Harvest Moon Turns 20 and has Year of Surprises to Come

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

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Harvest Moon turns 20 and kicks off a year full of surprises. Yes, you read that right. A year of surprises. Harvest Moon 64 will be available digitally on the Wii U February 23rd in North America, and February 24th in Europe. Check out the press release below for more information.

 

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HARVEST MOON TURNS 20 AND KICKS OFF A YEAR FULL OF SURPRISES!

Harvest Moon 64 For Wii U Is The First In A Series Of Special Launches And Surprises Planned For The Year Ahead!

Burlingame, CA. – February 21st, 2017 – Natsume Inc., a worldwide developer and publisher of family-oriented video games, today announced that Harvest Moon 64 will launch for the Nintendo Wii U. The first in a series of surprises celebrating the series’ 20th anniversary, this classic originally for the Nintendo 64 will be available digitally on the Wii U and will be available February 23rd in North America and February 24th in Europe for the very first time. This fan-favorite re-release isn’t all Natsume has in store for the 20th anniversary — tons of surprise launches, announcements, and more are still yet to come throughout 2017!

“The world has been lucky enough to have Harvest Moon now for 20 years, and we are so proud to have taken a chance on a farming game when no such genre existed in the US. This is a major milestone for Harvest Moon, and it’s important that we thank our loyal fans who have been there since the beginning,” said Hiro Maekawa, President & CEO of Natsume. “2017 will be a year full of looking back at the games and franchise we love, as well as looking forward to new releases, new surprises, and many things that honor and appreciate our loyal Harvest Moon community.”

Harvest Moon 64

Head to the country for a new challenge in Harvest Moon 64! Hard work is rewarded as you struggle to bring prosperity back to a neglected farm. Work the land, pick up odd-jobs, and get to know the neighbors!

  • Tons of new seasonal vegetables and fruits
  • Raise cows, chickens, and sheep
  • New items and gifts, including tools that increase in power as you master them
  • One of the town’s five eligible women may prove to be the love of your life
  • Celebrate seasonal festivals with the townsfolk
  • Enjoy horse and dog racing

About Harvest Moon

This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the beloved farming simulation franchise, Harvest Moon. The game first released in North America in 1997 and has continued to see a steady rise of popularity and players making it one of today’s most beloved franchises. Harvest Moon is revered for being a non-violent, family oriented game for everyone, and there have been more than 30 games released in the series.

Players can follow the latest news for all of the beloved Natsume franchises at www.natsume.com and by scooping all of the latest Natsume updates, contests, screen shots and more at www.natsume.com/facebook and www.twitter.com/natsume_inc

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