Harvest Moon Creator’s Next Game Gets A Plushie Pre-Order Bonus, Too

By Ishaan . July 26, 2013 . 9:30am

Harvest Moon creator Yasuhiro Wada is working on his next original title—Hometown Story, a game where you play as a shopkeeper in a small, but charming town. During the game, you get to make one of seven wishes come true.



Hometown Story is being published in North America by Natsume, and while the game doesn’t have an official release date yet, Natsume have revealed a plushie pre-order bonus for it already, similar to the ones they give out with the Harvest Moon games.


The Green Ember plushie above will be available exclusively via GameStop. Meanwhile, details on the Red Ember plushie will be announced at a later date.


Hometown Story is in development for the Nintendo 3DS. While Natsume are publishing the game in North America, Rising Star will release it in Europe.

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  • Strain42

    Please let one of them be available through Amazon. I don’t wanna have to go to GameStop for this…I am really looking forward to this game though. Have been ever since he was talking about his new company.

  • Barrylocke89

    I really hope that we hear more about this game’s gameplay and see more videos as the release date comes closer. As it stands, it looks like a somewhat unimpressive mix of Animal Crossing and Recettear. I’m really interested in this one though, you never know if it turns out to be a surprise hit (sleeper or not).

  • Michael Martin

    Ugh, GameStop’s site says that not only is this pre-order bonus “while supplies last” and first-come first-serve, but online orders will have to show up at a GameStop location after the game is released and hope they have them in stock. If it’s a pre-order bonus, it needs to be guaranteed for 100% of people who pre-order and it should be packaged with the game when it ships for online orders. Lame.

    • ronin4life

      100% Garuntee is, in my opinion, uneccessary. HOWEVER, A 100% Garuntee that GS employees won’t scalp, give away or steal these bonuses should be standard…ugh. -_-;;

      Because I can understand not being able to supply demand, but making that worse by foregoing obligation out of stupidity(like giving the bonuses apart from preorders) employee firsties or sheer profiteering is BS.

  • Scarletmoonwish

    I’m still on the fence on this game, while I enjoy all of Yasuhiro Wada’s work I just having a tough time swallowing these character sprites. The more I watch the video though the more tolerable I become.

  • Dexward

    The title font looks like the font used for Toy Story.

  • Shane Guidaboni

    Why are they floating across the ground?

  • Audie Bakerson

    Eh, it’s no Raiho.

  • puchinri

    Huh. Those are kind of cute, so I may consider pre-ordering. If I really feel up to getting the game.

  • artemisthemp

    I hope Rising Star will give Plushie as Pre order bonus also.

  • Chim_era

    I was so happy with the release date for the latest harvest moon, I’ll buy this one too. Maybe just to support the original makers and publishers because I don’t think it will equal a new beginning

  • Will Jay

    Interested in the game, but wary for some reasons. The initial preview seemed to be lacking polish, but I’m hoping it’s gotten better.

    I’d much rather of had a plush of that mascot character as a pre-order gift.

  • What is this rip off of Recettaer ?!

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