The Japanese video game developer Natsume, known worldwide for their “Harvest Moon” farm-simulator game series, has announced that two of their upcoming Nintendo 3DS titles, “Harvest Moon: Tale of Two Towns” and “Gabrielle’s Ghost Groove” have had their release dates pushed back, with them both finally hitting American shelves in october.
Natsume has confirmed that the reasoning behind the delay was, rather than due to any difficulties in debugging or translation, is down to the slow sales of Nintendo’s latest handheld. This will no doubt be another blow to the video game giant who have recently had to resort to a massive global price cut, and a pay cut for many of the company’s senior staff as a result of poor sales. In recent months, numerous developers have cancelled projects for the Nintendo 3DS for similar reasons.
However, sales of the console have been strong since the price cut, so hopefully soon stories like this will be a thing of the past.