Revisit the Town of Selphia with Rune Factory 4 Special and Embrace the farming lifestyle with STORY OF SEASONS: Friends of Mineral Town on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Two fan-favourite titles arrive on new platforms later this year

London, United Kingdom – 14th June 2021 – Marvelous Europe Limited are today excited to announce that Rune Factory 4 Special, the remastered High Definition game of the critically acclaimed RPG simulation title that was originally released onto the Nintendo 3DS™ system, and STORY OF SEASONS: Friends of Mineral Town, a High Definition remake of the 2003 GameBoy Advance game Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town, will make their PlayStation 4 and Xbox One debuts within Europe and Australia later this year.

The release of both Rune Factory 4 Special and STORY OF SEASONS: Friends of Mineral Town marks the first time that both franchises have been released onto PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms, as well as acts as a debut for Marvelous Europe Limited as a publisher on the Xbox One platform.

The excitement does not end there either, as the release of Rune Factory 4 Special on the PlayStation 4 will also mark the first time in 10 years since a Rune Factory title was released onto a PlayStation platform. The news of STORY OF SEASONS: Friends of Mineral Town announced for new platforms also accompanies the celebration of STORY OF SEASONS 25th Anniversary, which started with the release of Bokujou Monogatari on the Super Nintendo Entertainment system in 1996.

Today’s announcement from Marvelous Europe Limited not only sees lots of new milestones reached for the European publisher, but fan favourite titles being brought to new platforms. Whether you are revisiting or experiencing them for the first time, a new journey awaits on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One later this year.

Originally released onto the Nintendo Switch in February 2020, Rune Factory 4 Special saw the fan-favourite Nintendo 3DS title remastered with updated visuals and an enhanced user interface combined with new additions such as a more challenging ‘hell’ difficulty mode, a new newlywed mode, and dual-audio language support with updated text localization support for French and German languages.

This PlayStation 4 and Xbox One release of Rune Factory 4 Special will feature all of the gameplay elements found in the original Nintendo Switch release, including both English and Japanese audio languages, as well as text localization in English, French and German.

Rune Factory 4 Special will be available digitally as a standard digital edition from the PlayStation Store and Microsoft Store in Autumn 2021. Further information relating to Rune Factory 4 Special can be found on the official Marvelous Games website.

Originally released onto the Nintendo Switch in July 2020, STORY OF SEASONS: Friends of Mineral Town saw the iconic 2003 GameBoy Advance game Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town remade with modern-day visuals and expanded upon with improved controls and character engagement.

This PlayStation 4 and Xbox One release of STORY OF SEASONS: Friends of Mineral Town will feature all of the gameplay elements found in the original Nintendo Switch release, including text localization in English, French, German and Spanish.

STORY OF SEASONS: Friends of Mineral Town will be available physically and digitally for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in Autumn 2021. Further information can be found on the official STORY OF SEASONS website.

About Rune Factory 4 Special
In this standalone story, players choose to play as a male or female hero and will encounter a diverse cast of potential suitors and other loveable townsfolk. As the newly-appointed prince or princess, royal duties are fulfilled by issuing orders to help the town prosper, or by taking a more relaxed approach to governance by raising crops and helping townsfolk. Should some dungeon adventuring be on the day’s itinerary, a vast array of weapons along with magic can be crafted or bought for battle against dangerous foes—companions or friendly monsters can also join to aid the player during their travels.

Published in Europe and Australia by Marvelous Europe Limited, Rune Factory 4 Special will be available for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One digitally in Autumn 2021. This game has been rated PEGI 12, USK 6 and ACB PG.

About STORY OF SEASONS: Friends of Mineral Town:
Originally released for the Game Boy Advance in 2003, STORY OF SEASONS: Friends of Mineral Town is a complete remake that will let series fans revisit the charming world of Mineral Town, while also introducing it to a new generation of farmers. In this peaceful setting, players will grow crops, take care of animals, and build relationships with villagers. Published in Europe and Australia by Marvelous Europe Limited, STORY OF SEASONS: Friends of Mineral Town will be available physically and digitally for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in Autumn 2021. This game has been rated PEGI 12, USK 0 and ACB PG.

