E3 2009: Harvest Moon Sunshine Islands
Players: 1 Player Game | Genre: Strategy
No trip to the Natsume booth would be complete without checking out the latest in the Harvest Moon world. The latest title in the DS looks as impressive as ever with Harvest Moon: Sunshine Islands. We spent some time with the title during our tour around Natsume at E3 2009.
As the name implies, Harvest Moon: Sunshine Islands is divided up into groups of islands. Depending on where you go, players will find unique things to do on each island like mine ore, find sprites to work on your farm, and locate interesting and unique animals. Harvest Moon is not content to just reinvent the same title. You will also be rewarded for helper other residents complete their chores and compete in competitions with and without your pets for special prizes and upgrades to your farm.
If there is one problem with the last DS incarnation, it was the controls. Thankfully, Natsume has worked to resolve this by finally allowing your character to be controlled by either the stylus, utilizing the touch screen, or by the D-Pad. Natsume does listen to its fans and this change is evidence of this.
Harvest Moon: Sunshine Islands hits store shelves this July for the Nintendo DS. We are excited to get our hands on the title and bring you our full review. Get ready for fun Harvest Moon style!