Natsume Inc. has released Harvest Moon: Save the Homeland digitally for the PlayStation 4. The new digital download of the classic title will feature trophies, enhanced graphics, and new surprises.Beginning today, Harvest Moon: Save the Homeland is available in both North America and Europe for $14.99 USD/ €14.99 Euros and is rated E for everyone. Hiro Maekawa, President & CEO of Natsume, spoke about the release, saying:
“There’s a lot to be excited about in this new edition of Harvest Moon: Save the Homeland. We’re eager to offer this robust Harvest Moon title to North American PS4 gamers, as well as gamers in Europe for the very first time.”
With 20 characters, each with his or her own unique personality, richly detailed 3-D environments, and enhanced interaction with animals, including dog training and horse racing, Save The Homeland also offers the ability to collect and cook recipes, real-time character movement, and the capacity to obtain helpful items by doing part-time jobs. Originally launched on the PlayStation 2 in 2001, Harvest Moon: Save the Homeland expanded the series to offer a deep and hearty role-playing life simulation experience.
The object of Save the Homeland is to successfully save the village from turning into a resort. Construction begins in a year, so you must find a way to rescue your homeland within that period! The game offers nine unique ways in which to complete your task, and focuses more attention on relationships over profit. Befriending the people in town is the key to successfully completing your task. This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the beloved farming simulation franchise, Harvest Moon.
The game first released in North America in 1997, and has continued to see a steady rise of popularity and players, making it one of today’s most beloved franchises. The series is revered for being a non-violent, family oriented game for everyone, and there have been more than 30 games released in the series.