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Natsume's Rune Factory 2: A Fantasy Harvest Moon For DS Goes Gold

October 21, 2008

NATSUME'S RUNE FACTORY 2: A FANTASY HARVEST MOON FOR NINTENDO DS GOES GOLD

The Sequel to the Critically Acclaimed RPG Hits Retail Next Month

Natsume Inc., a worldwide developer and publisher of family-oriented video games, announced today that Rune Factory 2: A Fantasy Harvest Moon has officially gone gold and will be available for the Nintendo DS this holiday season. The Rune Factory series combines the fun and rewarding gameplay of Harvest Moon with the fantasy and excitement of an action-RPG, offering Harvest Moon fans and traditional RPG players the best of both worlds. Rune Factory 2 is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB and will ship on November 18th, 2008.

"It is exciting to be just a few weeks away from delivering this highly anticipated title to gamers," said Hiro Maekawa, President and CEO at Natsume. "Rune Factory 2 offers easy-to-use menus, an all-new compelling storyline, and deep, involving gameplay. Fans and newcomers alike will be delighted with this all-new adventure."

Rune Factory 2 is set several years after the first game. The evil Sechs Empire has been defeated, and the Kingdom of Norad is once again at peace. Things may not stay that way for long, however, as strange disturbances in the earth warn that a great evil is stirring. It's up to player to uncover this new threat to the land and bring peace to the kingdom once more. Over the course of the story, players will build and develop a farm, befriend townspeople, raise monsters, take on quests, and find a wife.

In a first for the Rune Factory series, the story of Rune Factory 2 is multigenerational. Players begin the game as Kyle, a strange man who comes to Alvarna Village. Eventually, players will take on the role of Kyle's child, opening up a whole new adventure. It's an innovative feature that allows players to follow the story of their family and the townsfolk over two generations!

There is still time to pre-order the game and receive the exclusive gift! Those players who pre-order Rune Factory 2: A Fantasy Harvest Moon for Nintendo DS from Amazon.com or who purchase the title from GameStop (gift with purchase) will receive an exclusive adorable squirrel plush while supplies last. GameStop

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