When was this?
And why wouldn't they do the original, not-with-crappy-multiplayer Wild Guns for Switch?
It’s been going on for years.
In short, Natsume used to localize and publish Harvest Moon in the US because the devs didn’t have the resources. Eventually, the devs grew and formed Victor Software/Marvelous - expanding their publishing operations. When dealings with Natsume broke down, they began publishing through their own subsidiary XSeed. Natsume apparently had rights to the trademark in the US, and forced them to drop the Harvest Moon Name (Rune Factory dropped the “a Harvest Moon Story” branding, and the main series had to change its name to Story of Seasons.
The changes took effect around the world - except Japan, where it has always been known as Bokujo Monogatari.
What was worse, Natsume began making crappy fake Harvest Moon games. They used the Harvest Moon trademark and promoted them as the real deal.
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