AKIBA’S TRIP: Hellbound & Debriefed Announced for European Physical and Digital Release

Coming to Nintendo Switch™ and PlayStation®4 on 23rd July 2021

London, United Kingdom – 26th May 2021 – Marvelous Europe Limited are today excited to announce that AKIBA’S TRIP: Hellbound & Debriefed, an enhanced remaster of the Japanese-only PSP Game AKIBA’S TRIP Plus, will launch for the first time in Europe and Australia on 23rd July 2021 for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 with a digital pre-order now available on the Nintendo eShop.

Celebrating its tenth anniversary in Japan this year, the remastered “debriefing action RPG” where players must expose vampires to the sun, will launch on Nintendo Switch and PlaySation 4 with remastered visuals, English text localisation and an all-new English audio option in addition to Japanese audio.

In AKIBA’S TRIP: Hellbound & Debriefed, players will be able to dive into the seedy underworld within the heart of Akihabara to uncover a vast vampiric conspiracy. To protect the streets, and to unveil the truth, players will join the ‘Akiba Freedom Fighters’ and do battle against creatures known as Shadow Soul by using advanced stripping techniques to expose their bodies (and their plans) to the light of day

AKIBA’S TRIP: Hellbound & Debriefed will be available physically as a standard physical edition and digitally for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 across Europe, as well as digitally for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 in Australia, with an SRP of £34.99 / €39.99.

A PlayStation 4 exclusive digital deluxe edition, containing the base game, a 47-track digital soundtrack, a set of 10 avatars and a theme, will also be available via the PlayStation Store with an SRP of £44.99 / €49.99.

AKIBA’S TRIP: Hellbound & Debriefed is now available to pre-order digitally on the Nintendo eShop, with physical pre-orders expected to appear at participating retailers shortly. The Standard Digital and Digital Deluxe Edition for PlayStation 4 will become available to purchase on the PlayStation Store at launch.

About AKIBA’S TRIP: Hellbound & Debriefed:

Return to an accurately modeled Akihabara circa 2011, Japan’s famous electric town, and explore the bustling streets and back alleys of this otaku paradise. But beware the seedy underworld lurking in the shadows! After finding his missing friend unconscious and bleeding in an alley, young otaku Nanashi is attacked by a sinister figure straight out of a horror manga and left to die. As he lays dying, a mysterious young lady offers him some of her blood, both saving his life and changing it forever.

Now a Shadow Soul, one of the very creatures that attacked him and his friend, he’s been imbued with superhuman strength and stamina…and a deadly weakness to sunlight. Caught up in a world of supernatural politics, Nanashi must contend with NIRO, a covert agency dedicated to hunting down paranormal threats, and the family of Shadow Souls, a group of inhuman monsters. It’s up to him and his friends, the self-styled ‘Akiba Freedom Fighters’ to preserve the peace of Akihabara and prevent an all-out war from tearing the town apart.

Key Features:
Playful Reimagining of Japan’s Electronics Mecca – Take a virtual tour of the Akihabara district circa 2011 recreated in painstaking detail, complete with accurate street layouts and shops based on real businesses operating at the time.
Fight Like a Nerd – Wield an arsenal of replicas, collectibles, and other amusing objects as you humiliate vampires into submission, all while wearing a stylish array of customizable clothes and costumes.
Your Choices Matter – Choose which faction to support in the fight for Akihabara and watch as your decisions affect the course of the story, culminating in one of several different endings.
Full Dual Audio – Enjoy hours of voiced-over banter with a choice of English or the original Japanese.

Developed by ACQUIRE Corp. and to be published for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 in Europe and Australia by Marvelous Europe Limited AKIBA’S TRIP: Hellbound & Debriefed will launch on the 23rd July 2021. A Windows PC version of AKIBA’S TRIP: Hellbound & Debriefed will also be released on Steam via XSEED Games on 20th July 2021. This title has been rated PEGI 16 and USK 16.

“Larva Croft” and the Pine Hoverfly set to make a strong comeback after successful conservation collaboration between STORY OF SEASONS publisher and Royal Zoological Society Scotland!

Rare native insect breeding programme hits new milestone in partnership with videogame publisher, Marvelous Europe and STORY OF SEASONS: Pioneers of Olive Town

Dr. Helen Taylor of RZSS with a new Pine Hoverfly Larvae incubation jar containing Larva Croft

London, UK – 14th April 2021 – The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) is gearing up for a potentially record-breaking breeding season as keepers care for more Critically Endangered pine hoverflies than ever before at Highland Wildlife Park near Aviemore.

