Nintendo 3DS

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


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.

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.