Burlingame, CA. – September 11, 2014 — Natsume Inc., a worldwide developer and publisher of family-oriented video games, today reveals a trio of lovely and loving ladies in their upcoming farming-RPG Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley. Launching exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS in October, fans have been anxiously awaiting details about the eligible bachelors and bachelorettes to woo within The Lost Valley. With three marriage candidates, each with their own personalities and tastes, players will need to decide which lady will become friends, and possibly even a love interest!

Emily serves as a waitress at her mother’s restaurant as she learns the ropes of the business. Always quick to smile, she is both very energetic and active! Emily is terrified of insects, but otherwise is adventurous, and practically fearless. Like her mother Hanna, she’s very straightforward, and loves working at the restaurant, carrying on the family tradition. As you’d expect, Emily is a force to be reckoned with in the Cooking Festival! You’d better give it everything you’ve got if you want to beat her cooking!

April is a gentle girl, and the daughter of Iris, who travels to the Lost Valley to hunt for and purchase flowers. She has her mother’s eyes, as well as sharing the same soft blonde hair. April is training to take over her mother’s duties when she retires…if she can get over her crippling shyness! April loves flowers, and wants to gather those that grow in the Lost Valley. Gentle, generous, and good-natured, it’s unusual to find April in a bad mood. April is very talented at making beautiful bouquets, but she doesn’t see it that way, and is very critical of herself.

Catherine has grown up living a posh life in a mansion. With a no-nonsense attitude, her cold shoulder has scared away any potential friends she may have made within the Lost Valley. If you’re willing to get close to this prickly cactus, you’ll discover in truth that she’s a lonely young woman. Catherine has spent many hours alone in her mansion, so she’s had to grow up with a sense of self-reliance, and doesn’t trust others easily. Although she is loath to admit it, deep down, she wants and needs friends, human contact, and love.

“We wanted to provide a balanced choice of marriage candidates, with each potential bachelorette having her own strengths and weaknesses,” said Taka Maekawa, Producer of Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley. “We wanted to make sure they felt three-dimensional so that players would want to get to know them better.”

In Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley, players will experience the role-playing farm simulation in a three-dimensional setting for the first time. The game has a fully customizable world, and players can customize their field in any way they see fit: from a field full of tulips like you might see in Holland, to a valley filled with water like Venice, the choice is up to you. You’ve never played a Harvest Moon game quite like this!

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