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Harvest Moon creator Yasuhiro Wada considers Harvest Moon 64 the version closest to his initial image of the game, and the PlayStation edition, Harvest Moon: Back to Nature was supposed to be an updated remake of 64. Find out what else you don't know in these seven minutes of Did You Know Gaming?

April 21st 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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A death in the family assigns the title of shopkeeper to its owner's descendent in Hometown Story, a town simulation game for the 3DS designed by Harvest Moon series creator Yasuhiro Wada and scored by Nobuo Uematsu. If braving the hells of retail as a bright-faced youth seems overwhelming, know t...

October 26th 2013 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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Hometown Story settles down in North America on October 22 for 3DS, publisher Natsume announced. Hometown Story comes from Yasuhiro Wada, the creator of Harvest Moon, and it plays off of that franchise's strengths: adorable characters conducting business and meeting people in a happy village. Wada...

October 3rd 2013 at 11:59pm 0 Comments
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The Natsume booth feels more than a little out of place amid the murder and mayhem that defines the E3 show floor experience. For those weary of the pulsing music, constant explosions and gruff voice-overs blasting from every ear-level speaker in sight, Natsume's display of gentle, colorful games...

June 17th 2013 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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Harvest Moon creator Yasuhiro Wada and publisher Natsume revealed their next project together at E3. "Project Happiness" is a new IP in which you run a shop in a small village, buying and selling items to improve the shop and learning the stories of all the customers who come in over the years. Nat...

June 11th 2012 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Talking to us at GDC about his new company Toybox, Harvest Moon creator Yasuhiro Wada hinted at upcoming announcements for E3. Today, Natsume revealed that Toybox will develop a new IP codenamed "Project Happiness," with Natsume publishing the unknown game in North America and Rising Star Games pub...

May 31st 2012 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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Yasuhiro Wada has had a long career. He's best known for creating the Harvest Moon series at Victor Interactive Software, which later became known as Marvelous Entertainment. Later, he became CEO of Marvelous, a position he left in 2010 to become COO of Grasshopper Manufacture. Now, Wada is returni...

March 12th 2012 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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Yasuhiro Wada has been engaged in the games industry for over 20 years, but lately he's been more into management than actual game production. With the formation of Toybox Inc, however, he joins the ranks of Japanese developers like Yuji Naka and Keiji Inafune – developers who left top manage...

March 10th 2012 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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During his GDC panel (ostensibly a Classic Game Postmortem on Harvest Moon), former Marvelous CEO Yasuhiro Wada casually revealed that he's working with Hidetaka "Swery65" Suehiro on a new Deadly Premonition project for PS3.The announcement was far too casual to include details -- like whether it's...

March 8th 2012 at 3:54pm 0 Comments
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Two of Grasshopper Manufacture's recent high-profile hires have left the company as of last month, Siliconera reports. Former Marvelous president Yasuhiro Wada and Little King's Story creator Yoshiro Kimura both left Marvelous and joined Grasshopper in 2010. Both had previously worked with Suda 5...

September 9th 2011 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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Grasshopper Manufacture has added even more talent to its roster, according to a report from the latest Famitsu. Yasuhiro Wada, former president of Marvelous Interactive (and creator of Harvest Moon), and Little King's Story director Yoshiro Kimura, have joined Suda 51's team as chief operating offi...

October 13th 2010 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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"Personal reasons" mark the departure of Yasuhiro Wada, the creator of the Harvest Moon franchise, from Marvelous Entertainment Inc., Kotaku reports. Wada will relinquish his current position at the end of the month, but will continue to serve the company in an advisory capacity. Wada has been cr...

March 24th 2010 at 9:36am 0 Comments