Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin Reaps an Abundant Harvest with 500,000 Copies Sold Across Multiple Platforms

Available Now on PlayStation®4 , Nintendo Switch™ and Windows PC via Steam

London, United Kingdom – 25th November 2020 – Marvelous Europe Limited, in conjunction with XSEED Games, the independent-minded publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., and Marvelous Inc., have today announced that Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin has sold over 500,000 copies globally. The game’s performance at launch is one of the bestsellers for the company, and the celebrated success reflects digital sales and sell-in figures for a retail product which is largely sold out.

The action-platformer and rice cultivation title from indie developer Edelweiss launched in North America on 10th November 2020, in Japan on 12th November 2020, and in Europe on 20th November 2020 for the PlayStation 4 , Nintendo Switch, and Windows PC via Steam.

“We’ve known that Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin was a special game and would have broad appeal since our first meeting with Edelweiss,” said Kenji Hosoi, Executive Vice President at XSEED Games, “The game has been in development for many years, and we’re beyond excited at the reception it has received globally from critics and consumers alike. Thank you to everyone who has accompanied Sakuna and her companions on their journey!”

Developed by Edelweiss and published by Marvelous Europe Limited for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 in Europe and Australia, Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin launched 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.

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin is available physically 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. A physical Collector’s Edition, known as the Golden Harvest Edition, is available to order from selected retailers across Europe and on the Marvelous Games Store for £49.99 / €59.99. The title has been rated PEGI 16, USK 12, and ACB PG.

For more information about the game, please visit www.sakunaofriceandruin.com.

No More Heroes and No More Heroes 2 launching on Switch today!

No More Heroes:
£17.99 / €19.99 / $29.95 AUD
10% Launch Discount (until 15th November 2020)
Nintendo eShop link: https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Nintendo-Switch-download-software/No-More-Heroes-1864478.html

About:
After being ranked #11 in the United Assassins Association, Travis Touchdown puts his trusty beam katana to the test as he faces off against the world’s top 10 assassins in deadly battle.

It’s a long way to the top, but this all-American otaku won’t stop until he’s the #1 assassin, baby!

Key Features:
• Burn rubber through the coastal city of Santa Destroy on Travis’ motorbike, the Schpeltiger!
• Unlock a devastating arsenal of pro-wrestling moves—from Power Bombs to Brain Busters.
• Unleash the powerful Dark Side to mow down the competition and show ’em who’s boss!

No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle:
£17.99 / €19.99 / $29.95 AUD
10% Launch Discount (until 15th November 2020)
Nintendo eShop link: https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Nintendo-Switch-download-software/No-More-Heroes-2-Desperate-Struggle-1864684.html

About:
Three years after Travis Touchdown was ranked #1 by the United Assassins Association, he finds himself falling down the ranks to #51. To make things worse, another assassin—Skelter Helter—swears revenge against Travis for the death of his brother.
Fueled by his own desires and a thirst for vengeance, the ultimate otaku assassin unsheathes his beam katana once again and plunges headfirst into an all-new battle!

Key Features:
• Dual-wield beam katanas as Travis Touchdown to dial the hack-and-slash insanity up to 11!
• Jump through combat as the agile Shinobu or leave foes in the dust as Travis’ brother, Henry.
• Experience a blast from the past by playing 8-bit minigames to earn money and power up!

Ys: Memories of Celceta To Release This June on PlayStation®4

Digital Deluxe Edition To Be Released on PlayStation Store within Europe and Australia.

London, United Kingdom – 30th April 2020 – Marvelous Europe are today excited to confirm that the high definition remaster of the action RPG Ys: Memories of Celceta will be released physically and digitally within Europe, and digitally within Australia, on 19th June 2020 for the PlayStation 4.

Developed by Nihon Falcom as part of their long-running Ys series, and originally released for PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system, this PlayStation 4 remaster of Ys: Memories of Celceta will support 60 FPS with full HD graphics and optimized controls to reproduce the touch screen functions of the “PS Vita” version. This PlayStation 4 version will also support dual audio, allowing the game to be played with English voices or the original Japanese, with text localised in English.

