The Ushi No Tane websites specialize in information, FAQs, and guides about the Nintendo console versions of the Harvest Moon, Story of Seasons, and Legend of the River King video games. These game genres are created and published in Japan by Marvelous. In other regions, you'll find Natsume, XSeed Games, Marvelous AQL of Europe, and Rising Star involved in the series' release.
The latest version of the farming series in various regions of the world are Bokujou Monogatari: Mitsu no Sato no Taisetsuna Tomodachi in Japan (June 2016), Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns in North America (February 2017), Harvest Moon: Skytree Village in North America (November 2016), and Story of Seasons in Europe (December 2015).
The latest version of River King, in all regions of the world, is River King: Mystic Valley (2009).
Since 2000, Ushi no Tane has been run by a grouchy old lady who happens to be fond of video game agriculture along with two feline interns. The website is not officially affiliated, sponsored, endorsed, or employed by the developers of Harvest Moon, Story of Seasons, or River King. This is simply a fan site.
Latest Harvest Moon News
Natsume QA, Sale, and SV EU Info | Posted at 02:49 PM on 24 March 2017Happy farm'n Friday! It is raining today and will also be raining be tomorrow, and the next day, and the next day, and so on. It rains a lot here.
It is time for Natsume's Spring Q&A session, where company representatives Pres Hiro, Boss Man, Localizer Adam, and CM CeeCee will answer public-submitted questions about the company and its published game series as best as they possibly can. Granted, questions about games they haven't announced yet or if the company is hiring won't be answered, but there are a plethora of other great questions to ask such as:
When will Doc get his own game series?
Doc is a wonderful character, so he will be a marriage candidate in the next version, right?
Will there should be more eccentric characters, like Doc, in future Harvest Moon games?
KA-POWZA NEED MORE DOC NAO PLZ?
You can submit your questions to the company by posting them to @Natsume_Inc on Twitter, to the company's Facebook page, or to Community Manager CeeCee's Tumblr.
In Europe, Rising Star Games has kicked off their promotion of Harvest Moon: Skytree Village, announcing that the game will be available in early June. The publisher has also released an EU intro video, but it seems to be missing one key feature: there's no Doc! Egads! Perhaps RSG will reveal the great inventor closer to the EU release date. The trailer is in English, but there are French, German, and Spanish flavors of the village name on RSG's press release.
Back in the USA, there is a Playstation flash sale on a variety of Natsume-published games, including three Harvest Moon titles: