Project Happiness Trailer Shows In-Game Footage, Uematsu Composing

By Ishaan . June 6, 2012 . 12:30pm

Natsume have released a teaser trailer for Project Happiness, a new game by Yasuhiro Wada, the creator of the Harvest Moon series. The game is a simulation title that involves running a shop, and will be released in 2013. Nobuo Uematsu will provide the soundtrack. Watch the trailer below:



You’ll be able to choose either a male or female character in Project Happiness. Natsume have not yet announced what platforms the will be released on, but we’ll have more news from E3.

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  • Ganali Castillo

    Probably for the ds if not then android phones.

    • MrRobbyM

      By DS you mean 3DS, right?

      • Dyne

         i calling 3ds as well, the opening yell that it be good in 3d.

  • badmoogle

    I would have said “day 1” but first i need to know for what platform it will come out. :p But i really like the children’s book art style.I look forward to know more about it.

  • SirRichard

    If I had to guess, I would think it’s a browser game or a phone game, or maybe a 3DS game. That said, it looks like it could be fun and the Harvest Moon influence is definitely still there.

  • MrRobbyM

    I’m not sure I like what I’m seeing. It looks like it has potential but it also looks like it could be an iOS/tablet/browser kind of game which is only ever a turn off for me. Not to say it can’t have good games, but it’s usually indicative of a shallower or simpler game. Which, again, isn’t necessarily a bad thing, the point to making a game for the tablets and what not is to have the game available to as many people as possible.

    Anyways, I’m getting off-topic. I have hope that the game will be fun and that Toybox/Natsume will not let us down.

    • PoweredByHentai

      If it were a browser game, I think that it would be done with development by now.

      I am getting a lot of Recettear vibes from it though.

      • MrRobbyM

        You’re right, I didn’t even think of that.

        I am as well though it looks like it could also be a 3DS game.

        • PoweredByHentai

          And a PS Vita game.  I would love to have a Recettear game on my Vita.

          • Testsubject909

            Multiplatform release, everyone is happy.

  • Philip Irwin

    …So, another harvest moon game then?  …Yay?

  • RaikageV

    Hmm, well, I don’t really know…
    I thought it would, well, look better, much better than this.
    However, maybe the gamplay is actually fun? Who knows…

  • Strain42

    Way when there was that interview with Wada, I promised that if I could, I’d buy his first game, even without knowing what it is, just to show my support for someone I believed it.

    Now that I’ve seen some footage of this, it’s more than an empty gesture. I’m actually excited for it. As long as it’s for a console I own, I’ll be getting this game.

    Can’t wait.

  • Tom_Phoenix

    “What would you like to do? A boy? A girl?”


    • Göran Isacson

      My oh my mister Soothing Narratorvoice, I believe my orientation is my own business and I thank you to keep your blunt questions to yourself! harumph.

    • boundries_san


  • Göran Isacson

    Can’t really say I know that much about the game after watching the trailer. Wasn’t there a post here in Siliconera about some RPG game in which you could take on any role, knight, city watchman, blacksmith, baker, item shop owner etc and play your own story? Is this that game or something completely different?

    • xflame10

      isn’t that fantasy life for the 3ds?

    • boundries_san

      Fantasy Life from LV-5 on 3DS.^^

  • I reluctantly admit that I’ll be disappointed if there’s no romance aspect to this game.

  • scratchbach

    Not certain about how it looks graphically, although I do like the general art style. And Nobuo <3
    Luckily, I've got 'till 2013 to decide if I want this or not, and I probably will.

  • Solomon_Kano

    Never played any any of the Harvest Moon games so I dunno what he usually does, but this looks a bit more interesting to me. Then again, Harvest Moon never got a score from Uematsu…

  • puchinri

    Loving all those different art styles, and the designs are looking pretty nice too. I can’t wait to see more of the game~.

  • I love the character design already and the music from Master Nobuo?? That’s fantastic. From the look of it I’d say it’s either 3DS or Vita but maybe multiplatform portable game for 3DS, Vita and mobile phones. I just hope it’s not exclusive to latter. Either 3DS or Vita are fine because this game has English on it so I don’t have to worry :D

  • day 1. 

  • Joanna

    So happy with the inclusion of a gender choice (more games need to do this~) It does look a lot like Recettear and HM had a baby, but I trust Wada to give us an interesting spin on things. :) Also, I’ll definitely get this if it’s on a system I own.

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