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Natsume Inc. is a video game company that was once the American subidiary of the Japanese company Natsume Co., Ltd.[1] They are most well known for publishing the Harvest Moon series and Rune Factory.

Company History

The company was established in 1988 and their first game was released in 1990. On June 4, 2013, they opened up a Tokyo office for in house development. It is being headed by Yasutaka Maekawa. The first title by this studio seems to be Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley.

Games

NES

Titles Licensors Release Date(s) Virtual Consoles
Shadow of the Ninja Natsume Co., Ltd. 1990-2December 1990 Yes
S.C.A.T.: Special Cybernetic Attack Team Natsume Co., Ltd. 1991-06June 1991 Yes

Game Boy

SNES

Titles Licensors Release Date(s) Virtual Consoles
Spanky's Quest Natsume Co., Ltd. July 1992 No
Pocky & Rocky Natsume Co., Ltd. June 1993 No
Natsume Championship Wrestling Natsume Co., Ltd. June 1994 Yes
Pocky & Rocky 2 Natsume Co., Ltd. November 1994 No
Wild Guns Natsume Co., Ltd. July 1995 Yes
Mark Davis' The Fishing Master Natsume Co., Ltd.
Acclaim Japan
April 1996 No
Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals Taito August 1996 No
Harvest Moon Pack-In-Video June 1997 Yes

Nintendo 64

Titles Licensors Release Date(s) Virtual Consoles
Flying Dragon Culture Brain July 31, 1998 No
Harvest Moon 64 Victor Nov 30, 1999 No

Game Boy Color

Produced
Titles Release Date(s) Virtual Consoles
Harvest Moon GBC December 1998 Yes
Return of the Ninja June 2001 No
Published only
Titles Licensors Release Date(s) Virtual Consoles
Hole in One Golf Natsume Co., Ltd. August 1999 No
Legend of the River King GBC Victor November 1999 Yes
Harvest Moon 2 GBC Victor November 2000 Yes
Legend of the River King 2 Victor April 2001 Yes
Ultimate Surfing Natsume Co., Ltd. June 2001 No
Lufia: The Legend Returns Taito September 2001 Yes
Harvest Moon 3 GBC Victor November 2001 Yes

Game Boy Advance

Produced
Titles Release Date(s) Virtual Consoles
CIMA: The Enemy November 2003 No
Published only
Titles Licensors Release Date(s) Virtual Consoles
Medabots AX Natsume Co., Ltd. June 2002 Yes
Pocky & Rocky with Becky Altron October 18, 2002 Yes
Car Battler Joe Victor October 21, 2002 Yes
Medabots Natsume Co., Ltd. March 2003 Yes
Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town Marvelous November 2003 Yes
Harvest Moon: More Friends of Mineral Town Marvelous July 2005 Yes

Nintendo GameCube

Titles Licensors Release Date(s)
Medabots: Infinity Natsume Co., Ltd. November 2003
Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life Marvelous March 2004
Harvest Moon: Another Wonderful Life Marvelous July 2005
Mark Davis Pro Bass Challenge Marvelous September 2005
Harvest Moon: Magical Melody Marvelous March 2006

Nintendo DS

Titles Licensors Release Date(s)
Squishy Tank Success April 6, 2010

Wii

Produced
Titles Release Dates Wii Ware
Reel Fishing Challenge II June 7, 2010 Yes
Gabrielle's Ghostly Groove: Monster Mix May 16, 2011 Yes
Reel Fishing: Ocean Challenge October 18, 2012 Yes
Published only
Titles Licensors Release Dates Wii Ware
Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility Marvelous September 30, 2008 No
Moki Moki Natsume Co., Ltd. Jun 16, 2009 Yes
Reel Fishing Challenge Marvelous June 29, 2009 Yes
Harvest Moon: Magical Melody Marvelous August 25, 2009 No
Reel Fishing: Angler's Dream Marvelous August 31, 2009 No
Animal Kingdom: Wildlife Expedition Success September 22, 2009 No
Harvest Moon: Animal Parade Marvelous November 12, 2009 No
Harvest Moon: My Little Shop Marvelous November 23, 2009 Yes
Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny Marvelous October 7, 2011 No

Nintendo 3DS

Produced
Titles Release Date(s) eShop
Reel Fishing Paradise 3D June 2011 No
Gabrielle's Ghostly Groove 3D October 2011 Yes
Reel Fishing Paradise Mini January 2013 Exclusive
Gabrielle's Ghostly Groove Mini June 2013 Exclusive
Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley November 2014 Yes
Brave Tank Hero August 2015 Exclusive
Published only
Titles Developers Release Date(s) eShop
Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns Marvelous November 2011 Yes
Harvest Moon: A New Beginning Marvelous AQL November 2012 Yes
Hometown Story Toybox Inc. October 2013 Yes
Yumi's Odd Odyssey Agatsuma Entertainment March 2014 Exclusive
A-Train: City Simulator Artdink April 2015 Exclusive
Gotcha Racing! Arc System Works August 2015 Exclusive

Wii U

Produced
Titles Release Date(s) eShop
Brave Tank Hero August 27, 2015 Exclusive
Ninja Strike: Dangerous Strike October 15, 2015 Exclusive
Harvest Moon: Seed of Memories January 13, 2016 Exclusive
Published only
Titles Licensors Release Date(s) eShop
Alphadia Genesis Kemco November 20, 2014 Exclusive

References

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