Led by the wildlife conservation charity since 2016, the pine hoverfly conservation breeding programme is now responsible for the majority of Britain’s known population of the rare native species, currently only found in one small forest in the Cairngorms. Almost all of the 156 larvae that hatched at the park last year are now becoming pupae, entering the next stage of their life cycle on their way to becoming adults. Among them are ‘Larva Croft’ and ‘Pine-al Ritchie’, named by fans of project-funder Marvelous’ new video game, STORY OF SEASONS: Pioneers of Olive Town.

Since the launch of STORY OF SEASONS: Pioneers of Olive Town on 26th March, videogames media have been taking part in a “seed grower contest” where Marvelous provided each entrant with a seed pack asking recipients to post updates of their seedlings each Friday on social media using #SoSPoOT and #PineHoverfly. The winner will be whoever has grown the tallest seeds and their prize is to name the new incubation room for the pine hoverfly at RZSS Highland Wildlife Park! Here are some images from the last 3 weeks worth of action

Dr Helen Taylor, conservation programme manager at RZSS said, “Our charity’s conservation breeding programme at Highland Wildlife Park is currently the best hope for the survival of this Critically Endangered species. The last sighting of an adult pine hoverfly in the wild was over eight years ago.”

“Every individual matters, so it is really exciting to have more larvae pupating than ever before and nerve-wracking to have to wait and see how many complete the full cycle, from egg, to larva, to pupa, to adult.”

“The process they go through is extraordinary. Inside the pupa case, these animals are breaking most of their body down into goo and then totally reassembling it to transition from a larva to an adult fly. Most people will be familiar with this idea from caterpillars turning into butterflies, but it really is a magical transformation.”

“Invertebrates are a fundamentally understudied, underacknowledged and under-loved group of animals that fuel the food chain, pollinate plants and break down organic waste. They hold our ecosystems together, making them an important focus for conservation efforts. Without them, the world would be very different.”

Next steps for the project including moving the pupae into a brand-new purpose-built breeding centre at Highland Wildlife Park in the coming weeks thanks to support from Marvelous Europe alongside The National Geographic Society, Cairngorms National Park Authority, Forestry and Land Scotland, and NatureScot. The pine hoverfly conservation breeding programme is led by RZSS in collaboration with the Rare Invertebrates in the Cairngorms project, a partnership between the RSPB, Cairngorms National Park Authority, Buglife Scotland, Butterfly Conservation Scotland, and NatureScot.

Shadowverse: Champion’s Battle Draws a Summer 2021 Release on Nintendo Switch™

Marvelous Europe Limited Partners with Cygames to Launch Story-Based Reimagining of the Hit Strategic Multiplayer Mobile/PC Card Battle Game in Europe and Australia

London, United Kingdom – 30th March 2021 – Marvelous Europe Limited is today excited to announce that they will publish Shadowverse: Champion’s Battle on the Nintendo Switch within Europe and Australia this Summer. Shadowverse: Champion’s Battle on the Nintendo Switch will only feature English localisation.

Based on the anime adaptation of Cygames’ hit strategic multiplayer mobile/PC card battle game Shadowverse,

Shadowverse: Champion’s Battle brings the deep deck-building mechanics to a new platform and delivers them with a fresh narrative experience perfect for both new and experienced player’s.

Shadowverse: Champion’s Battle will be available digitally and physically within Europe as well as digitally in Australia, and all versions will come with a special promo code granting 2 alternate art cards (3 cards each), 10 seer’s globes, and cosmetic items redeemable in the mobile or PC version of Shadowverse.

Shadowverse: Champion’s Battle is a reimagined version of the strategic multiplayer mobile/PC card battle game for the consumer platform. As players progress the game, they can collect new cards to build more powerful decks. The game can be experienced solo, or players can head online for multiplayer matches to test complex new strategies against others.

Shadowverse: Champion’s Battle will also feature a Battle Pass system with cosmetic leader skin rewards and other in-game bonuses unlockable by completing missions such as winning online matches. This Nintendo Switch™ release also adds deluxe battle animations for a more immersive experience.

In Shadowverse: Champion’s Battle, players take the role of a transfer student to Tensei Academy, where they are quickly introduced to the Shadowverse card game by their classmate, Hiro Ryugasaki. The new friends team up with Shadowverse club president (and only member) Rei on a quest to master the popular card battle game and restore the club to its former glory by winning the national championship.

