Q&A: Natsume On Expanding Past Harvest Moon

For a decade, Natsume Inc. -- the U.S. publisher offshoot of Japanese developer Natsume -- has to an extent been synonymous with the successful farm sim Harvest Moon franchise.

To discuss Natsume Inc.'s past and future, Gamasutra sat down with president Yasuhiro Maekawa, who first secured the rights to publish 1997's original SNES game Harvest Moon in North America.

He discusses the company's plans, Harvest Moon and its more traditionally RPG-influenced Rune Factory spinoff series, the recently-released rhythm game Princess Debut, and the relationship between the company's regional divisions.

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