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Harvest Moon: Back to Nature (PlayStation 3)

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Advertising Blurbs

natsume.com:

    It's A Different Kind of RPG For The Entire Family

    As a child you visited your Grandfather's ranch when vaction plans fell through. Return to the farm that holds fond childhood memories and rejuvenate it's long neglected fields. Tend to your livestock and interact with over 50 characters. As you struggle to make the farm something your grandfather would be proud of, one nagging question remains: What ever happend to the little girl that you knew a decade ago?
    • Non-linear, real-time game play allows for a wide assortment of events!
    • Compete with villagers in challenging festivals, such as Chicken Sumo and an annual Town Tomato Fight!
    • Collect and Cook different recipes. Create your own dishes to "woo" the women in town.
    • Befriend the Harvest Sprites to help out around the Ranch!

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4617) on Apr 19, 2007.

Back of Box (UK Release):
    IT'S A DIFFERENT KIND OF ROLE-PLAYING GAME FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY

    Kids love farms. As a child, you yourself visited your Grandfather's farm until he passed away ten years ago. Today, returning to the farm that holds such fond childhood memories you decide to rejuvenate its long neglected fields and re-establish your Grandfather's tenure. Interacting with a real-time environment and over 50 characters you must nurture your crops and manage your animals through each of the four seasons

    Rebuild the farm of your Grandfather and start raising cows, chickens and sheep to make the farm profitable.

    Regain the heart of the villagers of your childhood. You're part of a community now and it's time to play an important part in it.

    Struggle to make the farm something you're Grandfather would be proud of!

    Contributed by muesli (278) on Jul 20, 2004.