This Year’s Harvest Moon Games Are…

By Spencer . May 21, 2009 . 9:41am

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Natsume has more Harvest Moon games slated for 2009 and these aren’t puzzle spin-offs. Harvest Moon: Animal Parade and Harvest Moon: Sunshine Islands stick to what the series is known for crops and cuddly creatures.


Harvest Moon: Animal Parade is a localized version of Harvest Moon: Waku Waku Animal March which Marvelous brought to the Wii last year. A domestic release is scheduled for this fall. In the game players search for five bells to call the Harvest King and grow the Harvest Goddess’ tree on hippoback. Harvest Moon: Animal Parade has lots of animals you can ride and train. Teach tricks to penguins then share the photos by sending them via WiiConnect 24.


Harvest Moon: Sunshine Islands takes characters from Harvest Moon: Island of Happiness and brings them into a new DS game. An earthquake shook up and sunk some of the islands many years ago. It’s up to you to raise them by finding the Sun Stones. Or maybe not. You can also spend your time living a quiet farming, family, fishing, mining, and badger caring life when Harvest Moon: Sunshine Islands comes out this summer.

  • ECM

    They need to release the simple but fun WiiWare game, too.

  • Joanna

    whatever happened to that bazaar harvest moon DS game?
    Also, Sunshine Island takes place in the same place as Island of Happiness? (That’s what I understood, but I’m not too sure…) If yes, does that mean the same bachelors and bachelorettes are available (along with the same towns people)? I was hoping for someone new to court :/

    • eyeofnewt

      Yes, Sunshine Islands brings the cast of Island of Happiness back. However, there are two new marriage candidates, a rich boy named Will and a treasure hunter girl. Also, the Witch Princess now has a niece living with her.

  • Vino (Tim N)

    I need more of these games, even if I just play them for a day or two.

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