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Submitted by gokuking 514d ago | news

Project Happiness re-emerges as Hometown Story, new trailer inside

Viva la Vita: "At E3 2012 Natsume announced a mysterious video game called Project Happiness. The new title boasted some big names, from Yasuhiro Wada, the creator of Harvest Moon and Little King's Story, music by Final Fantasy's Nobuo Uematsu, with art by Atsuko Nishida. The game went silent following its announcement, until today, when Famitsu unveiled the game to now be called, Hometown Story. The game will have players running a store, but rather than simply being focused on productivity and big business players will be encouraged to listen to the stories their customers have to share. The game, developed by Wada's new studio, Toybox, was originally announced for the Nintendo 3DS, and mobile platforms, but the Famitsu reveal simply lists it for handhelds. The game is about 50-60% complete, and the footage below is of the 3DS version:

Natsume will release the in North America, with Rising Star Games handling European publishing duties. A release window hasn't been announced." (3DS, Android, Hometown Story, iPad, iPhone, Mobile, Natsume, PS Vita, Rising Star Games, TOYBOX Inc.)

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Donnieboi  +   514d ago
Looks like a DS game graphically. But who cares about graphics. This looks like it could be a Harvest Moon spin-off.
Bimkoblerutso  +   514d ago
It was originally supposed to be a mobile title...and it's easy to see those origins. It looks exceedingly simple and, let's be honest, downright ugly. Almost as if they were planning on selling it to...you know....people who don't actually give a crap about gaming.
Donnieboi  +   514d ago
Since when does graphics = gaming? Look at Dark Souls. That game is not exactly the best looking game, but it's more rewarding than playing 90% of the crap this generation has spewed up.
Bimkoblerutso  +   514d ago
I don't remember saying "graphics = gaming."

I'm sorry if that's all you gleaned from my comment there, but my actual point was that it looks simple and unattractive in EVERY respect, from gameplay to presentation (though you can't really go wrong with Uematsu), like it was originally designed for the less discerning mobile market....which it WAS.

It looks pretty awful, and this is coming from a guy that has been playing Harvest Moon games almost his entire life.
FlameHawk  +   514d ago
Jeez the screenshot made it look like a JRPG but its just a damn simulation game.

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