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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


EU be PoOT'n, Far East Expansion for One World, Kickstarter Updates, and PoOT Expansion Pass in JP | Posted at 01:04 PM 2021 3 26 March 2021

Happy Farm'n Friday! It has been a few weeks of waiting, but the new raised garden bed kits finally arrived this morning!

These raised beds are made out of non-toxic woodchip-cement and manufactured by a company here in Oregon. The raised bed panels' rough texture means slugs hate crawling across it, which is the primary reason I went with these instead of the typical wood-cedar or corrugated metal raised beds. Last year, the lettuce and strawberries grown in the wood-constructed raised bed were destroyed by slugs. It was really frustrating.

Before ordering, the company sent me a small 5"x5" panel sample that I used to test its anti-slug properties. The sample piece was placed outside in the slug world (i.e., the mossy back patio) with a piece of lettuce sitting on top. I watched some slugs crawl up to the panel, check it out, and then move on. The piece of bait lettuce stayed outside for weeks without being nibbled by any pesky slug.

Screw you, slugs! You're not eating my crops this year! Imagine if there was pest damage to crops in Harvest Moon or Story of Seasons games. Egads...


PoOT EU Release

Stroy of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town is now out in Europe and Australia!

Marvelous EU sent copies of the game out to EU-based video game streamers that included a grow-your-own veggie kit, with seeds and peat pods to grow beets, tomatoes, spring onions, rainbow chard (yuck!), leeks, and kale. The seed-growing competition is part of a collaboration between Marvelous EU and the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland to raise awareness of the rare pine hoverfly. The little plant-pollinator is critically endangered in the UK and needs help. Marv EU has also donated £20,000 towards the RZSS' efforts towards building a new breeding facility for the insect.


OneWorld Expansion Pass 2 Now Available

The Far East Adventure Pack is now accessible in Harvest Moon: One World. This expansion pass adds the island of Wagashi in the ocean to the west of Halo Halo. To access the cursed island, talk to Kanoa to build a boat. The little boat to Wagashi will then be found on the south end of Halo Halo, close to where the beach ends and the grassy area begins.

Wagashi Island is an eastern-style island with cobblestone paths and stone lanterns, ruled by the Kokemomo clan. There is a sense of enchantment surrounding the village, as though it really is cursed!


New marriage candidates and brother/sister Shogen and Sana live together in their grass-roof house, close to the rice paddies where you can plant lotus seeds and rice seeds collected from nearby Harvest Wisps. There is a mysterious backstory about why the island looks as though it has been abandoned. You can live on Wagashi too, by accessing the Sparky Machine and moving your farm to the island.

You don't need to complete the main storyline of One World to access Wagashi Island. The extra island has its own story players will go through.


PoOT Expansion Pass 1 Now Available in Japan

The first package of goodies from the SoS:PoOT expansion pass was released in Japan yesterday. This first of five releases include dog and cat costumes for the marriage candidates and protagonist. The new Mystery Files mini-story scenario with Cindy and Mikey is also added to the game, which has a special detective costume for the protagonist.


Image from Famitsu of Bridget's first heart event with cat/dog costumes enabled.

North America and Europe/Australia will receive this first bundle of cat/dog costumes and the Mystery Files scenario on April 29. For those who haven't preordered the expansion pass from the Nintendo eShop yet, the expansion pass bundle is 15% off until April 15.


PoOT Sales Data

I totally forgot about reporting last week's sales data from Famitsu. sorry!

Used copies of the Japan-region game are popping up on Yahoo.jp and Mercari, along with the JP-exclusive preorder goodies and download codes for Felicity's costume and Yuzuki's costume. For example, if you really wanted the animal-print tote bag from the Rakuten preorder edition of SoS:PoOT, it can now be purchased on Mercari for about $5 USD (plus shipping fees and other charges if using a proxy purchase service).

Still no update yet from Marvelous as to when the planned changes to the maker machines and villager dialog will be released.


Kickstarter Updates

The stone-age farming game, Roots of Pacha successfully reached its crowdfunding goal, receiving over $355,000 when the campaign ended yesterday. Originally, developer Soda Den was only asking $35,000, so receiving over 10x as much is quite an achievement! Congratulations!

ChiBig's crowdfunded remake of their game, Deiland, has an official Nintendo Switch release date of April 15:

In Dieland Pocket Planet, players play as the prince of Dieland and rule over their own planet, where they can farm crops and craft decorative objects. The Nintendo Switch version of the game will have a season system, new crops and crafting recipes, all the DLC released for the Steam/Ps4 versions, and even new music. The game will be available for purchase directly from the Nintendo eShop for $19.99 USD / € 19.99 / $30.00 AUD.



Until next time!


- Cher
(Gotta fill the garden beds with some nice clay-free soil!)

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