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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 (JP). In other regions, you'll find Natsume, XSeed Games, Marvelous (EU), and Rising Star involved in the series' release.

The latest version of the mainstream farming series that have been released in various regions of the world are:

The latest version of River King, in all regions of the world, is River King: Mystic Valley (NA 2008, EU 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 one feline intern. 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 Farming Video Game News

HM:OW Release Date, SoS:FoMT 1.0.3. Patch, and RF5 Revealed | Posted at 02:13 PM 2020 9 18 September 2020

Happy farm'n Friday! The local Chehalem Mountain fire is now 100% contained. The outdoor air quality measurements from the federal Environmental Protection Agency fluctuated between "hazardous" and "very unhealthy" this week, so we spent most of the week indoors (again). There are large fires still burning on the east side of the river, though progress is being made there.

Fire investigators determined that our local fire was caused by a campfire that was not extinguished properly. The large fire to the east was triggered by downed powerlines caused by last week's unexpected windstorm.

But last night a wondrous thunderstorm rolled through and dumped a LOT of rain over the valley. Despite the rain, the Riverside fire is still burning but is now slowly being contained. Huzzah!

HM:One World Release Date

The upcoming Nintendo Switch and Playstation 4 game, Harvest Moon: One World has been given an official release date of March 2 in North America and March 5 in Europe and Australia. The global pandemic has thrown a rotten turnip in many a plan, including the development of their latest farming game.

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The move to a March release also impacts the NISA limited edition bundle and the Gamestop Chicken Plushie bundle, so don't forget to update your preorder details if you move, change credit cards, etc. between now and next March.

The official release date announcement also came with some fancy new screenshots and a summary of the story of the multi-environment game:

Before the Harvest Goddess disappeared from this world, she imbued the tiny Harvest Wisps with the knowledge of various seeds, thus ensuring the various fruits and vegetables of the world would not be lost. Using the power given to these Harvest Wisps, you'll unlock various seeds as you progress through the game! But the Harvest Wisps can be tricky to find, as they all appear at different times and places. You'll need to use your noggin to make sure to seek as many as you can of them out!

You can see the other three screenshots, including the new reindeer, goat, and villager Laura, on the Natsume Community Blog:

SoS:FoMT page 1.0.3

Another small update was added to the Nintendo Switch version of Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town. Marvelous notes that this patch fixes...

The Switch should automatically download the 1.0.3 patch, but if it hasn't yet, you can request the download by pressing the + button on the Switch to access the game's profile page.

Rune Factory 5 Reveal

A Nintendo Direct Mini was published Thursday morning, with one of the showcased upcoming games being Rune Factory 5. Developed by Bokujou Monogatari alumni Yoshifumi Hashimoto at his studio, Hakama, and published by Marvelous, the game centers around an amnesiac who finds themselves in Rigbarth, a town "blessed by nature." No memories? Maybe joining the local peacekeeping ranger brigade will help bring 'em back! Boyah!

The new RF5 includes all the standard goodies like farming, fishing, monster taming, and marriage. Now there is a new comb-attack feature for the allies you take with you to dungeons. The trailer also shows a building of some sort on the back of a dragon? Oh interesting! Famitsu's article includes screen shots of elven ranger Scarlet, and strikingly handsome Reinhold commenting on how an unspecified item could bring out the protagonist's cuteness. The trailer on the official Marv website also shows blonde-hair ranger Revere mentioning a character named Kioku, shows character Priscilla in her wedding attire, and gives the default names for the protagonists as Ares (boy) and Aris (girl).

RF5 is currently scheduled for a Spring 2021 release in Japan, and sometime in 2021 in North America.

Guess I need to get back to playing Rune Factory 4. I started the game and was beaten up by a butterfly girl in the forest. I'll have to get back to it soon!

Until next time!

- Cher
(Ya got my Ps5 controller preordered! Now to find a place to preorder the actual console...)

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