Harvest Moon: Hero of Leaf Valley Coming To U.S. This April

By Ishaan . January 31, 2010 . 9:03am


The Funland Corporation is planning to tear down Leaf Valley and turn the town into an amusement park unless someone stops them! And how exactly do you do this? Why, by planting crops, mining ores, raising animals and helping the town prosper of course.


That’s the premise for Harvest Moon: Hero of Leaf Valley for PSP, which Natsume confirmed they will be bringing to North America in April this year, priced at $29.99. No date was specified, but Hiro Maekawa, president of Natsume, calls it "the biggest PSP Harvest Moon adventure yet!"


In case you’re curious, here’s how the DS, PSP and Wii tally up in terms of Harvest Moon games (puzzle and non-farming games not included). Do note that the "Year" column corresponds to Japan. Screenshots of Hero of Leaf Valley follow the table.


Nintendo DS
Harvest Moon DS Back to Nature 2005
Harvest Moon DS Cute 2005
Boy & Girl 2006
Rune Factory Innocent Life 2006
Island of Happiness Tree of Tranquility 2007
Sunshine Islands Magical Melody 2008
Rune Factory 2 Animal Parade 2008
Welcome! To the Wind Bazaar Rune Factory Frontier 2008
Rune Factory 3 Hero of Leaf Valley 2009


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In case you’re wondering about the assets, the ones we received from Natsume were out of size and proportion. We’ve re-scaled them and adjusted the proportions, but would recommend waiting for better screens before judging the game.

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  • Ack! A PSP one! Now I’ve got to find and dust mine off.. Blast! Must have it!!

    *goes off to rummage*

  • Guest

    I’ve played it already in japanese, it’s fun and all but there are WAAAAY too many loading screens, loading into a house, out of it, into some one elses house, out of it, the pace was kinda slow to me just for that reason


    its a shame because its a hella nice game

  • finally a “new” harvest moon! want it

  • malek86

    I say we should let them do their stuff. The children will be sad if the amusement park doesn’t get built because of a couple grumpy villagers. Think of the children!

  • I hope natsume will announced Rune Factory 3 soon….

  • jj984jj

    Isn’t this one an expanded remake of Save the Homeland?

    Anyway, I would like to try a Rune Factory game next and 3 seems like it’s really the best one, I hope Natsume is localizing it.

  • JeremyR

    So, like everyone is 10 in this game? (except that old lady).

    • Kris

      Welcome to the world of Harvest Moon!

  • bugmeknot

    So is it Sugartown? There’s only a reference buried in the tag list and you printed the Japanese release date as 2009.

  • Anyone who played the Japanese version know if this game was actually good? or was it as horrible as “Save the Home Land” for PS2?

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