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Harvest Moon: One World character profile for Tristan released

The next eligible bachelor

Another character for Harvest Moon: One World has been released. Check out the details on Tristan in both the image above, and the blurb below.

The village Lebkuchen was once known far and wide for their bounty, but with the disappearance of the world’s crops, it has lost its former glory. However, this baker isn’t going to let that slow him down!

Harvest Moon: One World "Gabrielle" character profile shared

Meet Gabrielle!

Natsume has shared another character profile for Harvest Moon: One World. Today we get to learn about Gabrielle. You can check out a quick blurb for the character below.

“Gabrielle’s ancestry won’t come as a surprise to her, but it may surprise the player when they discover who is a distant relative to this witch!”

Harvest Moon: One World's "Sami" profiled

The next leader of his village

Natsume has revealed another character that you'll come across in Harvest Moon: One World. Check out details on Sami below.

Hailing from the chilly Salmiakki, Sami has some big responsibilities in his future! If only the reindeer understood he needed to be taken seriously…

Harvest Moon: One World's first bachelor detailed, preorder plush revealed, and Limited Edition up for preorder

One world, full of excitement!

Natsume has shared a host of new content for the upcoming Harvest Moon: One World. First up is a profile for Kanoa, the first bachelor showcased for the game. Kanoa can be found in the oceanside village of Halo Halo, and his laid back personality fits right into this chill culture, even though the local temperature is quite warm!

Along with that, the preorder plush for Harvest Moon: One World has been revealed. This plush chicken is going to be a GameStop exclusive, and as you might expect, quantities will be limited. Make sure to lock in your preorder soon.

Finally, we have the Harvest Moon: One World Limited Edition. This package includes the game, a "Life on the Farm" Official Soundtrack, "Best Friends" Animal Lapel Pin Set, "A Fruitful Season" Cloth Poster, and a Collector's Box. You can grab your Limited Edition for $80 here.

Harvest Moon: One World's main character profiled

He needs a name!

Natsume has shared another character profile for the upcoming Harvest Moon: One World. This time around they've shown off the main male character. Turns out they're still looking for a name for this guy. If you have an idea, hit up Natsume on Twitter and let them know!

Take a look at the North American cover for Harvest Moon: One World

We've always got you covered

When Harvest Moon: One World was announced, Natsume said that the game would feature a new engine and new graphics. We're yet to see what those graphics will look like, but now we at least have some art to go off of, thanks to the official North American cover.

Unfortunately, it doesn't seem like this art gives us much of an indication of the new direction for in-game graphics, as the style appears quite similar to what we've seen from the series in the past.

XSEED shares titles they considered renaming Harvest Moon before settling on Story of Seasons

Plow and Propose?!

The Harvest Moon series eventually was renamed by XSEED to Story of Seasons due to a licensing issue, but the team was also throwing around some other name ideas before they settled on what we have today. As you can see above, they considered titles like Summer Solstice, Autumn Wind, and Plow & Propose. I honestly can't believe they considered the last name. That has to be a joke!

XSEED shares more insight on the Harvest Moon/Story of Seasons rebrand

Clearing up confusion

The Harvest Moon franchise went on for years and years with the Harvest Moon name, and then one day it switched over to Story of Seasons. While the change has been discussed a few times, many fans are still in the dark as to why the swap came about. In an interview with GamesBeat, XSEED's Ken Berry aims to explain the situation in full.

...it’s basically our parent company Marvelous Japan, and their previous publishing partner, Natsume of America. Natsume had the trademark for the name Harvest Moon, when they decided to change the Japanese name of Bokujō Monogatari to something more appropriate for the West. And from what I can gather, that may have been a business practice that was more common in the ’90s, when people didn’t really know too much about the international market and you will let your partner handle everything.

But I believe, as time went on and development budgets climbed, and you’re looking at spending millions of dollars per title, our Japanese parent company Marvelous wanted full control of their own IP worldwide. And if their U.S. publishing partner who trademarked the English name wouldn’t give them back that English name, I think they wanted to go with a different brand that they have full control over. Despite knowing how much equity and love people had for that well-known title Harvest Moon, which, Natsume admittedly did a great job building up over the years. So I think you can sort of see both companies’ standpoints on why Marvelous wouldn’t want that English name as their own IP, as well as Natsume having basically taken that series of farming game back in the 90s, probably people laughed at that thought at first. Having really grown the series, they probably want to hold on to the trademark name.

Harvest Moon: Mad Dash Arrives in Retail Stores Today in Europe

A mad dash to retail

London, UK – November 15th, 2019 – Rising Star Games, the home of Japanese games, has released Harvest Moon: Mad Dash in retail stores across Europe today. Fans of Harvest Moon can make a Mad Dash to their favourite shopping location and grab a copy of Harvest Moon: Mad Dash on either PlayStation 4 or Nintendo Switch for €29.99.

Go solo or take a few friends along for the frenzy! Harvest, fish, milk, and more as you fulfil orders to complete each level! Things may start out easy, but you'll hit the beach, the farm, and even the Underworld as you progress through the game! Have you ever tried to grow crops with molten lava falling on them?! That and other obstacles await you as you and your friends try to clear all the levels to restore the broken lighthouse!

Key Features

Fast-paced action means quick decisions are key!
Multiplayer madness requires communication to succeed!
Take on the farm, beach, Underworld, and Skyworld levels!
Use Harvest Sprite Powers to unlock special support skills!

Harvest Moon: Mad Dash is Available Now on Switch

Making a dash to Switch!

Burlingame, CA. – November 5, 2019 – Natsume Inc., a worldwide developer and publisher of family-oriented video games, today announced that the newest Harvest Moon title, Harvest Moon: Mad Dash, is now available on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

Purchase Harvest Moon: Mad Dash for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 through GameStop today! Both are also available through Amazon.

See the farming action of Harvest Moon: Mad Dash in the official trailer: Harvest Moon: Mad Dash Trailer

"After much hard work, we are pleased to release Harvest Moon: Mad Dash," shared Hiro Maekawa, President & CEO of Natsume. "Whether you frantically harvest with friends or prefer to make quick, strategic decisions on your own, this is sure to be an enjoyable experience for all types of gamers!"

About Harvest Moon: Mad Dash

Go solo or take along a few friends in this fast-paced farming frenzy! Harvest, fish, milk, and more as you fulfil orders to complete each level! Things may start out easy, but you'll hit the beach, the farm, and even the Underworld as you progress through the game! Have you ever tried to grow crops with molten lava falling on them?! That and other obstacles await you as you and your friends try to clear all the levels to restore the broken lighthouse!

Key Features:

Fast-paced action means quick decisions are key!
Multiplayer madness requires communication to succeed!
Take on farm, beach, Underworld, and Skyworld levels!
Use Harvest Sprite Powers to unlock special support skills!

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