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Harvest Moon: Hero of Leaf Valley Coming To U.S. This April

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The Funland Corporation is planning to tear down Leaf Valley and turn the town into an amusement park unless someone stops them! And how exactly do you do this? Why, by planting crops, mining ores, raising animals and helping the town prosper of course.

 

That’s the premise for Harvest Moon: Hero of Leaf Valley for PSP, which Natsume confirmed they will be bringing to North America in April this year, priced at $29.99. No date was specified, but Hiro Maekawa, president of Natsume, calls it "the biggest PSP Harvest Moon adventure yet!"

 

In case you’re curious, here’s how the DS, PSP and Wii tally up in terms of Harvest Moon games (puzzle and non-farming games not included). Do note that the "Year" column corresponds to Japan. Screenshots of Hero of Leaf Valley follow the table.

 

Nintendo DS
Wii
PSP
Year
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

 

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In case you’re wondering about the assets, the ones we received from Natsume were out of size and proportion. We’ve re-scaled them and adjusted the proportions, but would recommend waiting for better screens before judging the game.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.