Marvelous is aggressively expanding Rune Factory series in Japan. The Harvest Moon spinoff already got a Nintendo DS sequel back in January. Later this year, Rune Factory Frontier will bring the series to the Wii. Neverland Company, the developers of the DS games, will stay on board as the developer for Rune Factory Frontier. This will be Neverland’s first Wii game so I don’t know what to expect other than motion controlled harvesting and a kingdom built on the back of a flying stone whale.
This is almost guaranteed to come out in North America, but it might be awhile until it gets a proper English release. Natsume is quite busy with an existing backlog of Harvest Moon games to publish.
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