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Rune Factory 2: A Fantasy Harvest Moon

Pre-order the game via Amazon and get a free squirrel plush.

Burlingame, Calif., October 6, 2008 - Natsume Inc., a worldwide

developer and publisher of family-oriented video games, announced

today that it will offer an adorable squirrel plush as an exclusive

pre-order gift for customers who order Rune Factory 2: A Fantasy

Harvest Moon for Nintendo DS from

"There are gamers counting the days until they get their hands on Rune

Factory 2, and we wanted to give them a little something special for

being the first to order the game," said Hiro Maekawa, President and

CEO at Natsume. "Fans of Rune Factory and Harvest Moon have loved the

exclusive plushes that we have created for the series over the years,

so we know that they will be excited to get their hands on this one

and add it to their collection."

Rune Factory 2 will be available for the Nintendo DS system in U.S.

retail outlets later this fall. The Rune Factory series combines the

fun and rewarding Harvest Moon gameplay that fans know and love with

the fantasy and excitement of an action-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 strange

disturbances in the earth warn that a great evil is stirring. It's up

to player to uncover this new threat to the land and bring peace to

the kingdom once more. Over the course of the story, players will

build and develop a farm, befriend townspeople, raise monsters, take

on quests, and find a wife.

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


Rune Factory 2 is rated E for Everyone by the Entertainment Software

Rating Board (ESRB).

To order Rune Factory 2: A Fantasy Harvest Moon and receive the limited

addition squirrel plush, please visit

For more information on Natsume's titles, please visit

For the latest screenshots and assets, and an image of the plush

squirrel, please visit


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.

For more information about Natsume Inc., visit

Media Contacts:

Tina Casalino

Clever Communications

(408) 266-1934

Graham Markay

Natsume Inc.

(650) 692-1941

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