In addition to the release date, Marvelous Europe has also provided clarity on the European and Australian release of Ys: Memories of Celceta, including confirmation of a Digital Deluxe Edition from the PlayStation Store.

Ys: Memories of Celceta will be available physically as a standard edition release from selective retailers within Europe with an SRP of £24.99 / €29.99. A list of expected retailers can be found on the official Marvelous Games website.

Ys: Memories of Celceta will also be available digitally from the PlayStation Store within Europe and Australia as both a Standard Digital Edition and a Digital Deluxe Edition, with the Digital Deluxe Edition containing a host of memorable content including an exclusive PlayStation 4 theme.

Ys: Memories of Celceta – Digital Deluxe Edition Contents:

▪ Ys: Memories of Celceta PlayStation 4 Game
▪ Ys Musical Selections: Past and Present Digital Soundtrack App
▪ Ys: Memories of Celceta PlayStation 4 Theme

Both digital editions of Ys: Memories of Celceta will be available to purchase and download from the PlayStation Store on the games release date of 19th June 2020. The standard digital edition is expected to be listed at £24.99 / €29.99 with the Digital Deluxe Edition listed at £34.99 / €39.99. Exact pricing for each region will be finalised once listed on the PlayStation Store.

About Ys: Memories of Celceta:

Knowing nothing but his name, Adol Christin awakens to find himself in the town of Casnan—a bustling frontier village at the edge of an endless sea of trees and untamed wilderness. Bereft of past and purpose, he is left to wander the town until a mysterious information dealer named Duren who claims to know him joins Adol on a sudden mission to rid the local mine of monsters.

This unexpected quest reawakens Adol’s instincts as an accomplished swordsman, and their exploits quickly attract the attention of Griselda, a Romun Army general stationed in the town. Impressed with their skills, she enlists the pair to assist in mapping the Great Forest of Celceta – a task which many have attempted but none have ever returned from.

Far from the frontier’s edge, Adol and Duren must brave the dangers of Celceta while constantly keeping watch for any clues that may help Adol recover his lost memories. More importantly, Adol must use his best judgment to decide who he can trust and who is using his memory loss in order to deceive him…

Ys: Memories of Celceta is being developed by Nihon Falcom and published by Marvelous Europe Limited for the PlayStation 4 within Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Ys: Memories of Celceta is also being published in North America by XSEED Games. This game has been rated PEGI 12, USK 12 and ACB PG.

Rune Factory 4 Special Now Available on Nintendo Switch™

Available Physically and Digitally within Europe and Australia

London, United Kingdom – 28th February 2020 – Marvelous Europe Limited are today excited to announce that Rune Factory 4 Special, the High Definition remastered Nintendo Switch game of the critically acclaimed RPG simulation title that was previously released onto the Nintendo 3DS, is now available digitally and physically within Europe and Australia.

As previously announced Rune Factory 4 Special will feature both English and Japanese audio languages as well as text localisation in English, French and German. In addition to the release of Rune Factory 4 Special the “Another Episode” DLC, which contains 12 new storybook-style episodes narrated by the game’s marriage candidates, is now available to download from the Nintendo eShop for FREE for four weeks. Once this promotional period has ended the “Another Episode” DLC will then be made available to purchase from the Nintendo eShop for £4.49 /€4,99 / $7.50 AUD.

Those looking to commemorate the release of Rune Factory 4 Special can also purchase the definitive version of the critically acclaimed title, known as Rune Factory 4 Special – Archival Edition, from the Marvelous Games store. This edition will contain a variety of memorable content, including an art book commemorating the work on the entire Rune Factory series, as well as a soundtrack CD consisting of 36 tracks.

Rune Factory 4 Special Archival Edition Contents:

▪ Physical copy of Rune Factory 4 Special for Nintendo Switch
▪ 160-page A5 sized art book featuring the works of Minako Iwasaki with an original cover illustration.
▪ Official soundtrack CD consisting of 33 tracks from the original release, plus 3 new tracks
▪ ‘Swimsuit Day’ DLC that adds an option to have characters appear in their swimsuits
▪ Premium custom box with an original illustration by Minako Iwasaki
▪ Published in Europe and Australia by Marvelous Europe Limited, Rune Factory 4 Special

Archival Edition’ for Nintendo Switch is available to purchase from the Marvelous Games Store, while the standard edition is now available physically at selected retailers and digitally from the Nintendo eShop. This game has been rated PEGI 12, USK 6 and PG.

