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Nintendo Direct - Connect to new world trailer!

Watch it here.

- You can now have visitors on your farm from other players. There is an example of the other player MC appearing in your game as villagers. The other players can help you care for your animals and crops.
- Safari includes penguins, elephants, boars, bears, birds (oh I know the name of that bird shown, but I can't remember it!), polar bears
- New female marriage candidate shown = Menou (メノウ). Appears to be the manager of the whole Safari system.
- Brown Jersey cow, suffolk sheep, and llama was also shown. Confirmed animals.
- Can trade items with other players
- Collaboration with Nintendo's Mario. You can grow super mushrooms, fire flowers, and invincibility stars on your farm. The star appears to (possibly) fertilizer your crops and the fire flower clears your fields of dead crops.


Also, anyone remember the guy in purple?

This game looks AWESOME. I absolutely cannot wait for it to come out. If you've missed our tumblr update on some of the new characters, click here.

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Posted on 18 Dec 2013 10:44 PM by Jack
How good is Rune Factory 4?

For those who are still debating on getting this game, maybe reading through these reviews will help you decide:

- Gamesradar
- NintendoWorldReport
- Gaming Trend
- RPGFan

That's some pretty good feedback! laughing

In an unrelated but exciting news, two characters from the upcoming game, Linking the New World, have been revealed. Check it out!

There are also some screens of the game that just got out.

Also, HMOtaku made a tumblr account recently. You should totally follow us.

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Posted on 17 Oct 2013 3:57 PM by Jack
Harvest Moon: Linking the new world!

Guys it's a new Harvest Moon game! From the looks of it, it could be a sequel to A New Beginning. It's also being called Connect to the new land.

HARVEST MOON: CONNECT TO THE NEW LAND coming for the 3DS for Japan in February 2014.

The story will take place in Oak Tree Town, where the player moves to take care of a farm with the help of Fritz and Edda. The game will also have a Safari mechanic later on where the player will be able to take care and befriend wild animals such as angora rabbits, penguins, monkeys and reindeer.

The game will also bring back some recurring characters and an easier way to farm (including the return of 3x3 plots, watermelon and tomatoes). The game will have great use of communications by bringing a “Connect Station” feature where player will be able to trade items and will also be able to visit each others towns*, as well as using StreetPass to share information.

Character design was made by Matsuyama Igusa and the game will be produced by Yoshifumi Hashimoto.

The game was announce on Famitsu, revealing the design for the male and female characters, as well as some new characters:

Veronica: Red haired villager in top of the scan (looks a lot like Allen from ANB*)
Lillie: Bachelorette wearing orange on scans and screenshots.
Fritz: Bachelor* wearing scarf, farmer.
Edda: Adorable old lady.
Elise: Bachelorette* in pink.
*not confirmed yet

For more pictures and source click here.

Additional information!

- Protagonist, spending everyday the same way, was looking to add some spice to his humdrum life.
- Saw a flier and submitted the paperwork to become a farmer in Oaktree Town
- One week later, he received notice that he made it through to the trial farm phase. He starts his new life.
- In the fields, you'll grow various crops while repeatedly harvesting and shipping, and steadily growing your farm.
- Other farmers in the town as well.
- You'll be able to assist your fellow farmers while, at times, also competing with them and enjoying a bustling farm life.
- Eventually, you will able to go to a place called the ''Safari''. Here animals freely roam about!

More sources: GN and GEMATSU

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Posted on 10 Oct 2013 4:51 AM by Jack
Hometown Story official release date...
... is october 22nd!

So if you still haven't pre-ordered it yet, you should so you can get one of these fellas.

Just to remind you guys, each store has its own different colored Ember.

*You can get the EMERALD GREEN Ember by pre-ordering at GameStop stores and
*The RUBY RED Ember will be our gift to you when pre-ordering from
*Our SUNNY YELLOW Ember is an exclusive to the Natsume Online Store.

SAPPHIRE BLUE Ember is no longer available.

If you guys were interested in getting that extremely adorable Pochica plushie instead, you'll have to pre-order the collector's edition from here. It's 10 bucks more! Not bad.

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Posted on 04 Oct 2013 7:20 AM by Jack
HMO: One Decade Old!

Ten years of awesomeness. Ten years of Harvest Moon. Today is Harvest Moon Otaku's tenth birthday! To celebrate this, Nami and Zazabar, decided to give HMO an awesome makeover! laughing There's a lot of stuff that still needs to be taken care of but do take a look at it and tell us what you think!

There's also a surprise for the forum members that's going to take place in the weekend. I wonder what that is....

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Posted on 24 Sep 2013 12:53 AM by Jack
Rune Factory 4 official release date!

Rune Factory 4 will be available both at retail and as a digital download on Nintendo's 3DS eShop for $39.99 on October 1st! This will be the first Rune Factory game to be purchasable on the eShop. They also announced their official website and another How To trailer on their Facebook page.

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Posted on 12 Sep 2013 6:42 PM by Jack
How To Train Your Ember

Hometown Story promotions are on the go! For those that don't know, Ember are baby dragon creatures that you'll encounter in Hometown Story. There is actually a contest going on right now and Natsume Inc. is giving away ten rare E3 Ember plushies, five of which will be signed by Yasuhiro Wada himself.

To find out how to enter the contest click here. There's not much time left, but that's okay because even if you don't win you can always pre-order Hometown Story and get the green Ember plushie exclusively at the Gamestop stores.

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Posted on 05 Aug 2013 10:46 PM by Jack
Blast from the past!

Heeeey! Did you know that the original Harvest Moon is now available on the WiiU eShop? You didin't?! Oh... well, now you do! So what are you waiting for? Have a go at it!

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Posted on 05 Aug 2013 10:42 PM by Jack

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