November 10, 2009
NATSUME’S HARVEST MOON: ANIMAL PARADE
FOR NINTENDO Wii MARCHES STRAIGHT TO RETAIL
Players Will Cultivate Crops, Befriend Wild Animals, Teach
Them Tricks, And More!
Natsume, a worldwide developer and publisher of
family-oriented video games, announced today that Harvest Moon: Animal Parade
for the Nintendo Wii has shipped to retail. The game is priced at an MSRP of
$49.99, and is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB.
"Harvest Moon: Animal Parade delivers the ultimate in farming
fun! It features entertaining new characters, a huge variety of fun pets, and
exciting new activities, " said Hiro Maekawa, President and CEO of Natsume.
"Anyone looking for a family-friendly Wi title this fall should make sure that
Harvest Moon: Animal Parade is at the top of their list."
There’s trouble in the once-prosperous village of Harmonica
Town! Crops aren’t growing, the wind isn’t blowing, and the five elemental bells
are missing. Only the power of the Harvest King can revive the land, but he’s
nowhere to be found. It’s up to the player to find the five bells, awaken the
Harvest King, and save the town!
Players will find plenty of exciting activities in Harvest
Moon: Animal Parade, including fishing, mining, cultivating crops, and caring
for wild animals such as penguins, pandas, and monkeys. Players can take their
exotic pets out for walks, teach them tricks, and even ride them around town!
When the circus rolls into town, players will also need to help the ringmaster
find the escaped animals. Befriend the lion, giraffe, and hippopotamus, or the
show is doomed!