Throughout their adventures, players will be able to explore unique locations around the school and surrounding town, where events and encounters await in the least expected places. Team up with new friends, battle to become the national champions, and save the Shadowverse Club for future generations!

STORY OF SEASONS publisher saving one of the UK’s rarest species

£20,000 donation to bring the pine hoverfly back from the brink

London, United Kingdom – 22nd March 2021 – Marvelous Europe Limited, publisher of STORY OF SEASONS: Pioneers of Olive Town, is thrilled to announce a partnership with the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS), the wildlife conservation charity which aims to save one of the UK’s rarest species, the pine hoverfly.

With its natural habitat restricted to just one site — a small forest patch in the Cairngorms in Scotland — the pine hoverfly is so rare in the UK that no one has seen an adult of this species in the wild for over seven years. As part of the #SOSPOOT Campaign, Marvelous Europe is donating £20,000 to part-fund building new facilities at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s Highland Wildlife Park. These will include a larval rearing room, space for the adult hoverflies to fly and mate, and preparation space for staff to ready the abundance of flowers the hoverflies need for food. With the money from Marvelous Europe and other donors, including The National Geographic Society, Cairngorms National Park Authority, Forestry and Land Scotland, and NatureScot, it is hoped that this conservation breeding programme will help bring the critically endangered pine hoverfly back from the edge of extinction.

Adult Pine Hoverfly – credit Ellie Rotheray

As well as a donation to develop the project, Marvelous Europe is working with partners to help raise awareness for the important work being undertaken by RZSS, with a Europe-wide seed growing competition for the gaming industry, kicking off with a special Twitch live stream from comedian, games journalist and one half of the UK’s Number 1 Parenting Podcast, “Scummy Mummies”, Ellie Gibson on Friday 26th March. Participants in the competition will get the chance to have a tangible impact on the species’ future, naming the hoverflies that will save the species, and winners will have a lasting impact, naming the new facilities that will keep this vital programme going for years to come.

In STORY OF SEASONS: Pioneers of Olive Town, which launches 26th March 2021 on the Nintendo Switch, players begin their farming journey in a pine forest and must work alongside nature to breathe life into their farm. By saving the pine hoverfly, we hope to bring a bit of the game world alive, while also helping to save an endangered UK species from the very real threat of extinction. It may be small, but the pine hoverfly is an important pollinator, a role shared by many of the world’s endangered invertebrates. The breeding programme is ‘pioneering’ in its own right, developing techniques that could turn the fortunes of other species that are vital to delicate ecosystems around the world.

About Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town:
The brand-new entry in the STORY OF SEASONS franchise is putting down roots on the Nintendo Switch! This long-awaited entry in the original farm/life simulation offers players more freedom than ever before! Embrace the pioneer spirit to shape the untamed wilderness, discover new animals and produce, and help them flourish on your farm. Customise every inch of your new homestead to impress a new cast of marriage candidates from Olive Town, an aspiring tourist hotspot that grows and thrives along with your farm.Key Features:

* A Wild World of Discovery: Tame the wilderness of the peninsula, discover the flora and fauna that make it their home and unearth the secrets of the world around you. Work with the land to build the farm of your dreams from the ground up. Build facilities wherever you see fit, level up your farming skills and craft everything from fences to sprinklers for crops!
* Cultivate Your Farm, Cultivate Your Town: Gather and process materials to fulfill requests and improve Olive Town’s infrastructure, upgrade tools, or commission new outfits and accessories
* Simple Mechanics, Deep Gameplay: Fledgling farmers can rest easy with the return of Seedling Mode and Normal Mode, with a new request system highlighting the fresh features while you lend a hand to the locals! Veteran players ready to create a bustling farm of their own will find all the core elements of the STORY OF SEASONS series, with new twists on classic gameplay.
* There’s Always Something Going on in Olive Town! Participate in local festivals as the town comes to life with events that are new to the series! Get to know your neighbours better and you may even find love with a special someone among them.

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin Launches on Nintendo Switch™ and PlayStation®4 within Europe and Australia

A Spoiled Princess Reclaims her Birthright as the Harvest Goddess in Action Platformer and Rice-Farming Simulation Hybrid

London, United Kingdom – 20th November 2020 – Following on from the highly successful launch in Japan, Marvelous Europe Limited are today excited to confirm that action/simulation game Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin is now available physically and digitally for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 within Europe and Australia.

