good.