Harvest Moon: Frantic Farming Ripe For The Picking At Retail

August 25, 2009

HARVEST MOON: FRANTIC FARMING RIPE FOR THE PICKING AT RETAIL

Natsume Inc., announced today that Harvest Moon: Frantic Farming has
officially shipped to retail. Harvest Moon: Frantic Farming is rated E for
everyone by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB), and is available for
$29.99 at video game retailers everywhere. Set in the world of last year’s DS
hit Harvest Moon: Island of Happiness, Harvest Moon: Frantic Farming continues
the tale of the island and its residents.

"We are excited to bring this all-new, totally unique puzzle game to the
Nintendo DS," said Hiro Maekawa, President and CEO at Natsume. "We know that
players will enjoy the wide variety of gameplay modes, playable characters, and
fun unlockables that we have planted in this all-new adventure!"

Something strange is happening on Sunny Island! Crops are popping up
everywhere and growing out of control! If something isn’t done soon, the
once-tranquil island will be buried in an avalanche of vegetables!

It’s up to the player to solve the mystery of this produce predicament as
they tame the crops and gather as many vegetables as they can!

Players can choose from 12 playable characters, each with their own unique
story and abilities. See how the mystery unfolds from each character’s
perspective, and which Harvest Moon characters they meet along the way! The game
features a variety of modes including Story Mode, the brain-teasing Mission
Mode, and the action-puzzle excitement of Score Attack and Free Play Modes.
Players can test their farming skills against their friends and family in
Multiplayer Mode, and even play against people who don’t have the Game Card via
DS Download Play!

Players can also unlock character art, music, and some special surprises in
the Collection Room.