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As we leave May and enter June by jumping on a hype train to E3, we’re definitely not losing steam thanks to teasers and lineup announcements. Natsume has shared what they will be bringing to Los Angeles — and it looks like all three games will be available on the Nintendo Switch.

Responsible for Harvest Moon’s localization from the SNES era to later producing and publishing their own farming simulation games under the Harvest Moon name, Natsume is excited to share the news that a brand new Harvest Moon game will debut at the convention. President and CEO of Natsume, Hiro Maekawa, provided some details about the direction of the game in the following statement:

“We are excited to announce a new Harvest Moon game and reveal a first look at its gameplay and features at E3 2019[.] Fans might be surprised at what we have in store for Harvest Moon this year. This different take on the Harvest Moon experience will let players enjoy the classic features of the series in a new and exciting way!”

A press release gives us a title, and it certainly is different from Harvest Moon’s previous titles, sounding more like a fast-paced puzzle game, or even a storyline centered around a tight deadline to save the farm and town.

Beyond Harvest Moon, Natsume is bringing Reel Fishing: Road Trip Adventure and Cosmic Defenders to their booth. Both available for Nintendo Switch, the titles are surrounded by secrecy as Harvest Moon in Natsume’s press release:

Harvest Moon: Mad Dash (Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4)

A new Harvest Moon spinoff is going to be revealed during E3 2019! More details and first look will arrive on Tuesday June 11, 2019!

Reel Fishing: Road Trip Adventure (Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4)

After meeting a mysterious man at a museum, three college friends set off on a summer road trip to find the elusive fish he mentions to them. But what’s the story behind this fish? And for that matter, who’s the man who sent them on their adventure in the first place? He certainly is a unique individual, to say the very least! In any case, working together, these friends will unlock all these secrets and more in Reel Fishing: Road Trip Adventure!

Cosmic Defenders (Nintendo Switch)

Cosmic Defenders is an upcoming Nintendo Switch game being developed by indie developer Fiery Squirrel that will be launching later this year. Cosmic Defenders is a 2D fast-paced revolving shooter about a group of unconventional heroes using the power of nature to stop chaotic aliens from taking over the universe. Cooperate with other guardians, protect the galaxy from the wicked, and restore peace!

If you’re attending E3, you can check out Natsume’s booth (#2047) in South Hall for yourself when show floor doors open on June 11th.


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Written by Jennifer Burch

Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)