Natsume president and CEO Hiro Maekawa has written a New Year message, in which he reveals that Harvest Moon: One World sales have performed “very well,” teased upcoming games and thanked fans for their continued support.
“Last year was another year that all of us here at Natsume had to work from home remotely due to the still-ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its variants,” Maekawa writes.
“However, thanks to the continued support by our fans worldwide, especially Harvest Moon fans, 2021 was another great year to us with strong sales of our new titles and our catalog titles both physically and digitally.
“The biggest story last year of course was the release of our latest Harvest Moon title, Harvest Moon: One World.
“Harvest Moon: One World is the biggest Harvest Moon game in history, large areas and exciting villages to explore while experiencing farming life. Harvest Moon: One World is available physically and digitally for [Nintendo] Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and available digitally for Steam. Thanks to your support, Harvest Moon: One World is performing very well, both physically and digitally.
“As already announced, we are currently working on a reimagined version of our classic SNES title, Pocky & Rocky. Pocky & Rocky Reshrined for Switch and PlayStation 4 features new exciting characters and a new storyline. Pocky & Rocky Reshrined is scheduled for release in Spring 2022.
“We are also working on several new titles to be released in 2023 and beyond that will be announced in the future.
“Our company mission for the past 27 years has always been, and will continue to be, to ‘Make Everyone Happy’ with exciting, interactive entertainment software for the entire family. At Nasume, ‘Everyone’ means all of our customers, Natsume employees, and all of the people we work with, such as our development partners, our distribution partners, retailers, financial institutions, media, and all of the people who are directly or indirectly connected with Natsume and our products.
“We at Natsume are committed to continuing our corporation mission to ‘Make Everyone Happy,” and we would appreciate your continued support. Wishing ‘Everyone’ a very happy, healthy, and wonderful New Year!”