The momentum around Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin continues outside of Japan having received positive reviews from critics, as commented by Marc Melton, General Manager of Marvelous Europe.

“We’re thrilled to see the reaction for Sakuna: of Rice and Ruin in Japan last week. We always knew this was a special title from a passionate and talented indie team and are excited to now bring their huge success to Europe and Australia today. We can’t wait to share the game’s unique combination of beautiful art, unique side-scrolling combat and rice farming to the gaming community in the West, we’re already seeing some incredible review scores from major sites across the continent!”

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin delivers the unforgettable story of Princess Sakuna, a harvest goddess banished to an untamed island with a group of humans, has been brought to life by developer Edelweiss. Acclaimed for their work on the shoot ‘em up Astebreed, Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin presents a return to the combat-focused platforming roots of their earlier title Fairy Bloom Freesia, featuring refined action gameplay mixed with unique rice-farming simulation.

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin is available as a physical Collector’s Edition, known as Golden Harvest, for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4, and as a Digital Deluxe Edition on the PlayStation Store for the PlayStation 4.

A standard physical edition of Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 are also available at selected retailers, and digitally from the Nintendo eShop and PlayStation Store, within Europe and Australia with an SRP of £34.99 / €39.99 / $59.95 AUD.

The Golden Harvest Edition of Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin is available to order from selected retailers across Europe and on the Marvelous Games Store for £49.99 / €59.99.

Golden Harvest Edition Contents:

▪ Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin Game
▪ 132-page Artbook
▪ 3 Disc Soundtrack CD Collection
▪ Double Sided Poster
▪ Collector’s Box

The Digital Deluxe Edition is exclusive to the PlayStation Store for the PlayStation 4 and is priced at £44.99 / €49,99 / $69.95 AUD.

Digital Deluxe Edition Contents:

▪ Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin PlayStation 4 Game
▪ Digital Soundtrack App with 42 tracks
▪ 4 Exclusive PlayStation 4 Themes
▪ PSN Avatar Set with 9 Avatars

About Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin:
Developed by Edelweiss, the team behind acclaimed indie darling Astebreed, Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin combines side-scrolling action with deep crafting and rice cultivation. Players take on the role of Sakuna, a spoiled harvest goddess banished to a dangerous island with a group of outcast humans. As she explores the beautiful yet forbidding environments of the island, she will also find a home in a mountain village, proving herself worthy of her title by harvesting rice and bettering the lives of humanity.

Key Features:

▪ Refined Side-scrolling Platform Action: Using farm tools as weapons, chain together quick, heavy, and special attacks to take down demonic beasts, while mastering the magical “divine raiment” will be essential to grapple distant platforms, evade danger, and overcome powerful enemies.
▪ Detailed 3D Simulation-style Gameplay: Learn the ancient art of agriculture by following detailed steps from planting to harvesting to cultivate the perfect crop. As a harvest goddess, Sakuna’s strength grows with each successful rice crop, with attributes such as aesthetic and flavour directly correlating to her combat abilities.
▪ Creating a Home in the Wilderness: Sakuna’s mortal companions make weapons, armour, and meals for her using the materials and ingredients she gathers on her adventures, and completing quests for them will unlock even more options.
▪ A Fresh Take on Japanese Mythology: The heroine is part of a pantheon of gods and demons inspired by traditional Japanese mythology but featuring many unique twists. The story and world are filled with lovingly rendered details, some familiar and some completely original.

Developed by Edelweiss and to be published by Marvelous Europe Limited for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 in Europe and Australia, Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin will launch physically and digitally on 20th November 2020. Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin was also released digitally for Windows PC on STEAM via XSEED Games / Marvelous USA, Inc. on the 10th November 2020. This title has been rated PEGI 16, USK 12, ACB PG.

Tame the Wilderness when STORY OF SEASONS: Pioneers of Olive Town Launches on 26th March 2021 for Nintendo Switch™

The Newest Pioneering Entry in the STORY OF SEASONS franchise makes its debut on Nintendo Switch!

London, United Kingdom – 28th October 2020 – Marvelous Europe Limited are today excited to announce that STORY OF SEASONS: Pioneers of Olive Town will launch on 26th March 2021 for the Nintendo Switch. This latest entry into the beloved STORY OF SEASONS franchise will be distributed physically and digitally within the UK, Europe and Australia, and will feature English, French, German and Spanish text localisation.

