Burlingame, Calif., February 17, 2009 - Natsume Inc., a worldwide developer and publisher of family-oriented video games, announced today that it will be publishing Harvest Moon: Frantic Farming for the Nintendo DS this spring. The company also released the first screenshots and gameplay details. The game is scheduled to hit retail this May.
Something strange is happening on Sunny Island! Crops are popping up everywhere and growing out of control! If something isn’t done soon, the once-tranquil island will be buried in an avalanche of vegetables! It’s up to the players to solve the mystery of this produce predicament as they try to tame the crops and gather as many vegetables as they can!
“Harvest Moon: Frantic Farming is an all-new action-puzzle game set in the world of Harvest Moon,” said Hiro Maekawa, President and CEO at Natsume. “With exciting gameplay modes, unlockable music and art, and a deep story mode with multiple selectable characters, it’s no puzzle why we think it will be a big hit with Harvest Moon and puzzle game fans alike!”
Set in the world of the recent DS hit Harvest Moon: Island of Happiness, Harvest Moon: Frantic Farming continues the tale of the island and its residents. Players can choose from 12 playable characters, each with their own unique story! See how the mystery unfolds from each character’s perspective, and who they meet along the way!
The game features a variety of modes including Story Mode, the brain-teasing Mission Mode, and the action-puzzle excitement of Score Attack and Free Play Modes. Players can test their farming skills against their friends and family in multiplayer. Players can also unlock character art, music, and some special surprises in their Collection Room.
Harvest Moon: Frantic Farming will ship to retail this May.