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The Ushi No Tane website was started by Cherubae in 2000 to help players with questions regarding their Harvest Moon games. Originally a site covering just Harvest Moon 2 for Gameboy Color, it has expanded to cover over 25 versions of the Harvest Moon game series as well as the Story of Seasons game series.

Harvest Moon is a farming simulation game with an underlining storyline that add depth to break up the daily monotony of watering crops. In the games, players have the option of getting married, raising livestock and poultry animals, catching fish, and attending festivals to impress the local villagers.

Harvest Moon (Bokujou Monogatari) was first published in Japan in 1996 by Pack In Video; the company, after several mergers, is currently known as Marvelous!. In North America, the game was localized by Natsume, Inc. and first published in 1998. Natsume handled the English localization up until Harvest Moon: A New Beginning. In 2014, Marvelous annnounced that it will be using its own localization company, XSeed Games, to translate Bokujou Monogatari into English and will also be using its own title, Story of Seasons. Natsume still owns the Harvest Moon trademark, and will continue to develop the series independently of Marvelous.

In the PAL region, localization has been handled by Rising Star Games, Marvelous!, and Nintendo of Europe.

The Ushi No Tane website is also the only English help site that covers the Legend of the River King game series (Kawa no Nushi Tsuri), which predates Harvest Moon in Japan by six years. The first River King game was released for the Super Famicom video game console in 1990. The RK guides on this site are for the Gameboy, Gameboy Advanced, Playstation 2, and Nintendo DS entries in the series. River King is basically a dead series with no expectation of future game releases.

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Harvest Moon: Light of Hope
PC (Steam), Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, and mobile
https://fogu.com/hm/light_of_hope
Game Release Dates:
North American release date European release date PC: November 14, 2017
North American release date Ps4/Switch: May 29, 2018
European release date Ps4/Switch: June 22, 2018
North American release date European release date Mobile: September 24, 2018


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Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town
牧場物語 再会のミネラルタウン
Nintendo Switch
Game Release Dates:
Japan release date October 17, 2019
North American release date To Be Determined
European release date To Be Determined
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Harvest Moon: Hero of Leaf Valley
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Another Wonderful Life
(No Fogu Guide Available)
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Legend of the River King
(No Fogu Guide Available)