Rising Star Games' Avalon Code out tomorrow on Nintendo DS

Thursday 11th March 2010: Leading video games publisher Rising Star Games has today confirmed that Avalon Code, from the creative minds behind Rune Factory and Harvest Moon and the development studio responsible for the Final Fantasy III and Final Fantasy IV DS remakes, will launch tomorrow on the Nintendo DS.

In Avalon Code the world is coming to an end, and gamers take control of Yumil or Tia and fill the Book of Prophecy with a record of everything that's worth saving - people, enemies, flowers, weapons and objects - to create a new world with.

In a unique twist on the RPG genre, gamers can also alter the attributes of items listed in the Book of Prophecy as every item, person and monster within the world can be broken down into a simple DNA sequence. And by manipulating this DNA, players can change the makeup of many things - including affecting enemy attributes, changing how objects behave and interact.

At the beginning, four elemental spirits guide the gamer along the way explaining how to use the Book of Prophecy and how to fight, and as the game progress more spirits join the player in their quest to collect as many items as possible.

With over 20 hours of gameplay, Avalon Code is a vast, beautiful and technically impressive game, and the gameplay is enriched by an orchestral soundtrack and emotive voice acting.

"We're delighted to confirm the launch of Avalon Code on DS," says Martin Defries, managing director, Rising Star Games. "It offers a variation on the traditional RPG experience, while retaining the polish and appeal Marvelous Entertainment's games always guarantee; this is a rewarding addition to our DS portfolio."

Avalon Code releases tomorrow (12th March) for the Nintendo DS.

Screenshots and artwork can be downloaded directly here.

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Rising Star Games Limited is a video games publisher for Microsoft Xbox 360, Nintendo DS™ and Wii™, Sony PS3 and PSP™ in the PAL territory. A joint venture between Japanese video game publisher and content developer Intergrow Inc and long standing Nintendo Nordic distributor Bergsala AB, Rising Star Games is now in its sixth year of trading and has published more than 50 titles including the worldwide hit series Harvest Moon alongside the renowned renegade Nintendo Wii title, No More Heroes. For more information please go to www.risingstargames.com.

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