Hometown Story, a project from the people who brought us Harvest Moon, is now 50 – 60% done. It is scheduled to be released sometime in 2013 to both the US and Europe by Natsume and Rising Star Games, respectively. It has been reported that it is for the Nintendo 3DS, and might eventually come to mobile phones as well.

Hometown Story I Natsume

The game itself will revolve around the main character maintaining and improving his store in a rural village, no doubt utilizing some of the same item management mechanics found in the Harvest Moon series. In the meantime, we can all enjoy this trailer, especially the narrator and the strange floating creature who looks suspiciously like a cross between Jumpluff and Cinccino…


Josh Speer
Josh is a passionate gamer, finding time to clock in around 30-40 hours of gaming a week. He discovered Operation Rainfall while avidly following the localization of the Big 3 Wii RPGs. He enjoys SHMUPS, Platformers, RPGs, Roguelikes and the occasional Fighter. He’s also an unashamedly giant Mega Man fan, having played the series since he was eight. As Head Editor and Review Manager, he spends far too much time editing reviews and random articles. In his limited spare time he devours indies whole and anticipates the release of quirky, unpredictable and innovative games.