About Rune Factory 4 Special
The curtain rises on a beautiful sunny day, as the hero tumbles from the heavens… After being saved by the dragon Ventuswill, the hero comes to live in the local castle as a newly designated ruler and begins life anew while developing the town, making difficult decisions, and cultivating the soil. While exploring a nearby forest, the hero encounters and defeats a monstrous butterfly. Left in the fallen monster’s place is a mysterious young girl. Seeking the answers as to why, the hero’s search for the truth will lead to a grand adventure that will shake the very foundations of their world…and draw them closer to the secret buried in their own lost memories.

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 ‘Archival Edition’ for Nintendo Switch is available to purchase from the Marvelous Games Store, while the standard edition is now available physically at selected retailers and digitally from the Nintendo eShop. This game has been rated PEGI 12, USK 6 and PG.

Enroll for Survival when DEAD OR SCHOOL Launches on PlayStation®4 and Nintendo Switch™ in 2020

To be released Physically and Digitally within Europe and Digitally within North America

London, United Kingdom – 13th February 2020 – Marvelous Europe is today excited to announce that DEAD OR SCHOOL, a fast-paced, side-scrolling adventure from Studio Nanafushi is coming to the West on 13th March 2020 for both Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. This 2.5 D zombie-infested adventure will be released in North America and Europe.

Join Hisako’s fight for survival against the zombie infestation overrunning Tokyo and defend her right to a normal school life in this fast-paced 2.5 D adventure for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. Forced into isolation underground by the zombie apocalypse, Hisako has little understanding of the world above, but after Hisako’s grandmother reveals stories of a perfect childhood above ground, and hands over her old high school uniform, Hisako is Inspired to fight back against the mutant hordes to rediscover the world above ground and claim her dream of becoming a normal high school girl.

Travel across Tokyo visiting iconic locations such as Shinjuku, Asakusa, Akihabara and Roppongi using the subway system while defeating hordes of the undead at each location in both close and ranged combat. Hisako’s weapons and abilities can also be upgraded for even more destructive force while hidden collectables will reveal more about the truth behind the zombie apocalypse. Will Hisako be able to find salvation at SCHOOL, or is the world just DEAD? Find out in DEAD OR SCHOOL!

DEAD OR SCHOOL will launch on 13th March 2020 for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 within Europe and North America.

ABOUT DEAD OR SCHOOL:

Originally released on STEAM back in 2018, and previously released in Japan onto the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 in 2019, DEAD OR SCHOOL: takes place in a post-apocalyptic Tokyo where humans live in isolation underground in fear of the Zombie infestation above ground. After hearing stories of high school life above ground from her grandmother, our protagonist, Hisako, dreams of experiencing this mysterious and energetic lifestyle for herself; wearing her grandmother’s old school uniform Hisako ventures into the zombie-infested Tokyo in order to reclaim the city and go to school.

As part of this adventure for a modern-day high school life, Hisako travels across Tokyo using the subway system with each mission being located at a familiar location in Tokyo. Players will travel through and explore locations such as Shinjuku, Asakusa, Akihabara and Roppongi as they attempt to defeat the zombie infestation overthrowing the city. To aid Hisako’s quest, players will also be able to upgrade Hisako’s weapons and skill sets as well as unlock entirely new weapons that will make sure the dead stay dead.

Key Features:

▪ Explore Tokyo in a fast-paced 2.5D adventure: Take control of Hisako and explore different areas of Tokyo through the underground subway system while defeating hordes of different zombies and huge bosses.


▪ Slice and Shoot to Salvation: Engage enemies with close-range sword attacks and long-range weapon attacks which can be combined to create deadly combination attacks on the undead army roaming the city.


▪ Upgrade and Customise your load out: Enhance Hisako’s abilities using money and experience gained during combat with new weapons and skills.


