Shining Dragon isn’t the only unlikely localization project coming out from Valcon Games. They are also working on Youkoso Hitsuji Mura (Welcome to Sheep Village), a PlayStation 2 farming game that appears to be more serious than Harvest Moon. The emphasis in Hitsuji Mura is bartering your way up to livestock and herding sheep. There are other animals in the game like a number of hunting dogs, yaks and a goat who carries a sake bottle strapped on his back.
This game is actually part of a series and a Nintendo DS version. Success will release Hakoniwa Seikatsu: Hitsuji Mura DS (Minature Garden Living: Sheep Village DS) in Japan this June. Perhaps, if the localized version of Hitsuji Mura does well Valcon Games will pick up the Nintendo DS follow up.
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