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Harvest Moon: Sunshine Islands

Out in the States on November 10th, with a furry pig on offer to pre-orderers.

Burlingame, Calif., October 14, 2009 – Natsume Inc., a worldwide developer and publisher of family-oriented video games, announced today that Harvest

Moon: Sunshine Islands for the Nintendo DS™ has gone gold. The next entry in the popular Harvest Moon series will launch November 10 for an MSRP of $29.99, and is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB.

In Harvest Moon: Sunshine Islands, players rejoin all of the beloved characters from Harvest Moon: Island of Happiness, and meet some new faces as well! Years ago, a powerful earthquake struck the Sunshine Islands chain, and most of the islands sank forever...or did they? It's up to the player to find the magical Sun Stones and raise the sunken islands. As they do, they'll meet new characters, harvest new crops, and befriend animals such as ducks, monkeys, and badgers. Players will grow their farm, care for animals, mine, fish, and compete in festivals in their quest to restore the Sunshine Islands to their former glory. With a little luck, they may even find true love and start a family along the way.

“Just in time for the holidays, Harvest Moon: Sunshine Islands is a wonderful game for players of all ages. You get to meet some great new characters, train your pets in fun minigames, and grow a huge variety of crops. It's the best Harvest Moon yet!” said Hiro Maekawa, President and CEO at Natsume. “Whether someone is new to the Harvest Moon series, or a long-time fan, Harvest Moon: Sunshine Islands is a great game with tons to offer.”

Players who pre-order the game at GameStop will receive an exclusive bonus gift: a limited edition plush pig. Supplies are limited, so be sure to place your order early!

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About Natsume

Natsume Inc. is a worldwide developer and publisher that specialize in unique and family-oriented interactive entertainment software for a variety of platforms. Most known for publishing Reel Fishing and Harvest Moon, Natsume is dedicated to producing quality video games. For more information about Natsume Inc., visit

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Clever Communications

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Graham Markay

Natsume Inc.

(650) 692-1941

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