Burlingame, CA. - February 08, 2012 - Natsume Inc., a worldwide developer and publisher of family-oriented video games, announced today that it is declaring February "Official Gabrielle Month." Celebrating the launch of the newest title in the Gabrielle series, Gabrielle’s Monster Match, available now for iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad, Natsume is kicking off a month of promotions and events, including the gift with purchase promotion where gamers can nab an exclusive Gabrielle figurine with the purchase of Gabrielle’s Ghostly Groove 3D (3DS) at the Natsume store.  Players who already own the complete Natsume library of games can acquire one of the limited edition beauties by participating in the upcoming Lovers' Nest Facebook contest.   Gabrielle’s Monster Match is a spooky twist on puzzle games, with all your favorite friends from the original Ghostly Groove.  The game is free to download and is available now for all iOS devices.

"We decided that Gabrielle’s world would fit nicely into a fun and addictive puzzle game, and that is how Gabrielle’s Monster Match began," said Hiro Maekawa, President and CEO of Natsume. “We really wanted to celebrate the launch, and thought that bringing back the hugely popular Gabrielle figurine was a great way to do it!”

Scream your way into a new kind of puzzle game:  Begin with a partially filled grid, and move similar pieces together to create a row of four or more.  Each round, new pieces will be added to the board, so don’t let these wild monsters get the best of you!  Special spooky pieces can help you clear the board faster, and using them wisely is the key to a big score!

Players can download Gabrielle's Monster Match for free. More features, including additional quests, can be unlocked for $0.99 cents. The game is available starting today on the App Store at

Players can also pick up the original Gabrielle’s Ghostly Groove 3DS at the Official Natsume Store and receive a bonus Gabrielle figurine. In addition, fans of Natsume's Facebook will also have a chance to win one of these rare figures! Starting next week, tell Natsume about your dream date with any character from a Natsume game (including Gabrielle’s Ghostly Groove!) and you might be one of the lucky winners.  Natsume staff have already given some fun examples, including one unconventional date with Finny the Fish!

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