The Highly-Anticipated RPG Sequel Boasts Stunning Visuals, Innovative
Touch Screen Controls, Multi-Generational Gameplay and More

Burlingame, Calif., November 18, 2008 – Natsume Inc., a worldwide
developer and publisher of family-oriented video games, announced
today that Rune Factory 2: A Fantasy Harvest Moon for the Nintendo DS
has officially shipped to retail for an MSRP of $29.99.  The Rune
Factory series combines the fun and rewarding gameplay of Harvest Moon
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 rated E for Everyone by the ESRB.

“We are thrilled to finally bring Rune Factory 2 to our fans who have
been eagerly awaiting its launch,” said Hiro Maekawa, President and
CEO at Natsume. “Rune Factory 2 builds upon the elements that made the
first title a huge success, and expands the series’ RPG elements while
offering beautiful graphics, innovative Touch Screen controls, and an
all-new, multigenerational plot.”

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

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