Natsume has uploaded some new screenshots from their upcoming PSP release of Harvest Moon: Hero of Leaf Valley at their website. The pictures are a bit small, but they show off a variety of activities including fishing, farming and talking with the Harvest Goddess. In Hero of Leaf Valley, along with running your own farm, you are tasked with stopping the Funland Corporation from bulldozing the whole town and replacing it with a theme park. The newest incarnation in the Harvest Moon series hits North America next month.

You can see the full press release that accompanies their screenshots below:

NATSUME RELEASES NEW ASSETS FOR HARVEST MOON: HERO OF LEAF VALLEY FOR
PLAYSTATION® PORTABLE
New Screenshots Showcase Variety of Environments & Tasks As Players
Work To Save The Town From Destruction!

Burlingame, Calif., March 29, 2010 – Natsume, a worldwide developer and
publisher of family-oriented video games, announced today the release
of a new batch of screenshots that showcase the many environments and
tasks players will immerse themselves in when Harvest Moon: Hero of
Leaf Valley for the PlayStation® Portable launches next month.  The
game will retail at an MSRP of $29.99 and is rated E for Everyone by
the ESRB.
“These new screenshots demonstrate what players will encounter when
they work together with the villagers in order to save their small
town from demolition,” said Hiro Maekawa, President and CEO of
Natsume.  “We think this new Harvest Moon adventure will be the most
fulfilling ever for the PSP, especially given that players can choose
from multiple endings with the open-ended storyline.”

Leaf Valley is in trouble! The heartless Funland Corporation is going
to bulldoze the town and replace it with an amusement park unless its
citizens can find a way to stop them! Players will need to grow crops,
raise animals, and mine ores and gems to help save Leaf Valley and
their family farm. Along the way, they’ll earn money and develop their
skills in interactive part-time jobs, and build their relationships
with the villagers in order to gain their trust and help!

For more information on Harvest Moon: Hero of Leaf Valley, please visit
www.natsume.com. You can also follow all of the latest Natsume news at
www.natsume.com/facebook and www.twitter.com/natsume_inc.
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About Natsume
Natsume Inc. is a worldwide developer and publisher that specialize in
unique and family-oriented interactive entertainment software for a
variety of platforms. Most known for publishing Reel Fishing and
Harvest Moon, Natsume is dedicated to producing quality video games.
For more information about Natsume Inc., visit www.natsume.com

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