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Harvest Moon: Island of Happiness Ships for DS

Natsume announced today that
Harvest Moon: Island of Happiness for the Nintendo DS has officially
shipped, marking Natsume’s ten year commemorative anniversary
celebration for the popular Harvest Moon series. Harvest Moon: Island
of Happiness is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB and will retail for

The Harvest Moon phenomenon began ten years ago when it launched on the
Super Nintendo. Since then, the RPG/Simulation series has sold
millions of units in North America, garnered a large and loyal fan
base, and has appeared on most every home and handheld console
available, including GameBoy, GameBoy Color, GameBoy Advance, Nintendo
64, GameCube, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PSP, and the Nintendo DS. The
celebration of a decade of Harvest Moon success includes special
anniversary packaging, various retail promotions with special
collectible pre-order plush toys, an exclusive 10th anniversary DS
Lite Kit, strategy guides, and many more specialty items to
commemorate the beloved Harvest Moon series.

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“We are proud to mark the ten year anniversary of Harvest Moon with the
launch of Harvest Moon: Island of Happiness on the Nintendo DS,” said
Hiro Maekawa, President and CEO of Natsume. “The Harvest Moon series
has really grown over the past ten years. We are happy to provide this
exciting new Harvest Moon adventure, and we think that both our loyal
fans and newcomers to the series will enjoy it tremendously.”