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Seven minutes of little-known facts about Harvest Moon

Harvest Moon creator Yasuhiro Wada considers Harvest Moon 64 the version closest to his initial image of the game, and the PlayStation edition, Harvest Moon: Back to Nature was supposed to be an updated remake of 64. Find out what else you don't know in these seven minutes of Did You Know...

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PSA: Hometown Story opens shop, designed by creator of Harvest Moon

A death in the family assigns the title of shopkeeper to its owner's descendent in Hometown Story, a town simulation game for the 3DS designed by Harvest Moon series creator Yasuhiro Wada and scored by Nobuo Uematsu. If braving the hells of retail as a bright-faced youth seems overwhelming, know...

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Hometown Story travels to North America on October 22

Hometown Story settles down in North America on October 22 for 3DS, publisher Natsume announced. Hometown Story comes from Yasuhiro Wada, the creator of Harvest Moon, and it plays off of that franchise's strengths: adorable characters conducting business and meeting people in a happy village. ...

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Hometown Story hopes to recapture that Harvest Moon magic

The Natsume booth feels more than a little out of place amid the murder and mayhem that defines the E3 show floor experience. For those weary of the pulsing music, constant explosions and gruff voice-overs blasting from every ear-level speaker in sight, Natsume's display of gentle, colorful games...

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Retail therapy: Wada's 'Project Happiness' is a shopkeeper's life

Harvest Moon creator Yasuhiro Wada and publisher Natsume revealed their next project together at E3. "Project Happiness" is a new IP in which you run a shop in a small village, buying and selling items to improve the shop and learning the stories of all the customers who come in over the years....

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Harvest Moon creator working on new IP 'Project Happiness' for Natsume

Talking to us at GDC about his new company Toybox, Harvest Moon creator Yasuhiro Wada hinted at upcoming announcements for E3. Today, Natsume revealed that Toybox will develop a new IP codenamed "Project Happiness," with Natsume publishing the unknown game in North America and Rising Star Games...

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Harvest Moon creator Wada forms Toybox Inc.

Yasuhiro Wada has had a long career. He's best known for creating the Harvest Moon series at Victor Interactive Software, which later became known as Marvelous Entertainment. Later, he became CEO of Marvelous, a position he left in 2010 to become COO of Grasshopper Manufacture. Now, Wada is...

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Yasuhiro Wada waxes nostalgic about Harvest Moon

Yasuhiro Wada has been engaged in the games industry for over 20 years, but lately he's been more into management than actual game production. With the formation of Toybox Inc, however, he joins the ranks of Japanese developers like Yuji Naka and Keiji Inafune – developers who left top...

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Yasuhiro Wada working with Swery on new Deadly Premonition PS3 project

During his GDC panel (ostensibly a Classic Game Postmortem on Harvest Moon), former Marvelous CEO Yasuhiro Wada casually revealed that he's working with Hidetaka "Swery65" Suehiro on a new Deadly Premonition project for PS3. The announcement was far too casual to include details -- like whether...

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Report: Kimura, Wada leave Grasshopper Manufacture

Two of Grasshopper Manufacture's recent high-profile hires have left the company as of last month, Siliconera reports. Former Marvelous president Yasuhiro Wada and Little King's Story creator Yoshiro Kimura both left Marvelous and joined Grasshopper in 2010. Both had previously worked with Suda...

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