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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

Locations of the Pets from HM:OW DLC #3, XSeed's Fanworks Contest, and Farm'n Kickstarter Updates | Posted at 03:47 PM 2021 4 16 April 2021

Happy Farm'n Friday! The fill-dirt adventure from last weekend was a success! Neither of us managed to locate a truck or trailer to move the dirt from my neighbor's house to Fogu HQ, but I do have many heavy-duty felt bags used for growing tomatoes! So yes, we did end up transporting about 2 yards of fill dirt using tomato felt bags. We could get 4 tomato bags of fill dirt in each of our cars (his SUV and my little Fiat 500), so it took us about 2 and a half trips to move the dirt. Not the most efficient way of moving soil two miles from one property to another, but it worked! Now the ground around the front-yard grow beds are level, and the beds are ready for garden soil.

The typical last-frost-date for our region was the other night, which means it's almost dahlia planting time! Hopefully none of the stored tubers rotted over the winter.

HM:OW Precious Pets Locations

The third DLC for Harvest Moon: One World came out on Tuesday, adding twelve more pets to the base game. The Precious Pets DLC brought four horses, four cats, and four dogs into the game. Half of the animals can be bought, but the other half are found wild and must be tamed if they are to join your farm.

Since it can be a pain to try and hunt for these new pets, below are the locations where you can obtain the twelve new animals:

Players have also noted that the Lava Rabbit from the upcoming Mythical Wild Animals Pack (DLC #4) has hopped into the game through the Precious Pet Pack. If it appears in your game, you can find it along the path to Lebkuchen's volcanic lava flow, in the little alcove before you reach the lava crop field.

XSeed Art Contest

XSeed Games is holding a farm-y creative works contest for US residents. Artists can submit up to three entries to win a copy of the Buffy-the-Buffalo premium edition of the game, a disposable camera with a PoOT-printed cover, a little PoOTy "planter bucket," and a special art print.

The submitted works must fall within the three categories of judging: "It's Wild Out There" for animals, "Love is in The Air" for marriage candidates, and "25 Years of Story of Seasons" for other characters, locations, etc. specifically from the SoS franchise (NOT anything from the Harvest Moon franchise, sorry Murrey and MukuMuku). Entries can be digital art or photographs of physical art such as cross-stitch, polymer clay, etc.

You can read the rules for the contest and submit your entry at XSeed's website:

PoOT Week 7 Sales from Japan

According to Weekly Famitsu estimates, during the week of April 5 to April 11, about 2900 physical copies of SoS:PoOT were sold in Japan. The total number of physical copies sold in Japan is now at about 270,000. The game's sales are slowing down, so it may drop off the Top-20 list in a few weeks.

My Time at Sandrock Updates

Pathea Games are still hard at work with their crowdfunded sequel to My Time at Portia. The game is still in beta through Steam for supporters who purchased early beta access, with pubic early access planned later. Originally, early access was to occur this spring, but legal technicalities with game-rating boards have brought on some delays.

Nonetheless, Pathea is still moving forward with developing the game, such as adding festivals, quicksand pits for sand fishing, and ridable mounts. The game is planned to have an official Steam release in Spring of 2022.

Deiland: Pocket Planet Now Available

Chibig's galactic farming game Deiland: Pocket Planet is now available for purchase from the Nintendo Switch eShop.

A long time ago, when the universe was young, children were sent to Minor Planets. Their mission was to awaken the magic of the Crystals kept within the planet's interior. This is the story of Arco, the youngest of these children who lives on the smallest planet, Deiland. The tiniest of them all.

This Kickstarter-funded game is an updated version of Chibig's earlier game, Deiland. The Nintendo Switch version includes the PC/Ps4 version's expansions along with additional content such as crop growing seasons, updated artwork, and new music. The updated Deiland takes place 6 years after Summer in Mara, so characters from Mara will make guest appearances in the updated Deiland world.

Until next time!

- Cher
(You wear short-shorts, we wear short-shorts!)

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