Game publisher Natsume is bringing four DS titles to show off at Anime Expo this week. The LA-based convention, which runs from July 1st through July 4th, primarily deals with anime and manga, but is opening its doors to video game publishers as well.
For those in attendance that weren’t at E3, you’ll get to see and even try Harvest Moon: Grand Bazaar, Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals, Rune Factory 3, and Gabrielle’s Ghostly Groove. All four titles are due to come out in the next six months, but Grand Bazaar, due out on July 27th, is the only one to receive a street date yet.
You can see Natsume’s full press release along with descriptions for each game below:
Natsume To Exhibit Upcoming Lineup At The Anime Expo This Week
Highly Anticipated Titles Including Rune Factory 3, Harvest Moon: Grand Bazaar, Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals And Gabrielle’s Ghostly Groove to Be On Display At L.A. Show
Burlingame, Calif., June 29 , 2010 – Natsume Inc., a worldwide developer and publisher of family-oriented video games, announced today that the company will be exhibiting some of its key 2010 titles at the Anime Expo from Thursday, July 1st, through Sunday, July 4th. The company’s booth is located at 1201 in the South Hall. Media and consumers are welcome to stop by and check out the hands-on demos during the 4-day show.
“This is our first time exhibiting at the Anime Expo, and we think that our lineup of titles launching over the next six months is the perfect fit for the show’s attendees,” said Hiro Maekawa, President and CEO at Natsume. “We have highly-anticipated new entries in the Harvest Moon and Rune Factory series with Harvest Moon: Grand Bazaar and Rune Factory 3, the triumphant return of the Lufia series with Lufia: Return of the Sinistrals, and the fun and fright-filled rhythm game, Gabrielle’s Ghostly Groove.”
Information on each title is listed below. For more information on Natsume or any of these titles, please visit www.natsume.com
Harvest Moon: Grand Bazaar (DS)
The bazaar is now open! Zephyr Town’s bazaar was once the grandest in the world, drawing customers and peddlers from all four corners of the Earth. These days, though, the bazaar has more tumbleweeds than customers. Maybe you can turn its fortunes around! Raise animals, harvest crops, craft rare delicacies, and then sell your wares at your very own shop! Can you bring prosperity back to Zephyr Town?
Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals (DS)
The Sinistrals, four beings of legendary power, have returned to bring humanity to its knees. It’s up to the fiery monster hunter Maxim and his eclectic band of adventurers to put a stop to them once and for all. Their adventures will take them across an expansive world packed with dangerous enemies, powerful items, and diabolical puzzles!
Rune Factory 3: A Fantasy Harvest Moon (DS)
It’s an adventure that will transform you! The people of Sharance and their horned Univir neighbors are embroiled in a bitter conflict. An age-old hatred between humans and monsters divides them. You are an adventurer with an unusual secret: you’re half human and half monster. Are you the one who can unite the humans and the Univir? And will you be in time to stop the growing evil force that threatens to destroy them both?
Gabrielle’s Ghostly Groove (DS)
Gabrielle’s having a bad day. She sneezed her soul right out of her body! She’ll have to travel to Monster Town, the home of all things that go bump in the night, to get help. Only by busting out the ghostliest dance moves and thrilling and chilling people will she be able to scare up the power she needs to get herself back into her body! It’s a spooktacular rhythm adventure!
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 www.natsume.com
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