Natsume Ready Harvest Moon: Hero of Leaf Valley



Natsume shot out a quick e-mail reminding us all that Harvest Moon: Hero of Leaf Valley for PSP has gone gold, and is out next week on April 20th for $29.99.


Harvest Moon: Hero of Leaf Valley appears to be a retelling of or somehow related to Harvest Moon: Save the Homeland for PS2. The gist is this: The Funland Corporation is razing Leaf Valley and building an amusement park over it, and the entire town will be demolished unless you — with the help of the townspeople — stop them. Naturally, you somehow manage this by helping out on the family farm and harvesting gems, mine ore, raising animals, and eventually getting married. In all, there’s 16 different ways you can ultimately save Leaf Valley. If Innocent Life: A Futuristic Harvest Moon wasn’t your cup of tea, this might hit the spot.


Here’s our old list of all the games to date on current-gen hardware again, for anyone that wants to get caught up. The years pertain to Japanese release dates:


Nintendo DS
Harvest Moon DSBack to Nature2005
Harvest Moon DS Cute2005
Boy & Girl2006
Rune FactoryInnocent Life2006
Island of HappinessTree of Tranquility2007
Sunshine IslandsMagical Melody2008
Rune Factory 2Animal Parade2008
Welcome! To the Wind BazaarRune Factory Frontier2008
Rune Factory 3Hero of Leaf Valley2009


Additionally, Natsume also announced that they’ve opened their own community forums now, which you can check out here. It’s only been a little while since the announcement, so there isn’t much activity on the boards yet.

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.