FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tunbridge Wells (15 th August 2013) MAQL Europe, the European division of Japanese publisher MarvelousAQL, in collaboration with Number 1 bead manufacturer, Hama, are pleased to announce that the European release of Harvest Moon®: A New Beginning for Nintendo 3DS™ will be celebrated with a limited edition bonus.
Designed by Hama specifically for the forthcoming European release of Harvest Moon: A New Beginning, this collectors’ pack contains recreations of the iconic ‘Boy’ and ‘Cow’ from the Harvest Moon series.
“Hama beads are a much-loved brand, particularly with gamers looking to express their creativity outside video games,” said Geraint Evans, Director of Zen United. “It’s a real honour to have Hama on board with us for Harvest Moon.”
David Allan, Sales Director (of Hama Beads distributor DKL), says: “It is so exciting to be working with such a popular brand at its launch. Being able to offer Hama beads to a whole new audience and to support this new game is a very positive step.”
Available exclusively from GAME UK and selected retail partners across Europe, customers can secure their Limited Edition Harvest Moon Hama Bead pack by pre-ordering Harvest Moon: A New Beginning before release.
Harvest Moon: A New Beginning is the first 3D Harvest Moon designed specifically for the Nintendo 3DS and represents the biggest, most customizable entry in the series to date.
Distribution, PR and marketing are being handled by MAQL Europe’s partner, Zen United.
For more information on the forthcoming Harvest Moon: A New Beginning, please contact:
Or join the Official European Harvest Moon: A New Beginning Community!
The Harvest Moon Hama Bead Pre-Order can be bought from GAME here: http://tinyurl.com/q3myvab
MarvelousAQL, Inc. (Public, TYO:7844) is a leading publisher and developer of console, social and mobile games, known for titles such as No More Heroes, Harvest Moon and Little King’s Story. The company was created as a result of a 2011 merger between publishers Marvelous Entertainment, AQ Interactive and mobile/ social developer Liveware.
With over 400 employees, 17.6B JPY revenue in FY2012, and offices in Japan, Europe and the United States, MarvelousAQL is now actively seeking developing and publishing partners for the next generation of online and mobile games.
“Hama Beads are the number 1 bead range recognised for their quality and depth of Range. Hama Beads include Sets featuring Generic Products, Licensed Products as well as a large range of Accessories. Hama is the perfect user friendly System with bead sizes for all ages, developing a child’s creativity while playing. With a few Hama beads and Boards a child’s imagination is endless”
About Zen United
Zen United is a consortium of Japanese and Asian game developers targeting European Markets. Zen United provide international business development and 'culturisation' (localisation + naturalisation) services to independent, high quality, long-standing studios to establish foundations for European business and a pipeline to collect feedback from European markets.
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