▪ Animated cut-scenes with Japanese voice-over: Enjoy cinematic animated cut-scenes with full Japanese voice over.

DEAD OR SCHOOL: is planned for a 13th March 2020 release on the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 in North America and Europe. Further release details and availability will be confirmed at a later date. DEAD OR SCHOOL: is rated PEGI 16, USK 16, MA+15 and ESRB M.

Granblue Fantasy: Versus to contain English and Japanese Voice-Over and New Character Pass Details Confirmed

Available Q1 2020 within Europe and Australia for the PlayStation®4

London, United Kingdom – 4th February 2020 – Marvelous Europe are today excited to unveil further details surrounding the European release of the hotly anticipated fighting game, Granblue Fantasy: Versus, as well as confirm post-launch downloadable content plans.

Planned for a Q1 2020 release, Granblue Fantasy: Versus on the PlayStation®4 will launch with English and Japanese voice-over and feature English, French, German and Spanish text localisation across all game play modes; including the original story found within RPG mode.

In addition to the confirmed language options available within Granblue Fantasy: Versus, Marvelous Europe has also revealed details for post-launch DLC content. As previously announced at Granblue Fes 2019 in Japan, Granblue Fantasy: Versus will feature two Character Passes, with each adding a diverse line-up of characters from the Granblue Fantasy franchise.

The first Character Pass, entitled Character Pass 1, will add four additional characters to the base game as well as grant immediate access to the mysterious “hooded figure”, otherwise known as Chaos Bringer, who has also been revealed as the final boss within RPG mode. This mysterious character can also be unlocked upon completion of the RPG mode.

Character Pass 1 Details:

▪ Chaos Bringer: One of the Astrals who invaded the Sky Realm thousands of years ago, long before the War broke out. Chaos Bringer was sealed away in Pandemonium until the fallen angel Belial released him from his forced slumber. Obsessed with becoming the supreme being, he wields a substance capable of slaying immortals—chaos matter.

And at his beck and call is Avatar, the manifestation of destruction. Sky Realm, Astral Realm, Crimson Horizon—his hands will mold these realms into one so that he may stand above all in creation.


▪ Narmaya Fightstyle: With Narmaya, players can switch between two different stances—Dawnfly and Freeflutter— each of which allows her to use different skills, for a highly technical fighting style.


▪ Soriz Fightstyle: An excellent swarmer. His skills will be enhanced by activating his super skybound art. (Super skybound art is a super move that can be activated when the charge gauge is full, and HP is 30% or lower).


▪ Djeeta Fightstyle: Like Gran, Djeeta offers a simple, well-rounded play style.
▪ Fifth Character: To Be Announced during Granblue Fantasy 6th Birthday live-stream in March 2020.

Details surrounding the Second Character Pass will be revealed at a later date by Cygames; but we can confirm that Belial will be made available as a playable character within this second Character Pass content.

Trailer in Japanese.

Finally, we are also happy to confirm that serial codes accessible within Granblue Fantasy: Versus will grant special bonuses in the original Granblue Fantasy game on mobile and web browser. The newly announced bonuses are as follows:

▪ Clear RPG mode to get 5,000 crystals.
▪ Clear RPG mode on Hard difficulty to get the Vyrn Suit outfit for the main character.

*Players who already have this outfit will get 3,000 crystals instead.

Additionally, those who have purchased the DLC characters within Granblue Fantasy: Versus will also receive access to the following respective bonuses:

▪ Chaos Bringer: Obtain one weapon not yet released in Granblue Fantasy early*
▪ Narmaya: Special Narmaya outfit
▪ Soriz: Special Soriz outfit
▪ Djeeta: Special class outfit for the main character

The physical standard edition of Granblue Fantasy: Versus is now available pre-order from selected retailers within Europe while the physical Premium Edition soon be made available to pre-order exclusively from the Marvelous Games Store for £59.99.

The previously announced digital editions of Granblue Fantasy: Versus, known as the Character Pass Set and Digital Deluxe Edition, will be available from the games European launch day. Further pricing details and availability will be confirmed at a later date. Granblue Fantasy: Versus has been rated PEGI 12, USK 12 and PG.