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Natsume teases 3 Nintendo titles in the works

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Natsume has teased that it has three upcoming Nintendo titles in the works, though it won’t give away which platforms they’re coming to as they’re hoping to keep that under wraps until E3. CeeCee, a community manager for the company recently posted an update on her blog detailing the company’s plans. Among several titles being developed for iOS and PSN, she made a point of saying that we’ve got big announcements for Nintendo ahead of us.

We’re saving a few secrets for closer to the show, but expect not one, not two, but THREE new Nintendo titles we’ll be announcing leading up to and at the show! This doesn’t include any classic eShop titles (and we’ll have some news on those as well). Will they be 3DS, Wii U, or a mix of the two, you ask? You’ll have to tune in from now until June 10th to find out! :D

Given that Harvest Moon eventually saw a release on the Wii, we expect to see Harvest Moon Wii U as one of the titles. What could be the other two? We’ll have to find out at E3.

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  • Nick Petlock

    Harvest Moon would be amazing to see in HD

    • Jon

      not sure if they’ll be doing harvest moon. Xseed is the one localizing the newest one and personally I am very happy with that. No offense to Natsume but their translations are usually crap and they take forever. Also, Harvest moon is not really their game, they only localize the game and it under the name Harvest Moon. Marvelous is the actual creator of these games which is called Farm Story. However since Xseed is doing the localization, it will not be called Harvest moon, instead it is going to be called “Story of Seasons”.

      • abe

        Natsume is making their first/own harvest moon game. Name and developer has split. The original team’s harvest moon game won’t be released as a harvest moon over here but this new natume team’s game will be released as harvest moon http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/06/03/harvest-moon-the-lost-valley-announced

        • Jon

          yep, read that this morning. New game, technically not part of the same series any more though. It will be interesting to see how it compares to the original series.

    • Phoenix Maybe

      Farming has never looked so good.

  • skyloft87

    Come on Harvest Moon!!

    • Jon

      Xseed is localizating the newest one for the 3DS, it won’t be harvest moon.

  • gamingpalooza

    One of the games will definitely be Harvest Moon

    • Jon

      Natsume didn’t get the rights to release the lastest one for the 3DS though. Xseed is doing the latest Farm Story (Japanese version of what would be Harvest Moon) for the 3DS

  • mar laguna

    We may see a Rune Factory in HD *-*

    • Jon

      The company that did Rune Factory is bankrupt. However Marvelous took the dev team of Rune Factory and has stated that they are working on a new game but the game is unknown. Also, Natsume DOES NOT own rune factory, they only localize the games.

  • darkcreap

    3 games? Good. Hope some of them come to WiiU.

  • Ultrasyd

    Oh right, it’s E3 soon ! We’ve just had a great surprise with MK8, and plenty of good news are coming very soon : )

  • Tom Greene

    Anyone for a Flying Dragon reboot?

    • Darius

      this guy! i loved that game!

    • Kyle

      yeah!

    • Josh Proell

      Flying Dragon was the game I was thinking of when I saw this Natsume article XD

  • Tom Greene

    ….Clay Fighter Reboot

    • CydeFxt

      YES!

    • That guy who hates Spike

      Wasn’t there supposed to be one for Wiiware and DSiware?

    • nin-10-doughfan

      63 & a third!

    • Darius

      i’ll be ok with that

    • The Clockwork Being

      FINALLY!!

    • readypembroke

      I actually have that for SNES but haven’t played it. Had it since about ’07

  • ICHI

    Rune factory please, its better than harvest moon in every way possible

    • Sdudyoy

      Didn’t Neverland the company that made those games go bankrupt though?

      • Jon

        They did however the staff development team of the Rune Factory games were hired by Marvelous AQL and it was revealed that they were in development of another game for the 3DS. Whether that game is Rune Factory or not, I am not sure.

        • Sdudyoy

          Oh Okay, cool!

      • ICHI

        I think they did but also think natsume hold the rights to the ip. Harvest moon is good, but harvest moon with arpg dungeons is genius :-) I’m sure they know some talented devs who can make a new one.

