Hometown Story Slated This Fall In North America; New Trailer Inside

By Ishaan . August 6, 2013 . 2:30pm

Natsume have released a new trailer for Hometown Story, the upcoming Nintendo 3DS game by Yasuhiro Wada, creator of the Harvest Moon series. The trailer shows off new gameplay footage from the game, giving one a tour of the town, its characters, and the character creation options at the start of the game.



Hometown Story takes place in the town your character grew up in. Following the passing of your grandmother, you take over her shop and begin to rebuild it from its run down state. You’ll be accompanied by a magical sprite named Pochica, who will help you get the store back in shape, and introduce you to the other characters living in the town.


Hometown Story’s character designs are done by Atsuko Nishida, the lady behind a number of Pokémon designs, including Pikachu as well as Ash, Misty and Brock from the Pokémon anime series. Meanwhile, the game’s soundtrack is being composed by Nobuo Uematsu, known for his work on Final Fantasy and The Last Story.


Hometown Story will be published in North America this fall by Natsume. Rising Star Games will be publishing the game in Europe.

Read more stories about & & on Siliconera.

  • Strain42

    Pokemon designer, eh? That’s kinda cool. Even more excited for this game now. Man, my 3DS has been a major drain on my wallet this year ;_;

    But I love it.

  • Ava1on

    Capitalism, Ho!

  • 8 X 11 Printer Paper

    Natsume just why would you launch this the same week Pokemon X/Y comes out…

    • Because Nishida and Uematsu are behind this game?

      • Hraesvelgr

        It’s still not really a good idea. The Pokemon name means a lot more to most people than “Atsuko Nishida” or “Nobuo Uematsu” do.

      • Dede Ogbe

        that doesn’t mean anything with a Pokemon game. It’s like launching a new IP at the same time GTAV is about to be released because Hideo Kojima is behind the game. It’s suicide.

  • dammit thats so cute

  • IS | 桂木

    Music by Nobuo Uematsu? Sold.

  • Higashi no Ame 東の雨

    This trailer is really forcing me to buy this game. But have to finish playing Pokemon X and Rune Factory 4 first.

  • TurtleOmlette

    Can’t wait to get to know ‘Villager Male A’ on a personal, deeper level.

  • KuroNathan

    Arrrrrrgh the eyes! They’re too far down!

  • The narrator in that trailer somehow reminded me of Prof. Oak.

  • Anna Scruton

    Hnnng. I can’t wait for this game!

  • Ying

    This sounds like a cute game, but I’m going to have to wait till reviews come out. My wallet only has so much money in it and the 3DS has so many great games coming out so I don’t have the money to buy everything :(

  • Enzo

    I’m not really sold on this game, to be honest. I would have to see more of it and read reviews first.

  • s07195

    Ugh, where can I get a US 3DS, dangit?

    • mitOmega

      Got mine from videogamesplus ^_^

  • Dream

    Kinnda creeps me out but imagine the voice behind the video as Herbert the Pervert Lmao.

  • mitOmega

    I’ll be waiting to hear feedback online about this I think before I jump on board. I’m more keen on an english release for Fantasy Life :)

Video game stories from other sites on the web. These links leave Siliconera.

Siliconera Tests
Siliconera Videos