Buy Rune Factory 2: A Fantasy Harvest Moon, cuddle free squirrel

You know what I really love about the concept of pre-order bonuses? There’s no reason I should have to be bribed to buy a good game, but since these have become popular as of late, it seems like there is some free goodie that comes with everything. For Harvest Moon fans, they have this sweet little squirrel, which has deceptively long bunny-like ears and comes with any pre-order for Rune Factory 2: A Fantasy Harvest Moon for DS.

I also like the fact that Natsume offers such ridiculously cute things with no shame whatsoever (I have an adorable plush cat from E3 thanks to my visit with them). Yeah, it’s pretty girly, but I dig it — and I’ll bet you the person who owns the whole Natsume plush collection is more likely make than female.


Order The Game Now And Receive A Rare, Collectible Plush Squirrel

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

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Colette Bennett