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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

Skytree EU CE and April 4-col Comic | Posted at 02:09 PM on 21 April 2017
The Collectors Edition of Harvest Moon: Skytree Village will be available for the European release of the Nintendo 3DS game in a few months. The CE bundle will be available for preorder on the NISA Europe Online Store on Thursday, April 27.

The EU collectors edition appears to be similar (if not the same) as the North American version that was released by NIS America last November. The CE comes with a game CD soundtrack, including Doc's amazing theme; a rubber blue feather keychain; a 44-page Farmer's Diary that contains artwork, villager information, and village shop hours; six pin badges of the game's animals; a barn-themed package; and a copy of the Nintendo 3DS game. The price of the CE package will be revealed on the 27th. The game is still anticipated to be released this June.

Speaking of upcoming games, Yasuhiro Wada's latest game, Birthdays the Beginning, will be released soon in North America on May 9th and Europe on May 12th. His environment-building game will be available for the Playstation 4 and Steam platforms. In this game you'll be in charge of your little world and seeing what develops by changing the environment factors such as the air temperature, land and water amounts, terrain, and more. Will your life forms thrive or will they go extinct? You can learn more about his upcoming game on the official website:

Both NIS America and NISA Europe have Collectors Editions of the PS4 version of Birthdays available for pre-order. The CE comes with a plushie of the game's main character, a world guide, a CD of the game's soundtrack, a special unrevealed bonus item, and a copy of the game.

For those who are new to farming, Yasuhiro Wada is the original producer of the Bokujou Monogatari / Harvest Moon video game series. The Bokumono series producer is currently Yoshifumi Hashimoto, who has been involved in the series for quite a long time.

And here is the translated April Nintendo DREAM 4-col comic drawn by long-time Bokumono series illustrator, Igusa Matsuyama!

- Cher
(Another sunny Friday today! Time to mow the other half of the overgrown lawn!)
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