Natsume Ready Harvest Moon: Hero of Leaf Valley

By Ishaan . April 15, 2010 . 7:02pm


Natsume shot out a quick e-mail reminding us all that Harvest Moon: Hero of Leaf Valley for PSP has gone gold, and is out next week on April 20th for $29.99.


Harvest Moon: Hero of Leaf Valley appears to be a retelling of or somehow related to Harvest Moon: Save the Homeland for PS2. The gist is this: The Funland Corporation is razing Leaf Valley and building an amusement park over it, and the entire town will be demolished unless you — with the help of the townspeople — stop them. Naturally, you somehow manage this by helping out on the family farm and harvesting gems, mine ore, raising animals, and eventually getting married. In all, there’s 16 different ways you can ultimately save Leaf Valley. If Innocent Life: A Futuristic Harvest Moon wasn’t your cup of tea, this might hit the spot.


Here’s our old list of all the games to date on current-gen hardware again, for anyone that wants to get caught up. The years pertain to Japanese release dates:


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


Additionally, Natsume also announced that they’ve opened their own community forums now, which you can check out here. It’s only been a little while since the announcement, so there isn’t much activity on the boards yet.

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  • mango5snowy

    I’m so excited for this! :3 Save the Homeland is one of my favorite Harvest Moon games >_<

  • I hope they gonna announce RF3 soon

  • Has to be on PSN! >.> Or i’ll cry… no body ever wants to see a man cry.

  • FInally!! wohoo! And i dont care who, i just want rune factory 3 released T.T.

    One of the most important features is that, besides a lot of extras, in this game after you get married and keep on playing, while the ps2 game could only be played one game year, wich is the time you are given to save the homeland, after a year passes you start from the beginning.
    Good thing that doesnt happens here

  • Loving the HM franchise and only see it to grow and grow by word of mouth.

  • Argh, slow down Natsume! I’ve only finally just gotten Rune Factory Frontier, I’m still waiting on Animal Parade to appear, and I’ve yet to save up for Tree of Tranquility!! Not to mention I still can’t remember where I’ve put that PSP… Could I get a PS3 version instead?

  • Joanna

    Hey did Sunshine Islands ever make it over to North America? I don’t recall hearing about it, but it may have slipped my mind. I have Island of Happiness, and I was thinking of giving Sunshine a try as well. :3

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