Natsume Inc., a worldwide developer and publisher of family-oriented video games, announced today that the company’s full videogame lineup for 2011 is now available at retail and at Natsume’s Online Store. And, to celebrate the season of giving, Natsume is hosting a Harvest Moon Drawing Contest for its newest release, Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns for 3DS.
Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns for 3DS joins Gabrielle’s Ghostly Groove and Reel Fishing Paradise, also available for the 3DS, as well as Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns for the DS, Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny on the PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii, making it a diversified lineup for every player searching for the perfect game this holiday season.
“We’re pleased to deliver something for every gamer this fall with new iterations of our Harvest Moon and Rune Factory series, along with a brand new IP – Gabrielle’s Ghostly Groove,” said Hiro Maekawa, President and CEO of Natsume. “No matter who’s on your holiday shopping list, we have something fun and entertaining for everyone. In addition, to help get everyone into the spirit of giving, we are holding a drawing contest for Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Town, so everyone should try to enter and win!”
In order to participate in the contest, entrants must draw a picture of their favorite Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns character and their favorite Harvest Moon animal and send it to Natsume by December 31, 2011. Five grand prize winners and fifteen runner-up winners will be chosen. The grand prize is a One-of-a-Kind Igusa Matsuyama Illustration (all five are different) and some Harvest Moon goodies. For more information on the contest, visit http://www.natsume.com.
For more information on each of Natsume’s 2011 holiday lineup see the descriptions below. Each title is rated E or E10+ by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB) and available at retailers nationwide, or at the Natsume Online Store http://natsume.com/store/index.html
Gabrielle’s Ghostly Groove ($39.99 3DS)
Gabrielle’s having a bad day. She sneezed her soul right out of her body! She’ll have to travel to Monsterville, the home of all things that go bump in the night, to get help. Only by busting out the ghostliest dance moves and thrilling and chilling people will she be able to scare up the power she needs to get herself back into her body! It’s a spooktacular rhythm adventure! The game is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB and is available for an MSRP of $39.99.
Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns ($29.99 DS; $39.99 3DS)
Once the best of neighbors, Konohana and Bluebell villages were torn apart by their huge dispute over, of all things, food! Both towns were certain that their cooking was the best in the world. This feud has transformed these happy neighbors into bitter rivals. It’s up to the player, as the main protagonist, to bridge the gap and bring friendship back to the two neighboring villages. As a new farmer to the area, players choose which village to live in. Will it be Eastern-styled Konohana with its abundant fields of crops, or the animal-loving, European-styled Bluebell? Players must pick a home, build a thriving farm, and compete in a huge variety of festivals. If they develop their skills enough, they might even find a way to bring these two towns together once again! Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns is now available for an MSRP of $29.99 on the DST and $39.99 for the 3DS.
Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny($39.99 Wii; $49.99 PS3)
Aden and Sonja, two lifelong friends, live a tranquil life on Fenith Island until they’re struck by a mysterious curse: they awaken to find both of their souls are now trapped in the same body! On top of this unusual calamity, the Fenith Island they knew is gone, replaced by a strange island populated with unfamiliar faces. However, nothing will sink the spirits of the two friends, and by exploring this new world, they will be able to solve the mystery of their curse and save their beloved island. During the course of their journey, Aden and Sonja will be aided by a colorful cast of characters, as well as take command of a towering golem, Ymir. Using their newfound giant friend, they’ll cross vast seas, discover hidden islands and dungeons packed with riches, and battle fearsome monsters of the deep! Rated E10+ by the Entertainment Software Rating Board, the games are available for an MSRP of $39.99 for the Wii version, and $49.99 for the PS3 game.
Reel Fishing Paradise 3D ($29.99 3DS)
Reel Fishing Paradise 3D takes players to 15 stunning fishing locales in their quest to become master anglers. They’ll fish tranquil lakes, rocky coasts, flooded forests, and more, all rendered in eye-popping 3D that brings every leaping fish and splash of water to life. A huge variety of fish will test the expertise of even the most seasoned fishing veterans, from wily largemouth bass to powerful bluefin tuna. Players can choose from more than 100 pieces of tackle and three styles of fishing: lure, fly, and bait. With so much to see and do, Reel Fishing Paradise 3D is a game that will have players hooked! The game is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB and is available for an MSRP of $29.99.