Natsume Announces E3 Lineup

Natsume is attending this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo and will be located in the South Hall in booth 513 at the L.A. Convention Center. It will have three games playable on the show floor for attendees to enjoy. Two will be on the Nintendo 3DS and one on the PlayStation 4.



Headlining their event will be Harvest Moon: Skytree Village for the 3DS. This new entry in the long-running series will feature a completely new story with a bunch of new characters. There will be exciting new fishing mechanics and a host of crops and flowers to discover. It is scheduled to release this fall in North America.



Next up, and the one I’m most interested in, is River City: Tokyo Rumble for the 3DS. If you grew up playing the NES, you may have fond memories of a 2-player brawler called River City Ransom. This is another game in that series where players will be able to use weapons like iron knuckles, chains, and even soccer balls to take out the bad guys standing between you and your friends.



Last, there’s Wild Guns: Reloaded for the PlayStation 4. The original was released on the Super Nintendo 22 years ago. This reimagining of the game will expand on it by adding two new characters, a 4-player mode, new bosses, new stages, and more special weapons. The game will have eight stages; each with three zones and still features that unique sci-fi western motif. As an owner of a PS4, I have to admit this one interests me, as we don’t seem to get many games like this very often. If it comes out at a low price I can see myself picking it up.

We expect trailers and screens next week during E3 and will bring them to you as they become available. As a reminder, E3 takes place from June 14 through June 16 and we’ll be updating the site throughout with the latest media for all games coming to a Nintendo platform.


Natsume Inc., a worldwide developer and publisher of family-oriented video games, today revealed its full Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2016 Lineup. The lineup is headed up by the newly announced Harvest Moon: Skytree Village for Nintendo 3DS. Also on hand at the show will be a new game in the River City franchise, River City: Tokyo Rumble (3DS) and Wild Guns: Reloaded, which is heading to PlayStation 4 this fall. The games will be on display in booth 513 in the South Hall at the Los Angeles Convention Center, June 14th-16th.

Harvest Moon: Skytree Village (3DS)

After a successful jaunt to mobile platforms, the Harvest Moon series returns to the Nintendo handheld. Harvest Moon: Skytree Village is an all-new Harvest Moon title for the Nintendo 3DS!

Times have changed in the land known as the Oasis of the Harvest Goddess. Many people used to live in Skytree Village, and the land was lush and green. However, the power of the Harvest Goddess gradually began to wane, and the land became parched and dry.

With a completely new story, players will be challenged to restore the seven legendary Skytrees that make the town so iconic and bring power and prosperity to the land around them.  Along the way, they’ll meet a new cast of characters (with a few returning familiar faces!), alongside a brand new art style, new character models, and more.

With user-friendly tutorials, players will immediately be able to jump into the thick of things, customizing their farm by raising and lowering the land, creating rivers, ponds, and more. Upgraded tools will assist farmers in shaping the land more efficiently, and afterwards they can kick back and relax in their boat to do a spot of fishing! It won’t be long before they’ll need to weigh anchor to care for their newest herd animal: the Poitou donkey!

Key Features of Harvest Moon: Skytree Village –

  • Play as a boy or a girl, woo bachelors and bachelorettes, and start a family!
  • Completely new story with tons of interesting new characters!
  • New crops and flowers to discover!
  • New fishing mechanics: expand waterways and catch rarer fish!
  • A full town with many residents, each with their own personalities and quirks!

River City: Tokyo Rumble (3DS)

River City: Tokyo Rumble comes to the Nintendo 3DS this summer. River City: Tokyo Rumble continues the partnership established last year with Arc System Works. Originally launched as Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-Kun SP: Rantou Kyousoukyoku in Japan, the game is part of a long-running series of side-scrolling RPG brawlers, sports games, and more. North Americans were first introduced to the series with River City Ransom on the NES, with an updated take on the game arriving several years later on the Game Boy Advance. Multiple spinoff games, including volleyball and fighting games, have followed.

River City: Tokyo Rumble follows the story of a hot-blooded high school student named Kunio and his good friends. When a nefarious gang moves into Tokyo to try to take it over, it’s up to this self-proclaimed “fighter for justice” and his buddies to make sure the streets stay safe!

Punch, kick, use weapons such as soccer balls, iron knuckles, chains, and even bicycles to knock some sense into those devious gang members. Take on jobs, level up your abilities, and don’t forget to stop on occasion for a snack or two at the local food joints. Luckily, smiles are free!

Key Features of River City: Tokyo Rumble –

  • Play as Kunio, Riki, and other famous fighters from the River City series!
  • Take on jobs to earn extra cash, special moves, and more!
  • Take a break from the main story to fight in a 4-man Rumble or dodgeball match!
  • Take on your friends using Local Play and Download Play!
  • Unlock new characters, stages, and songs as you progress through the game!

Wild Guns: Reloaded (PlayStation 4)

It has been 22 years since the release of Wild Guns on the Super Nintendo. Natsume Inc. is bringing Wild Guns: Reloaded to the PlayStation 4 for the first time by teaming up with Natsume Atari Inc. (Formerly Natsume Co., Ltd.)!

Wild Guns is a fast paced gallery style shooter mixing the Wild West with steampunk. Players can play as Clint, Annie or two new characters, or all together in multiplayer action! Each can jump, dive and roll to get out of the way of the barrage of bullets enemies let fly – or shoot them down with their own gun!

Wild Guns: Reloaded adds numerous improvements to the original, including:

  • Two new characters, each with their own weapons and tactics!
  • 1-4 player mode, where each player can take on one of the four characters!
  • Classic and NEW Stages!
  • NEW Boss Enemies and Special Weapons!

In Wild Guns: Reloaded, Annie has tracked down the famed bounty hunter Clint to get revenge on the Kid gang. With eight stages, each with three zones, there’s plenty of bad robots to blast away. With a true arcade game feel, Wild Guns was the first sci-fi western to arrive on home consoles and, to this day, there really isn’t any other game like it!

Players can follow the latest news for all of the beloved Natsume franchises at www.natsume.com and get a scoop on all of the latest Natsume updates, contests, screen shots and more at www.natsume.com/facebook and www.twitter.com/natsume_inc.

Craig Majaski

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He's currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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