Worldwide developer and publisher, Natsume, Stated that Harvest Moon: Hero of Leaf Valley is making its way to the Sony PlayStation Portable Gaming Device. The game will sell retail at the price of $29.99 this April. Harvest Moon: Hero of Leaf Valley is rated "E" for Everyone by the ESRB.
President and CEO of Natsume Hiro Maekawa explained that Harvest Moon: Hero of Leaf Valley tells a story about a small town that must come together in order to save itself from complete destruction. How this town will try to save itself and whether or not it will be successful is all up to the player. Maekawa also stated that this is going to be the biggest Sony PSP Harvest Moon adventure yet.
The Leaf Valley is in trouble, and it is up to the player to save it from complete destruction. The evil and heartless Funland Corporation is going to destroy the town in order to replace it with an amusement park, unless the citizens of it find a way to stop them. Players need to grow crops and mine ores and gems in order to help save the Leaf Valley and their family farm, while they earn money and develop their skills in interactive part time jobs. Players also need to build up relationships with the villagers in order to gain their respect and trust. The game features an open-ended story with multiple endings. It is up to the players to choose how to help save the town.