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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 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.

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Black Friday 2019 Sales and Classic 4-col Comic | Posted at 11:45 AM on 29 November 2019

Happy Farm'n Friday! We've been busy installing the outdoor Christmas lights. The roof line was finished last weekend, and this week the three evergreen trees in the front yard had their light wraps attached. This weekend will be the porch and retaining wall installation, and I've a new idea for the 72 feet of front-facing wall.

Last year one of the trunk wraps lost 50 lights for reasons unknown. I assumed it was a fuse (because it was exactly half of the lights on the string), but swapping out the fuses didn't turn the darkened lights back on. Turns out THAT wasn't the problem at all...

A stupid tree rat had chewed through the wires and STOLE one of the bulbs and its lamp holder. That little thief! Mr.Fogu reconnected the wires so the remaining 49 bulbs lit up again. The missing lamp is at the top edge of the tree wrap (about 12 feet up the tree), so it is not as obvious from the street that it was ripped off by a squirrel. Grrr...

Holiday Discounts!

It's the end-of-year shopping season and a good time to pick up some farm'n video games! Holiday discounts are available on multiple platforms:

PC/Steam (End December 3)

Doraemon: Story of Seasons and Harvest Moon: Mad Dash are not included in the Steam farming game discounts.

Nintendo Switch (Ends December 4)

Wada's Happy Birthdays for Nintendo Switch is also on sale for $14.99 (62% off).

Nintendo 3DS (Sale ends December 4)

The 3DS sale also includes Hometown Story for $9.99 (50% off)

Xbox One (Sale ends December 2)

Game Sale Data

According to Weekly Famitsu, the Japan release of Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town has now hit 100,000 sales! The Nintendo Switch game sold another 2400 copies to place it at about 101,700 sold. On the other hand, the game's ranking dropped to #25 out of 30.

Nintendo DREAM 4-col Comic

It's been a while since we've had one of these! Here's the translated version of Igusa Matsuyama's 4-box comic that originally was published in the March 2013 edition Nintendo DREAM magazine, featuring protagonist Hart from Harvest Moon: A New Beginning.

Until next time! - Cher (I've a lot of green lights to add to this year's display!)
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