Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Natsume

Clint and crew let it rip in new trailer for Wild Guns Reloaded

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Natsume has released a trailer for their upcoming action title Wild Guns Reloaded. The cult classic made brief returns on the Virtual Console in 2010 and 2014, but the studio is looking to bring it back in full as a from-the-ground-up remake. Clint, Annie, Doris, and Bullet all get back into the action, blasting enemies to smithereens with machine guns, lasers, and grenades. Up to four players will be able to team up to take down the main mode.

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PlayStation 4 News

Time to hit the streets, River City: Tokyo Rumble out for 3DS

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Natsume has released Arc System Works’ stab at the long-running River City series, River City: Tokyo Rumble. The beat ‘em up mixes in light role-playing elements to help see players through waves of enemies as they clean up Tokyo’s streets. After gangs begin to take over the city, high schooler Kunio teams up with his friends to drive them out. When they aren’t crushing heads with chains, bikes, and soccer balls, they are taking on jobs and grabbing snacks. There’s never not a good time to grab a candy bar.

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River City: Tokyo Rumble launching Sept. 27, Amazon gets a bonus

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Natsume will be returning to the River City series in a few weeks when River City: Tokyo Rumble hits 3DS on September 27. The Arc System Works-developed entry will mix role-playing mechanics with brawler-style combat as players take on the role of Kunio, a badass with a heart of gold. After a group of ruffians move into Tokyo, Kunio and his pals take it upon themselves to clean up the streets before the newcomers take over the city. The studio also revealed an Natsume Amazon-exclusive bonus: a limited-edition keychain of Kunio.

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3DS

NIS to release Harvest Moon: Skytree Village Limited Edition

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NIS is teaming up with Natsume to release a limited edition of Harvest Moon: Skytree Village. The set includes a copy of the game, 44-page softcover art book, soundtrack, six-piece lapel pin set, blue feather rubber-strap keychain, and a collector’s box. Skytree Village follows series tradition in allowing players to romance a partner, get married, have children, and make their way in the world by farming. New crops, flowers, and a fishing mechanic have been added, along with a cast of characters who live in the nearby town.

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Harvest Moon: More Friends of Mineral Town on Wii U Virtual Console

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Natsume has released Harvest Moon: More Friends of Mineral Town on the Wii U Virtual Console. The Game Boy Advance title is a follow-up to Back to Nature that includes new events, features, and mini-games. As a new arrival in a small town, players take on the task of turning their dilapidated farm around by planting and harvesting crops and raising animals. Along the way, they are able to meet and befriend the local townsfolk, and if all goes well, even get married and start a family.

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Legacy System News, Wii U

A-Train: City Simulator rolls into eShop for 3DS

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Natsume has released their 3DS train-management sim A-Train: City Simulator. The Artdink-developed title tasks players with sustaining a transportation company through subsequent eras, starting with steam-powered trains, by managing the company’s finances and keeping customers happy. Support structures can also be built to maintain additional means of travel, including bus routes, subway stations, and airports.

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Screenshots, details released for Natsume’s A-Train: City Simulator

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Natsume has released some new screenshots from their upcoming traffic-management sim A-Train: City Simulator. Described as “a cross between a social experience and a deeply involved city building simulator,” the game puts players in the shoes of a transportation supervisor tasked with keeping traffic running like a well-oiled machine in a variety of situations, from cities to suburbs. Players will have access to a variety of support structures, including subways and bus terminals, to augment their services and keep their job as they progress from the steam era to electric. Custom scenarios will also be possible with an included map editor.

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Festivals, marriage, and more in Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley trailer

Natsume has released a new trailer for Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley. The video is focused on the festivals in which players can participate, including an Egg Hunt and a Horse Race, as well as glimpses of a variety of other events. Players will be able to spy married life and parenthood, a few of the animal types that can be raised, and the Harvest God and Goddess.

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Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley goes gooooold for 3DS

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Natsume has announced that Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley has gone gold for 3DS. The latest entry in the farming-centric role-playing series will hit stores on November 4, but gamers who pre-order before then from GameStop or the Natsume store will receive a 5” plushie designed after the player’s in-game pet dog. A collector’s edition is also available exclusively at the Natsume store, which comes with a 12” rabbit plushie.

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Upcoming Wii U RPG Alphadia Genesis detailed, screens released

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Natsume has detailed the cast from their upcoming Wii U role-playing game, Alphadia Genesis. This entry marks the series debut in North American, and is currently available for Android and iOS, and to get everyone up to speed, a detailed list of the primary players has been released along with some screenshots of everyone in action. The storyline picks up 15 years after the end of the Energi Wars, a series of battles that saw the introduction of clones as weapons, as the two belligerents, Augustine and Archleign, continue to work together for peace.

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