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A bundle of Harvest Moon plush toys ⊟

Too many for one hug! SOTA Toys is offering a bundle of five Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley toys. $90 gets you a chicken, an egg/chick, a cow, a dog in a red bandanna, and a panda. You’ve got to be like the Farm King to raise pandas.

You save $20 by buying them together versus separately, but if you just want one you can do that. 

You can also get the dog for free by buying the game from Natsume, or you can upgrade to the Premium Edition and get an exclusive bunny. And GameStop has its own version of the dog.

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Harvest Moon, Ace Attorney Trilogy dated ⊟

Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley will be out in the U.S. on November 4, Natsume announced today (available to preorder or $30). From the PR:

In Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley, players will have to discover why the Lost Valley is cursed in a perpetual winter. With the Harvest Goddess nowhere to be found, and the Harvest Sprites locked away, it’s up to the player – an unlikely farmer who was caught unexpectedly in one of the Lost Valley’s fierce snowstorms – to discover the source of this curse, and bring the seasons back to the Lost Valley!

It’s… a story… of seasons.

In other news, the digital-only Ace Attorney Trilogy will be out December 9, according to reports out of NYCC. 

These two games have nothing to do with one another aside from having release dates announced at the same time!

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Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley supports in-game screenshots ⊟

Last time I posted about this game, I noted that Natsume is making all the right moves. Here’s another. You KNOW I want to show off my dank, dank crops. 

The Harvest Goddess screen is there because I needed something else to lay out this post right, and because why not, here’s another screen.

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Harvest Moon’s collector’s edition bunny ⊟
Natsume is making all the right moves with Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley: the Minecrafty land customization, the $30 price point (for the standard edition), and this bunny.
It’s included with the Collector’s Edition of the game — other details of which have yet to be announced. But, like, what else do you need to know? Unless it’s outrageously overpriced beyond the standard edition, game + awesome bunny seems like a winner.
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Harvest Moon’s collector’s edition bunny ⊟

Natsume is making all the right moves with Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley: the Minecrafty land customization, the $30 price point (for the standard edition), and this bunny.

It’s included with the Collector’s Edition of the game — other details of which have yet to be announced. But, like, what else do you need to know? Unless it’s outrageously overpriced beyond the standard edition, game + awesome bunny seems like a winner.

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PoPoLoCrois and “Harvest Moon" 3DS crossover ⊟

Marvelous has announced a new 3DS project that brings together fantasy SRPG franchise PoPoLoCrois with the Bokujou Monogatari series (formerly known as Harvest Moon in the West, now going by Story of Seasons).

I don’t know anything about PoPoLoCrois or the manga series it’s based on, but one of these games finally released to North America and Europe on PSP back in 2006. The latest Famitsu issue says the 3DS game will feature PoPoLoCrois' command-driven battles and hero Prince Pietro, while also offering the farming and sim elements you'd expect to find in Bokujou Monogatari, according to Duckroll. Scans via Otakomu

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Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley up for preorder ⊟
While GameStop has had reservations open for a while (with bonus plush dogs too), if you’re like me and prefer to buy your games anywhere else that isn’t GameStop, you can now preorder Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley at Amazon ($29.99). Note that the listed release date is just a placeholder!
This is the interesting Minecraft-y 3DS game developed internally by Natsume, by the way — the latest Bokujo Monogatari that released in Japan and is also coming to the U.S. this year from Xseed, Story of Seasons, is also available to reserve on Amazon ($39.99)
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Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley up for preorder ⊟

While GameStop has had reservations open for a while (with bonus plush dogs too), if you’re like me and prefer to buy your games anywhere else that isn’t GameStop, you can now preorder Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley at Amazon ($29.99). Note that the listed release date is just a placeholder!

This is the interesting Minecraft-y 3DS game developed internally by Natsume, by the way — the latest Bokujo Monogatari that released in Japan and is also coming to the U.S. this year from Xseed, Story of Seasons, is also available to reserve on Amazon ($39.99)

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Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley’s Sam is that one guy from Futurama ⊟

You know, this guy.

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Let’s learn about Harvest Moon's cute animals ⊟

Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley introduces new “traits” for its farm animals, which affect their stats. Here are some examples released by Natsume:

Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall – This season is the animal’s favorite! Their affection level will go up faster in that season.

Elegant – These animals really, really hate being dirty! You’ll get a big affection bonus when you brush them. The higher an animal’s affection, the higher quality products they’ll produce, as well as a higher quantity of that product!

It’s possible to breed these traits into future generations, or create more beneficial traits through breeding:

Great Goods becomes High-Quality Goods: These animals have a strong and powerful body! Because of that, they will sometimes produce higher-quality products.

More Goods becomes Super Goods: These animals are gifted with fantastic health! Because of that, they will sometimes produce a higher quantity of products.

They all come with “really frickin’ cute” by default.

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Wow, the new Harvest Moon is so Minecraft-y ⊟

I know we heard that The Lost Valley, Natsume’s new internally developed Harvest Moon for 3DS, would have Minecraft elements, but this cribs a good part of Mojang’s formula. I’m alright with that since we don’t have that kind of game on a Nintendo platform yet.

And so far it doesn’t look like this revamp comes at the expense of staple features like sheep shearing, crop farming, and NPC romancing. Natsume continues to surprise!

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Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley's “3D” gameplay explained ⊟

Did you enjoy staring at a lil’ cow last night? Then you’ll like these other new Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley screens released by Natsume during E3.

In addition to this media, the game’s E3 brochure page explains the claims of novel “three-dimensional” gameplay:

This is the first game in the Harvest Moon series that can truly be called three-dimensional, as you can use your shovel to dig up and stack soil! That hill you see across the way that you can’t reach even if you jump? Try stacking some soil, climbing on top of the newly created “platform,” and jump again! This time you’ll be sure to reach it, and discover a new part of the land you couldn’t explore before!”

You can also use your shovel to dig downwards! Don’t like traveling all the way to the river to catch your fish? Just dig down into the soil to create your own fishing hole near your house!

Sounds like Natsume took the loss of Story of Seasons as an opportunity to build some Minecraft-esque elements into a Harvest Moon. This is a genius move.

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First screen of Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley ⊟
So Natsume decided to go in this direction with its new internally developed Harvest Moon, huh? Bold move, including such divisive elements as adorable cows.
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First screen of Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley ⊟

So Natsume decided to go in this direction with its new internally developed Harvest Moon, huh? Bold move, including such divisive elements as adorable cows.

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New Harvest Moon means new Harvest Moon plush ⊟

Natsume is flipping the script with a new internally developed Harvest Moon, but only partially changing things up with the expected cute plush animals. The script is half-flipped, propped delicately up on its side. Now, instead of pre-order bonuses, these adorable dog, chicken, and egg/chick toys will be sold for $25 each (via Tomopop).

If you’re at E3 this week, though, rush to Natsume’s booth, check out their lineup, and possibly walk out with the special E3 version of the plush dog, with a blue bandana! 

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