STORY OF SEASONS: Pioneers of Olive Town is the first entirely new mainline entry to debut on the Nintendo Switch. Players will enjoy a new world filled with exploration, romance, and of course farming, as you work to restore your grandfather’s land to its former glory. Take time to venture into Olive Town and find romance while newly introduced features will see players embrace the farming lifestyle with more freedom than ever before. Reshape the untamed wilderness, discover new animals and crops, and personalise your new home with a level of customisation never-before-seen in the series.

Nintendo fans rejoice as viewers of today’s Nintendo Direct saw the game’s exciting unveil. More information about STORY OF SEASONS: Pioneers of Olive Town will be revealed by Marvelous Europe as the title grows closer to launch, and fans can keep their eyes on the newly launched official website: www.storyofseasons.games/olive-town

About Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town:
The brand-new entry in the STORY OF SEASONS franchise is putting down roots on the Nintendo Switch! This long-awaited entry in the original farm/life simulation offers players more freedom than ever before! Embrace the pioneer spirit to shape the untamed wilderness, discover new animals and produce, and help them flourish on your farm. Customise every inch of your new homestead to impress a new cast of marriage candidates from Olive Town, an aspiring tourist hotspot that grows and thrives along with your farm.

Key Features:

* A Wild World of Discovery: Tame the wilderness of the peninsula, discover the flora and fauna that make it their home and unearth the secrets of the world around you. Work with the land to build the farm of your dreams from the ground up. Build facilities wherever you see fit, level up your farming skills and craft everything from fences to sprinklers for crops!


* Cultivate Your Farm, Cultivate Your Town: Gather and process materials to fulfill requests and improve Olive Town’s infrastructure, upgrade tools, or commission new outfits and accessories


* Simple Mechanics, Deep Gameplay: Fledgling farmers can rest easy with the return of Seedling Mode and Normal Mode, with a new request system highlighting the fresh features while you lend a hand to the locals! Veteran players ready to create a bustling farm of their own will find all the core elements of the STORY OF SEASONS series, with new twists on classic gameplay.


* There’s Always Something Going on in Olive Town! Participate in local festivals as the town comes to life with over 200 unique events! Get to know your neighbours better and you may even find love with a special someone among them.

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin Digital Limited Edition Details Announced for PlayStation®4

Digital Pre-Orders Available Today on Nintendo eShop and PlayStation Store!

London, United Kingdom – 14th October 2020 – Marvelous Europe Limited are today excited to announce the Digital Limited Edition and Digital Pre-Order details for the upcoming Action/Simulation game developed by Edelweiss, Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin, which will launch physically and digitally within Europe and Australia on the 20th November 2020 for the Nintendo Switch™ and PlayStation 4.

Firstly the Digital Limited Edition, known as the Digital Deluxe Edition, will be available exclusively for the PlayStation 4 via the PlayStation Store, with an SRP of £44.99 / €49.99, and come packed with a whole host of digital goodies including four Exclusive PlayStation 4 themes.

Digital Deluxe Edition Contents:

▪ Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin PlayStation 4 Game
▪ Digital Soundtrack App with 42 tracks
▪ 4 Exclusive PlayStation 4 Themes
▪ PSN Avatar Set with 9 Avatars

In addition, digital pre-orders for Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin are now available on the Nintendo eShop, for Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation Store, for PlayStation 4. The standard digital edition is priced at £34.99 / €39.99. Furthermore, those who pre-order digitally on the PlayStation Store, for the PlayStation 4, will also receive access to an additional PlayStation 4 Theme. This theme is exclusive to digital pre-orders and is not included in the Digital Deluxe Edition. Finally, Marvelous Europe Limited have today confirmed that Sakuna: of Rice and Ruin will offer dual-audio support, with the games voice-over being available in English and Japanese, and in-game text localised in English.

As a reminder, the physical Collector’s Edition, known as the Golden Harvest Edition, of Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin is currently available to pre-order for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 from a selection of retailers within Europe and is also now available to pre-order from the Marvelous Games Store for £49.99 / €59.99.

Golden Harvest Edition Contents:

▪ Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin Game
▪ 132-page Artbook
▪ 3 Disc Soundtrack CD Collection
▪ Double Sided Poster
▪ Collector’s Box

A standard physical edition of Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 will also be available at selected retailers within Europe and Australia with an SRP of £34.99 / €39.99. A list of retailers stocking Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin can be found on the Marvelous Games website.

About Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin:
Developed by Edelweiss, the team behind acclaimed indie darling Astebreed, Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin combines side-scrolling action with deep crafting and rice cultivation. Players take on the role of Sakuna, a spoiled harvest goddess banished to a dangerous island with a group of outcast humans. As she explores the beautiful yet forbidding environments of the island, she will also find a home in a mountain village, proving herself worthy of her title by harvesting rice and bettering the lives of humanity.

Key Features:

▪ Refined Side-scrolling Platform Action: Using farm tools as weapons, chain together quick, heavy, and special attacks to take down demonic beasts, while mastering the magical “divine raiment” will be essential to grapple distant platforms, evade danger, and overcome powerful enemies.
▪ Detailed 3D Simulation-style Gameplay: Learn the ancient art of agriculture by following detailed steps from planting to harvesting to cultivate the perfect crop. As a harvest goddess, Sakuna’s strength grows with each successful rice crop, with attributes such as aesthetic and flavor directly correlating to her combat abilities.
▪ Creating a Home in the Wilderness: Sakuna’s mortal companions make weapons, armor, and meals for her using the materials and ingredients she gathers on her adventures, and completing quests for them will unlock even more options.
▪ A Fresh Take on Japanese Mythology: The heroine is part of a pantheon of gods and demons inspired by traditional Japanese mythology but featuring many unique twists. The story and world are filled with lovingly rendered details, some familiar and some completely original.

Developed by Edelweiss and to be published by Marvelous Europe Limited for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 in Europe and Australia, Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin will launch physically and digitally on 20th November 2020. Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin will also be released digitally for Windows PC on STEAM via XSEED Games / Marvelous USA, Inc. on the 10th November 2020. This title has been rated PEGI 16, USK 12, ACB PG.

The Stage is Set for a New Adventure; Marvelous Europe to launch Rune Factory 5 in 2021

The Curtain Rises on the First Gameplay Video and Screenshots for Popular Heart warming Simulation RPG Series

London, United Kingdom – 17th September 2020 – Marvelous Europe Limited has today announced that Rune Factory 5, the long-awaited sequel in the beloved simulation RPG series, will launch in 2021 on the Nintendo Switch™ within Europe and Australia.

Most recently, Rune Factory 4 Special released in February 2020 to high critical praise with a Metacritic score of 81. In-game footage of Rune Factory 5 was revealed for the first time in today’s Nintendo Direct Mini, showing off a brand new look at the game’s stylized and vibrant art.

About Rune Factory 5
Set off on a grand adventure in a fantasy world with the latest entry in the Rune Factory simulation RPG series. After losing their memory, the hero lands in a small town blessed by nature. There, they are recruited into a band of peacekeeping rangers, and their new life begins. In addition to their normal duties, the hero can farm the land, cast a line into the nearby river, and so much more! Team up with townsfolk to battle monsters and unleash powerful combination attacks—just one of the features new to the series. The stage is set, and the curtain rises on an exciting new adventure in Rune Factory 5!

Key Features:

▪ Tame monsters or team up with townsfolk to explore a massive world
▪ Defend the frontier and support your community as a peacekeeping ranger
▪ Unleash uniquely powerful combo attacks with your teammates
▪ Cultivate crops in the fields
▪ Find friendship, love, and family with a colourful cast of characters

Developed by Marvelous Inc. and published in Europe and Australia by Marvelous Europe Limited and in North America by XSEED Games / Marvelous USA, Inc., Rune Factory 5 is scheduled to launch in 2021 on the Nintendo Switch. The game will launch in Spring 2021 in Japan. This game has not yet been rated.

In-Development Screenshots

Kandagawa Jet Girls ‘races’ across Europe and Australia today on PlayStation®4

SENRAN KAGURA characters join the fun as Downloadable Content!

London, United Kingdom – 25th August 2020 – Marvelous Europe Limited have today announced that HONEY PARADE GAME’s fast-paced Jet Ski racing adventure Kandagawa Jet Girls is now available digitally on the PlayStation Store for the PlayStation 4 within Europe and Australia. Kandagawa Jet Girls will also be released globally on STEAM for Windows PC on the 25th August 2020 by XSEED Games / Marvelous USA, Inc.

