As 2018 begins, many are looking back at 2017 and taking stock and appreciation of all that’s been done. This includes the head of Natsume, the team behind the Harvest Moon franchise. In a special Facebook post, CEO Hiro Maekawa thanked fans for their support of Harvest Moon, as well as recounted his past, and teased the future of the company. Here’s an excerpt from the post:
“Thanks to the continued support by loyal Harvest Moon fans worldwide, this once-unknown farming simulation game has grown to be one of the best-known family-oriented franchises for gamers of all ages! We sincerely appreciate all those loyal fans for their continued support.
We have several other exciting titles coming this year in addition to Harvest Moon: Light of Hope for Switch and PlayStation 4, so please stay tuned!
Our company mission for the past 23 years has always been, and will continue to be, to “Make Everyone Happy” with exciting, interactive entertainment software for the entire family. At Natsume, “Everyone” means all of our customers, Natsume employees, and all of the people we work with, such as our development partners, our distribution partner, retailers, financial institutions, media, and all of the people who are directly or indirectly connected with Natsume and our products.”