Burlingame, Calif., February 17, 2009 – Natsume Inc., a worldwide
developer and publisher of family-oriented video games, announced
today that it will be publishing Harvest Moon: Frantic Farming for the
Nintendo DS this spring. The company also released the first
screenshots and gameplay details.  The game is scheduled to hit retail
this May.

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 players to solve the mystery of this produce
predicament as they try to tame the crops and gather as many
vegetables as they can!

“Harvest Moon: Frantic Farming is an all-new action-puzzle game set in
the world of Harvest Moon,” said Hiro Maekawa, President and CEO at
Natsume. “With exciting gameplay modes, unlockable music and art, and
a deep story mode with multiple selectable characters, it’s no puzzle
why we think it will be a big hit with Harvest Moon and puzzle game
fans alike!”

Set in the world of the recent DS hit Harvest Moon: Island of
Happiness, Harvest Moon: Frantic Farming continues the tale of the
island and its residents. Players can choose from 12 playable
characters, each with their own unique story! See how the mystery
unfolds from each character’s perspective, and who they meet along the

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

Harvest Moon: Frantic Farming will ship to retail this May.

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