Friday, 8 May 2009

Boku no Natsuyasumi 4 - PSP

I blogged last year about Boku no Natsuyasumi 3 on PS3, a game which placed you in the shoes of a small boy and tasked you with having a fun and memorable summer holiday.
    Now, a trailer of the forthcoming Boku no Natsuyasumi 4 on PSP has been released. This time the summer adventure is set in a costal village in Japan - possibly the Seto Inland Sea - in 1985.
    Along with the now familiar bug collecting, beetle fighting, swimming, fishing, morning exercises and family meals, the team at Millennium Kitchen have added a few new interesting activities.
    There is now a taiko drum mini game, which takes place in the village square, a mini beetle circus for your captured bugs, a general store which looks like it includes a playable table-top version of classic 1981 arcade game Qix, and tai chi classes.
    What is really exciting for fans of the series is that it looks like Boku no Natsuyasumi 4 - released on July 2 - will be available on UMD and also available to download from the Japanese PlayStation store. The UMD will cost 4980 yen, while the download comes in at 3800 yen.
    Unfortunately, I've been struggling to find decent sized screenshots, but here's a link to the official Boku no Natsuyasumi 4 website, which has pictures: click
    I will report back when new details come to light. In the meantime, here are my thoughts on Boku no Natsuyasumi 3 on PS3.

1 comment:

benben78 said...

I found your blog a month or so ago now and the PS3 version you blogged about looked very interesting.

I nearly bought it from Play-Asia but decided against it in the end because I can't read or understand Japanese. Which sucks :(

It's a pity these games won't ever make it to English speaking territories, they look cute and fun.