Natsume Releases New Video, Screens&Artwork for Rune Factory 2: A Fantasy Harvest Moon for Nintendo DS

Tuesday, September 23, 2008 - Natsume today released new screens, artwork and video for Rune Factory 2: A Fantasy Harvest Moon for the Nintendo DS, slated to arrive later on this year. The Rune Factory series is a unique blend of elements from the Harvest Moon universe and that of a fantasy RPG, offering Harvest Moon fans and traditional RPG players the best of both worlds.

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 dark premonitions foretell of dangers to come. It's up to player to uncover the source of these premonitions and bring peace to the kingdom once more.

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! Rune Factory 2 offers innovative Touch Screen controls, easy-to-use menus, and an all-new compelling storyline.

Over the course of the story, players will build and develop a farm, befriend townspeople, raise monsters, take on quests, and find a wife.

Rune Factory 2 offers innovative Touch Screen controls, easy-to-use menus, and an all-new compelling storyline.

For more information on Natsume's titles, please visit www.natsume.com.

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About Natsume

Natsume Inc. is a worldwide developer and publisher that specialize in unique and family-oriented interactive entertainment software for a variety of platforms. Most known for publishing Reel Fishing and Harvest Moon, Natsume is dedicated to producing quality video games.

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(408) 823-5779

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Graham Markay

Natsume Inc.

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graham@natsume.com


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