Harvest Moon GBC & River King Sprouting On 3DS Virtual Console

By Spencer . June 12, 2012 . 1:00pm

hmoonNatsume is planning to bring some of their classics to the Virtual Console library on the 3DS. Siliconera confirmed with the publisher that Harvest Moon GBC and River King GBC will be re-released as digital downloads.


Harvest Moon GBC will let players grow crops and raise cows on the go. Legend of the River King GBC is mostly about fishing with an underlying story about saving your sister. Remember when fishing wasn’t part of Harvest Moon? No? You’ll be able to find out soon-ish.

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  • raitouniverse

    FoMT or bust

  • MrRobbyM


    I know I could easily emulate these but it’s slightly more tempting me to get a 3DS.

  • River Kiiiiiiiiiiing~! You need a sequel of some sort. I haven’t pulled a monster catfish out of the water for awhile now.

    • AJ

      The DS sequel exists. However, it’s not that good. 

  • NeoAthanasius

    Harvest Moon GB was my first Harvest Moon game. I was also a big fan of Legend of the River King as well. I’ve tried to both emulate and buy the JPN River King game for N64, and it has yet to work out. :-(

  • Zero_Destiny

    Ah River King, now that brings back memories. Will probably be downloading this as soon as I can. Natsume has a good backlog of older GameBoy games I would like to see on the Virtual Console. Lufia: The Legends Returns would be another fun trip down memory lane for me. 

  • puchinri

    Yay! Lucky~!

    I wanted to play both of these games for a while, so I’m glad to get the opportunity. Hopefully later titles will make it to the 3DS VC as well! ♥

  • I bought the GB version of Harvest Moon in the last month or so.

    Yet somehow, I can’t be too mad. Because I have the original black and white version. Not the color one.

    Also hey, River King! I’ll finally get to try that out.

  • Chim_era

    oww no, the memories. however I don’t think my first HM game was the GBC version but the one before that. It was so bad :3
    I still played it endlessy and because it was some kind of illegal version my father bought for me on your typical tropical destination it wasn’t translated well with half of it still in japanese. I think it took me a month to figure out that yes you have to plow before you can sew …
    the beginning of a love story ;)

  • Juuu

    I’m excited to see River King making a comeback in the US. :D While I don’t feel the first HM GBC is that good, I’ll DEFINITELY spring for River King. If it was HM 2 or 3, those I’d go for. Vastly improved. Thanks, Natsume! :D 

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