Kandagawa Jet Girls is available to purchase digitally from the PlayStation Store as a standard digital edition at £39.99 / €49.99 and as a Digital Deluxe Edition at £49.99 / €59.99.

Kandagawa Jet Girls – Digital Deluxe Edition Contents:

Kandagawa Jet Girls PlayStation 4 Game
Kandagawa Jet Girls Digital Soundtrack App
Kandagawa Jet Girls Avatar and Theme Pack

In addition to the release of Kandagawa Jet Girls Marvelous Europe Limited are also excited to confirm that the SENRAN KAGURA Character Pass for Kandagawa Jet Girls is now available to purchase from the PlayStation Store across Europe and Australia.

Priced at £24.99 / €29.99 this Character Pass will add Asuka and Yumi, Ikaruga and Yomi, Homura and Hikage, and Murasaki and Mirai, as playable characters to the game.

SENRAN KAGURA Character Pass Contents:

● Playable Characters: Asuka and Yumi*
● Playable Characters: Ikaruga and Yomi*
● Playable Characters: Homura and Hikage*
● Playable Characters: Murasaki and Mirai*

*These Playable Character Packs will also be available to purchase individually from the PlayStation Store for £7.99 / €9.99 with each pack containing two playable characters.

Finally, a selection of additional costumes, with each priced at £2.49 / €2.99, has also been released and are now available to purchase individually for Kandagawa Jet Girls from the PlayStation Store within Europe and Australia. ● Maid Bikini (Lemon Yellow)
● Sailor Bikini (Strawberry Red)
● Bunny Costume (Carrot Orange)
● Japanese Bikini (White Tiger)
● Wedding Bikini (Aqua Blue)

The Windows PC version of Kandagawa Jet Girls, published by XSEED Games / Marvelous USA, Inc, will be available to purchase as a Standard Digital Edition and a Digital Deluxe Edition on STEAM from the 25th August 2020. The Digital Deluxe Edition on Steam includes the base game, the full soundtrack, and the Maid Bikini (Lemon Yellow) and Bunny Costume (Carrot Orange) character outfits. The Maid Bikini and Bunny Costume will also be available to purchase separately at launch. The Standard Digital Edition will be priced at £39.99 / €49.99 and the Digital Deluxe Edition will be priced at £49.99 / €59.99 on STEAM.

About Kandagawa Jet Girls:

Kandagawa Jet Girls follows the journey of Rin Namiki and Misa Aoi as they partake in the popular sporting activity known as Jet Racing. Enjoy the thrill of competitive Jet Racing combined with third-person shooter mechanics that will see you race the waterways of Tokyo in an attempt to be the best at the sport. Feeling competitive? Then test your skill offline and online with a wide-variety of modes including four fun-filled mini-games.

Key Features:
Experience the journey of Jet Racers: Enjoy the story of Rin Namiki and her new-found team-mate Misa Aoi as they learn the thrills of what it means to be a Jet Racer in this harshly competitive world. Encounter new friends, make new rivals but most of all compete to be the best Jet Racer within Japan.

Multiple Playable Characters: Seven teams, seven Jet Skis and fourteen different characters will be playable; with each Character and Jet Ski being interchangeable and selectable in offline and online gameplay modes. Choose your favourite characters and race to victory.

The Fun of Water Guns: SHOOTERS on each team can use one of many different water-based weapons including Dual Handguns, Gatling Gun, Sniper Rifle and Missile Launcher. Each weapon also has its own unique firing style and cool-down; so choose wisely.

In-Depth Customisation: Dress up your character in more than 60 outfits, and customise the Jet Ski with over 50 machine parts, to express your passion for the sport and to gain the attention of your rivals.

Mini-Games Galore: Trying to be the best at Jet Racing can be tiresome; so relax with four fun-filled mini-games that will help train the body and soul.

Ryōbi and Ryōna from SENRAN KAGURA are here: The infamous sisters Ryōbi and Ryōna will be included as playable characters in Kandagawa Jet Girls on the PlayStation 4. Published in Europe and Australia by Marvelous Europe Limited, Kandagawa Jet Girls for the PlayStation 4 is now available digitally on the PlayStation Store. Kandagawa Jet Girls will also be released digitally on STEAM for Windows PC on the 25th August 2020 by XSEED Games / Marvelous USA, Inc. This game has been rated PEGI 16, USK 16 and MA15+.