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Old 03-04-2013, 12:50 AM   #1
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Default Hometown Story (formerly Natsume's Project Happiness)

New trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y64s...ature=youtu.be

At E3 2012 Natsume announced a mysterious video game called Project Happiness. The new title boasted some big names, from Yasuhiro Wada, the creator of Harvest Moon and Little King's Story, music by Final Fantasy's Nobuo Uematsu, with art by Atsuko Nishida. The game went silent following its announcement, until today, when Famitsu unveiled the game to now be called, Hometown Story. The game will have players running a store, but rather than simply being focused on productivity and big business players will be encouraged to listen to the stories their customers have to share. The game, developed by Wada's new studio, Toybox, was originally announced for the Nintendo 3DS, and mobile platforms, but the Famitsu reveal simply lists it for handhelds. The game is about 50-60% complete, and the footage shown is obviously of the 3DS version.
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Old 03-04-2013, 04:42 AM   #2
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Default I Am Officially Stoked About HomeTown Story!!!

I'm not going to lie: Project Happiness was rather unimpressive when it first debuted at last year's E3. It looked like one of those free browser games.
Fortunately, Project Happiness has now become HomeTown Story, and I can finally say that I am stoked about Yasuhiro Wada-san's latest project. The game is one of those shop sims in the vein of Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale and Atelier Annie: Alchemists of Sera Island. Of course, it's much more than that. Over the course of the game, you will make friends, help the community, and even marry your beloved. Also, the game looks gorgeous. I'm a big fan of cel-shaded graphics.
What do you guys think of this transformation?

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Old 03-04-2013, 07:03 AM   #3
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I am interested in the game. Not sure it will be a day one buy at this point though. Will have to see.
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Now that we've all officially announced the new name instead of Famitsu leaking in, thread restored~
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Looks interesting. I will look for it for sure. Thanks for sharing.
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What system is it for? Looks like either 3DS or PSP. I have both, so I'll get it regardless, but it'd be nice to know.

Also, holy Nobuo Uematsu, Batman! :O
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:15 AM   #7
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Looks interesting.

I have some concerns; it seems as though it is targeting the "Harvest Mooners" for lack of a better term.

I'm curious as to if there is farming in the game. Obviously you have to get that stuff to sell from somewhere - I think it would be pretty neat. Sort of like a glorified grand bazaar. However if it's solely foraging that wouldn't be so great.

The trailer focused so much on the shop aspect - which is cool but I would have liked to see what the actual gameplay is about. It's obvious there is some sort of social interaction, along with marriage.

I wonder if we are forced to set up shop daily and be there a set amount of time or if we set it up when we want, etc...

Could be a massive fail or a pretty promising game. I don't want another recettear.
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No farming; systems aren't being revealed yet beyond "handhelds"~
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What system is it for? Looks like either 3DS or PSP. I have both, so I'll get it regardless, but it'd be nice to know.

Also, holy Nobuo Uematsu, Batman! :O
I believe 3DS and mobile, if I remember right. Also that's what the person who made this thread said. But could be wrong. If it's for 3DS, I may pick it up. I've never played a shop sim, so I'm a little worried I won't like it. Hopefully there will be a demo or something.

Edit: Didn't see CeeCee's last post. Disregard what I said, then. lol
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Media outlets have been reporting 3DS, phones, PSP, and Vita, but we've not officially announced any platforms.
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