        • Jon

          Natsume does not hold the rights to Rune Factory name nor did they develope the game, if they did, Rune Factory 4 would not have been named Rune Factory 4. Same kind of think with Harvest Moon. Natsume never developed the game Harvest Moon, they only localized it. They do however own the name harvest moon which is why the latest game in the series is going to be call “Story of Seasons”. But for Rune Factory, the IP belongs to Neverland which is now a bankrupt company, not Natsume. Natsume only published it as did Marvelous and Xseed. Unless someone buy or acquires the rights from the developers from Neverland, you won’t have another game with the name Rune Factory.

          • ICHI

            Oh pants well that’s ruined all the joy in this :-(

          • Jon

            Sorry :( But at least we know the newest one is coming sometime this fall :D

  • Mario

    Mistery… :0

  • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

    Never played harvest moon. Is it like a farming simulator?

    • Sdudyoy

      Yeah, It’s a Farming/life simulator, basically the goal is to make friends with other villagers, get married and raise a family while trying to make a successful farm, I’ve never been a big fan of them, but they’re fun, they just don’t keep my interest very long.

      • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

        Hrm. Sounds like animal crossing meets Tomodachi life meets farmville

        • Jon

          I wouldn’t compare it to any of those games…

          • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

            well I dunno D:

        • 00EpicGamer00

          Harvest Moon is kind of one those games where it’s difficult to explain to people. Kind of the same situation with Animal Crossing. The whole point of AC is to pay off a house. Anyone who’s never played that game would be like “what’s so fun about paying off a house?” It just is, lol. Same thing with Harvest Moon. Yes it’s a framing/life simulator but it’s fun. It’s a type of game you wouldn’t expect to be, though. You’d have to try it for yourself in order to fully understand it.

  • http://nintendopapercraftvideos.wordpress.com/ Sam

    F-ZERO, StarFox, and Miyamoto’s new IP.

    • MerryBlind .

      lol wut

    • 00EpicGamer00

      Unless this is suppose to be a joke, Natsume doesn’t own those franchises my friend. :)

      • http://nintendopapercraftvideos.wordpress.com/ Sam

        Aww no one fell for it. :(

  • http://www.redbubble.com/people/toastedmoose/ SpareChnge

    So no one wants to see a new River King or Bust-A-Move?

    • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

      I grew up on Bust-A-Move. I’d pick one up for the right price

    • PrincessKairi

      I want Bust A Move!

  • Jon

    Curious…. Xseed is taking over the latest Farm story game for the 3DS (the game that get localized by Natsume in turn called Harvest Moon). If there were more potential harvest moon games on the way you’d think we’d hear from the creators of the games themselves, and that would be marvelous.

  • http://www.mpt-online.eu/ Sylux

    Lufia III? Take my money… 3DS or WiiU, doesn’t matter to me although preferably Wii U as it needs it more then 3DS.

  • linkzero65

    It’s probably gonna be real fishing HD for wii u and all awesome things on the 3ds like:
    Rune factory and
    another harvest moon.

    • Jon

      Neverland is bankrupt and they own Rune Factory, The last game in the
      Farm Story series (same as Harvest Moon) is being localized by Xseed and
      not Natsume so if they did announce a Harvest Moon game, it’ll have to
      be a remake… that’s even if they are allowed to remake it.

      • linkzero65

        well that’s good news!

  • steveb944

    Harvest Moon dual software for Wii U AND 3DS? I can dream

    • Jon

      Natsume is not doing the newest Farm Story game. Xseed is. The newest “Harvest Moon” game is going to be call Story of Seasons and it is being localized by Xseed.

  • RedRocBoy

    Please be @ least two Wii U games. Fingers crossed.

