Welcome to Harvest Moon Meadow!

We are just starting out as a site so please forgive the lack of content and the disorganization. We plan to be an active, informative and all around entertaining Harvest Moon community based fan site. The following are just some of the key features and interactive experiences we will be offering:

- Extensive Harvest Moon game coverage.
- Related media such as screenshots and music.
- An active and completely integrated discussion forum.
- A fully realized text-based Harvest Moon RPG.
- Fan art and fan fiction.
- And much more…

We appreciate your patience in this time while we plant our seeds and begin to grow. Why not hop over to the forums and say hello? We already have an active member base of some of the most kind, interesting and helpful people you'll ever meet. Stay tuned for further information!

Natsume´s E3 and The Lost Valley

by Kirika on June 4th - 2014 at 08:49:37 AM in Harvest Moon News

Yesterday afternoon Natsume, a worldwide developer and publisher of family-oriented video games, announced that they will be releasing a new Harvest Moon title for the 3DS system. 

Little is actually known about the game since they’re waiting to officially announce it at E3.

What we do know is that it will be named Harvest Moon The Lost Valley and they are expecting to release later this year.

Natsume has also released the stroy synopsis. It reads: Harvest Moon The Lost Valley for 3DS is the latest game in Natsume’s long-running fan-favorite series. Hiking your way through the mountains one day, you become caught in an unexpected snowstorm, and find shelter with the help of a faint voice. When you awaken, you find and help a kindly Harvest Sprite buried under the snow, who tells you all of the seasons in the valley have vanished except for winter. To return all 4 seasons to the valley, you’ll need the help of the villagers, the Harvest Sprites, the Harvest Goddess, and even the King of the Underworld! You’ve never played a Harvest Moon game quite like this!

For more information please check out the Natsume Facebook pageofficial website, and Cee Cee's Tumblr. As mentioned above more information will be disclosed at E3.

Story of Seasons coming to E3!

by Kirika on May 28th - 2014 at 11:18:10 AM in Harvest Moon News

Apparently as of today, Harvest Moon Connect to the New Land for the 3DS which came out in Japan earlier this year is getting an official U.S. title.  But that’s not all. 

Along with the new name the series is also switching hands from long time localizer Natsume to the up-and-coming XSEED Games.  For those who aren’t sure if you know any games by the company,  XSEED handled the Ys series (PSP, PSVita), Rune Factory (Wii, DS, 3DS), and Lunar Silver Star Harmony (PSP) as well as some JRPG’s on the Wii.

Due to the switch, CttNL will also be striped of the Harvest Moon title here in the west since XSEED does not hold those rights.  That being said the game will simply be known as Story of Seasons and not Harvest Moon Story of Seasons.

More information on Story of Seasons will be announced during this year’s E3. For those wanting to read the official article that I read this morning here you go. As always, members feel free to discuss your opinions. 

Everybody Plays Hometown Story Giveaway!

by Kirika on May 16th - 2014 at 06:23:45 AM in Harvest Moon News

While it’s not Harvest Moon Everybody Plays, a U.K. gaming news site, has teamed up with Rising Star Games and is holding a major giveaway for Hometown Story.

Forgotten what Hometown Story is?  It’s the life simulation, shop keeping game made by Yasuhiro Wada that lets you make friends, solve mysteries and put your hometown back on the map. Are you interested now? 

The main prize according to the site consists of 1 3DS download code for Hometown Story, 1 signed t-shirt, 1 Hometown Story plushie, and 1 official soundtrack.  The person in second will receive 1 3DS download code for Hometown Story and the soundtrack; the third runner-up will receive just a copy of the 3DS download code.

For more information on rules and how to enter please check out Everybody Play’s full list of the event

This contest is only open to legal residents of the U.K. and will be open until a minute after midnight on May 20, 2014. Good luck guys!

Connect to the New Land's Japanese Release!

by Kirika on March 1st - 2014 at 07:56:01 PM in Harvest Moon News

So the new Harvest Moon game, Connect to the New Land, for the Nintendo 3DS was released in Japan on Feb. 27.

At the moment there is no U.S.or European release date. That being said the Meadow will not be starting any game pages on the site for it because I personally do not want to read up on it.

For those wanting to spoil themselves with information though you can watch a Let’s Play by LinandKo over on YouTube. While the game is in Japanese they are talking in English to try and explain a few things so don't worry if you don't understand it. At the moment they have three parts up. 

Natsume's Panda Contest!

by Kirika on January 17th - 2014 at 04:10:37 PM in Harvest Moon News

Hey Meadowers and Harvest Moon fans in general, I just wanted to give you all a heads up to the current contest Natsume is holding.

Those of you residing in the U.S. and who have an account on Tumblr have an opportunity to win 1 of 2 Rare Panda plushies. 

For more details on how to enter please visit Ceecee’s Tumblr page

Good luck everyone! ^.^

Connect to the New Land in 2014!

by Kirika on October 10th - 2013 at 09:35:08 AM in Harvest Moon News

A new Harvest Moon game is being planned for Japanese release in Feb. 2014.

The new game will be for the Nintendo 3DS. The game, from what I’ve is said to be called Connect to the New Land or Linking to the New World. 

Based on the images that have surfaced it seems to have similar art and game play graphics to ANB. Below are a few features that that game is said to have.

 

  • Recurring characters from the past
  • 3x3 plots
  • Players will be able to trade items and will also be able to visit each other’s towns (almost like AC:NL style is what I’m personally picturing)
  • This game will offer new animals to assist, and the types of wild animals that appear in the Safari will increase as the story advances
  • Some new animals will be: Angora rabbits, parrots and reindeer

If you’re still curious please check out the official Japanese article on Famitsu. You can also read up on the game at Gematsu and GoNintendo. If you want to chat in the forums for the new game please make sure to mark the post with CttNW.