Rune Factory 2: A Fantasy Harvest Moon is being developed by Natsume and is set for a U.S. release on the Nintendo DS. The second part in the fantasy RPG will see a number of improvements including a multigenerational component. That means if your character dies then their children will succeed them and the story will continue. Look for our hands-on impressions of the title direct from E3. Here are the press release details:
Natsume Inc., a worldwide developer and publisher of family-oriented video games, announced today that Rune Factory 2: A Fantasy Harvest Moon will be released for the Nintendo DS™ system later this fall. The company has also released the first screen shots of the game. The Rune Factory series is a unique blend of elements from the world of Harvest Moon and that of a fantasy RPG, offering Harvest Moon fans and traditional RPG players the best of both worlds.
“We are thrilled to announce that Rune Factory 2 is on its way to the U.S. The first Rune Factory title was a great success for us and our fans have been eagerly awaiting a sequel,” said Hiro Maekawa, President and CEO at Natsume. “The Rune Factory series is a great expansion of the Harvest Moon universe; it takes the addictive Harvest Moon gameplay that fans know and love and combines it with the action and adventure of a fantasy RPG. Rune Factory 2 offers better graphics and even deeper gameplay than the first, along with many innovative new features.”
Rune Factory 2 will make its first public appearance at next month’s E3 trade show in the Los Angeles area and will ship to retail later this fall.