Rising Star Games partners with GAME to offer exclusive pre-order incentives for million-selling series

Thursday 8 thSeptember: Independent UK publisherRising Star Games today announced plans to work with GAME on its flagship million-selling series Harvest Moon. Rising Star Games and leading UK retailer GAME are offering exclusive pre-order incentives to customers buying Harvest Moon: Grand Bazaar and Rune Factory 3. Pre-orders of these titles will be the only way to get hold of some of the bespoke character artwork Rising Star Games has commissioned for these releases.

Rising Star Games commissioned official Harvest Moon artist Higusa Matsuyama to create 30 pieces of bespoke character artwork. The artwork, available as art cards, have been grouped into sets of five cards, three portraits and two premium pieces, to be distributed with orders from the series. The first set of cards is included with all copies of Harvest Moon: Grand Bazaar. GAME has secured exclusive use of the second and third sets of cards; set two will be available with pre-orders of Harvest Moon: Grand Bazaar and set three will be available with pre-orders of Rune Factory 3.

Martin Defries, managing director, Rising Star Games, said: “We’re delighted to be working with GAME on this incredibly exciting incentive. Fans of the Harvest Moon series will get their hands on brilliant artwork by official Harvest Moon artist Higusa Matsuyama. All purchases of Harvest Moon: Grand Bazaar will contain the first set of artwork but fans looking to complete the collection will need to go to GAME to get those exclusive second and third sets.”

Harvest Moon: Grand Bazaar and Rune Factory 3 are to be released in the PAL market Q4 2011, courtesy of Rising Star Games www.risingstargames.com.

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For further information, screenshots and press samples (when available), please contact:

Harry Cole (Premier PR)

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Ali Wood (Premier PR)

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Yen Hau (Rising Star Games)

yen.hau@risingstargames.com

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