Rumor: Nintendo has taken over a well known DS franchise.

#61jovewolfPosted 1/22/2013 8:17:53 PM
Mewtwo64 posted...
Natsume is the company that owns the rights to the Harvest Moon Franchise and its spinoff franchise Rune Factory. No chance in hell are they giving either of them up.


Actually the company that owns the rights to Harvest Moon is Marvelous AQL, which is why Rune Factory Frontier was localized by XSeed - Natsume has legacy on localizing the franchise, but they can be replaced if necessary. In fact Marvelous AQL now essentially owns XSeed, so if Harvest Moon were to go anywhere right now, it'd be there.
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#62Nate_DihldorffPosted 1/22/2013 8:28:43 PM
biggerboss777 posted...
Hotel dusk series? I can only wish....


Nintendo already owns that. It even had a trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
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#63NeonYoshi11Posted 1/23/2013 1:19:42 AM
Dragon Quest 11 3DS !!!
#64AkaneJonesPosted 1/23/2013 3:19:52 AM
NettoSaito posted...
toad133 posted...
There is no way the IP holder of Rune Factory and Harvest Moon would let them go, because that's all they have as far as games go. Though if this is more along the lines of Nintendo helping to publish them and drive sales, that could be good.

Personally, I'm stumped...and isn't Layton pretty much Nintendo exclusive anyway by this point, even if not officially?


This. Also Harvest Moon is pretty big on other platforms with other platforms getting the better versions of games. Look at Rune Factory ToD for example. The Wii version is ok, but the PS3 version is a LOT better. Also there's all of them PSP Harvest Moons, PSOne Harvest Moons, and even PS2 Harvest Moons.


Actually all the best Harvest Moon/Rune Factory games have been on Nintendo platforms. Only Back To Nature has a shot in the tops still not Harvest Moon 64 or Rune Factory 3. Just look at what became of Innocent Life versus Rune Factory. ToD is still worse than Frontier, even with a PS3 version. It's almost the inverse of the Atelier series on where the good games go.
#65AkaneJonesPosted 1/23/2013 3:40:39 AM
Mewtwo64 posted...
Natsume is the company that owns the rights to the Harvest Moon Franchise and its spinoff franchise Rune Factory. No chance in hell are they giving either of them up.

There have been rumors FOR YEARS Natsume was going to become Second Party under Nintendo (kinda like Rareware is with Microsoft) but given there is a Harvest Moon game on the PSN for the PSP...eh, seems more likely they'd wanna stay third party. In fact, it wouldn't surprise me at all if they announced Tale of Two Towns and A New Beginning were being released together for the Vita.

The first Rune Factory (released for the DS) was their grand experiment. Few franchises have created a spinoff series that has enjoyed such success like the Rune Factory games. A few others that come to mind are Final Fantasy Tactics as well as its Nintendo Counterpart FFTA.


Natsume is a nothing western distribution shell company the developers are Neverland makers of Harvest Moon/Rune Factory and Lufia and the Fortres of Doom games. Taito owns the IP to Lufia and is in turn owned by SquarEnix, though it still publishes games like Space Invaders under Taito's label. Harvest Moon on the other hand is owned by Marvelous, which also own Muramasa & Luminous Arc games(who development companies are Vanillaware & Imagepoch) Natsume really only published Harvest Moon, Rune Factory, Lufia, & Pocky & Rocky games for the west.
#66IHeartMetroidPosted 1/23/2013 9:57:54 AM
"Nintendo already owns that."


No, they don't. It's owned by whoever acquired Cing's assets when they went bankrupt.
#67legendarylemurPosted 1/23/2013 3:37:23 PM
I thought it was Drawn to Life
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