  • 00EpicGamer00

    Obviously one of the games HAS to be Harvest Moon (actually, I remember reading an article a LONG time ago where the “producer” of Harvest Moon was talking about Wii U ideas). The second one will probably be Rune Factory. Now, the third? I have no idea. But, honestly just imagining a Harvest Moon game in HD makes me happy. :)

    For anyone that’s interested and/or curious, here’s the article: http://www.officialnintendomagazine.co.uk/29835/harvest-moon-creator-reveals-wii-u-ideas/

    • Jon

      It won’t be harvest moon. There are no new harvest Farm Story (Harvest Moon) done by the creators of the original game and that would be Marvelous. Plus Xseed is already doing the newest one that came out earlier this year (February 27th). for the 3DS There is not another one so there is no way that Natsume will announce one. If they do, it’ll be a remake of an older one because if there are any new Farm story games, they’ll be announce by the game creators, not the people who localize it.

      • lonewolf

        On wiki it says that marvelous had only hand in making the harvest moon and natsume is the original creator.

        • Jon

          “Harvest Moon, known in Japan as Bokujō Monogatari (牧場物語 lit. Farm Story ?), is a farm simulation role-playing video game series created by Yasuhiro Wada[1] and produced by Victor Interactive Software (acquired by Marvelous Entertainment in 2003).”

          This is the first line from here:

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvest_Moon_%28series%29

          Natsume doesn’t make the games, they localize it and publish it under the name Harvest Moon. They own the name Harvest Moon which is why Xseed is using the name “Story of Seasons”. They don’t actually develop the games.

          • lonewolf

            Hmm then why is the game for 3ds released by Natsume? (I guess you read the news).

          • Jon

            because it is not the same game of the Harvest Moon series. Natsume lost the rights to the last one and they probably are not happy so they are making a new one completely to compete…. I have questions on the quality of it since they’ve never made a harvest moon game.

          • lonewolf

            Then you know that they will be sued if they made a game with the same name because as you say they dont have the rights over the game nor name? So I dont think they are that stupid.

      • 00EpicGamer00

        “”Xseed is already doing the newest one that came out earlier this year (February 27th) for the 3DS. There is not another one so there is no way Natsume will announce one.”

        Umm….you do realize Natsume could of broke up into sepreate devisions, right? Like what Nintendo does all the time with their 3DS and Wii U projects. The article I posted/read was published in 2011. So, that’d be a 3 year development time to work on a Wii U game. Sure, there’s a possibility it could be a remake (if it’s a Wonderful Life remake, I wouldn’t complain).

        • Jon

          I don’t get what Natsume possibly being broken up into different divisions has anything to do with Xseed and them localizing the newest game in the series. Xseed is not part of Natsume, Xseed is actually part of Marvelous by being it’s subsidiary company which is probably why they are doing it instead of Natsume. Why use an outside company to localize and publish their games when they could use a company that is already part of them.

          • 00EpicGamer00

            I said that because when you were talking about it not being possible for Natsume to announce another one, I thought you meant how they just released a 3DS game so a Wii U one would not be possible. That’s why I brought up them working in separate divisions. Because, in that case it would be possible for them to have a Wii U game out right after a 3DS one…I just got a little confused on what you were talking about…sorry.

  • Ieuan Darknell

    Please, Animal Crossing Wii U!

    • Jon

      Why would Nintendo use Natsume to publish their own IP?

      • Ieuan Darknell

        Oh, it’s a separate company? Oh, silly me! Then, never mind. Apologies.

  • Leonel

    I would of love to see a fragile dreams sequel or something but whatever is the upcoming games I’ll look forward to it

  • Pablo Lavín

    A Mistwalker new J-A-RPG! hahahaha
    Something like ”The First Story” or ”The End of the Story” Idk

  • The_fuzz_buzz

    I want another Finny the Fish and the Seven Waters xD #Childhood

  • Mike

    Nintendo will win this years E3.

    • Mike

      ..

  • Archiq09

    do will have a Rune Factory and harvest moon?

    • Jon

      Doubt it, Neverland is bankrupt and they own Rune Factory, The last game in the Farm Story series (same as Harvest Moon) is being localized by Xseed and not Natsume so if they did announce a Harvest Moon game, it’ll have to be a remake… that’s even if they are allowed to remake it.

  • BGhp

    FLYING DRAGONS!!!!

  • PrincessKairi

    Harvest Moon X, Y, & Soul Silver….

    • Jon

      Natsume doesn’t develop harvest moon, They only localize the game from the Japanese version “Farm Story”