Welcome to our (mostly) monthly State of the Farm column!
June is a month of nervousness and excitement for me. This is my first year being in the Natsume booth full time (missed E3 last year, and the year before I was only doing demos part time), and I’m equal parts overjoyed…and terrified? Here’s hoping I stay off everyone’s blooper reels…? Wish me luck!
-CeeCee, Natsume Community Manager
Our Sony Secrets Revealed!
Last month, we mentioned we’d have a couple of pre-E3 Sony surprises, and surprises they were! Fans of the classic Bust-A-Move 4 can now snag this PSOne classic on PSN (North & South America). Like all PSOne Classics, the game can be played on both PSP/Vita as well as PS3! A few lucky fans were able to catch CeeCee testing out some streaming of Bust-A-Move 4. We’ll announce when streaming has gone live on our Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/Natsume_Inc
Our second Sony announcement was End of Serenity, a PSP JRPG similar to last year’s Mystic Chronicles. End of Serenity will be making its debut at E3, where attendees will have the first opportunity to play a title with plenty of influence from the great RPG classics!
E3: iOS Games Galore!
We revealed a full line-up of iOS games at last year’s E3, and over the past year they’ve been met with accolade and praise! This year, we’re bringing another strong showing of mobile titles playable on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod!
Gabrielle’s Monstrous Duel
The Gabrielle series continues its next iOS title! Players will have to face off against their zombie opponents in epic battle after epic battle! However, just blindly picking items to use won’t make you victorious! Instead, you must carefully choose which item you want to use, as picking the wrong one will give your opponent a more powerful attack, or worse yet, send your own attack back at you! You’ll have to use brains instead of brawn to win these duels!
Hometown Story: Pocket
The long-awaited mobile companion to Hometown Story for 3DS is on its way! The iOS version focuses completely on running your shop! Customers will come at you in waves, and it’s your job to get them exactly what they need before they get upset and leave your shop! Do you have the Midas touch to make your store a hit?
A follow-up to one of Natsume’s biggest iOS hits of last year, Ninja Climb, comes the speedy and exciting Ninja Strike! However, instead of climbing your way to the top, you’ll be dashing as fast as you can in this Ninja-inspired endless running game! Featuring the stars of Ninja Climb – Blue Shadow, Crimson Flame, and Sakura, each with their own unique special powers – will you be able to guide this ninja clan to victory?
E3: Nintendo Surprises Galore!
We’re saving a few secrets for closer to the show, but expect not one, not two, but THREE new Nintendo titles we’ll be announcing leading up to and at the show! This doesn’t include any classic eShop titles (and we’ll have some news on those as well). Will they be 3DS, Wii U, or a mix of the two, you ask? You’ll have to tune in from now until June 10th to find out! :D
Fishing Up Vita Love!
It’s a good year to be a Vita owner! With titles ranging from indie to AAA and everything between, 2014 is going to be an exciting year for Vita launches. We’re excited that a new Reel Fishing game will be joining the Vita family! We’ll have more information about this title, including an official name, at E3’s launch in just 7 days~
So, which of these Natsume title are you most looking forward to seeing at E3? Check back tomorrow as the avalanche of E3 information begins to descend!