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.

Experience Love, Loss and Letting Go in the Award-Winning, When the Past was Around; launching on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation and Xbox One in Mid- December

London, November 18th, 2020 — From the teams that brought cult hits Coffee Talk and A Raven Monologue, Indonesian developer Mojiken and Indie publisher, Chorus Worldwide proudly present When the Past was Around, a whimsical point-and-click puzzle game about love, loss and letting go. Prepare for your soul to be touched and your heart to be warmed When the Past was Around launches for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in mid-December.

The game offers a wordless yet profound narrative experience and features heart-wrenching moments to move players of all ages. When the Past was Around invites gamers to gather clues, solve puzzles and unravel secrets buried deep within the protagonist’s memory. Award-winning violin music accompanies you as you explore Eda’s world, as she re-traces the steps of her lost love within her memories.

When the Past was Around won the coveted Best Game Award at this year’s Gamescom Indie Arena Booth. Original music, composed by Masdito “ittou” Bachtiar, also won Best Audio at this year’s Taipei Game Show Indie Game Award.

Features:

▪ Pictures Paint a Thousand Words – Experience the game’s story not through words or dialogue, but through beautifully hand-drawn art created by talented Indonesian artist, Brigitta Rena.

▪ A Short, Sweet, Whimsical Journey – Explore a bittersweet tale between a girl and her love in disjointed rooms of memories through time.

▪ Personal and Relatable – A game about overcoming the past and finding yourself.

▪ Brain Teasing Puzzles – Solve intriguing puzzles to uncover the story.

▪ Award-Winning Music – Atmospheric violin music accompanies you from moments of peace to heart-wrenching sadness.

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!

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.

Experience love, loss and the process of letting go in the deeply moving, When the Past was Around; launching on Steam for PC today and coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and XBOX this November!

Jakarta, September 23rd, 2020 — Today is the day we have all been waiting for! Following the enthusiasm from fans of Coffee Talk and A Raven Monologue, Indonesian developers Toge Productions and Mojiken proudly present When the Past was Around, a whimsical point-and-click puzzle game about love and letting go. You can get the game now on Steam for $7.99 / £5.79 / €6.59 with an extra launch discount of 10%. Console players will have to wait a bit as it will come to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and XBOX later in November.

The game offers a silent yet profound narrative experience. Designed to wrench your heart, When the Past was Around involves gathering clues and solving puzzles to unravel secrets buried deep within one’s memory. Euphonious, heart warming music will accompany your journey in exploring the world of an aspiring violinist named Eda and her lover.

The game features:

▪ A picture speaks a thousand words – Experience the game’s story not through words nor dialogues, but through beautifully hand-drawn art created by talented Indonesian artist, Brigitta Rena.
▪ A short, sweet and whimsical journey – Explore a bittersweet tale between a girl and her lover in a surreal world consisting of disjointed rooms of memories and time.
▪ Personal and ubiquitous – A game about overcoming the past and finding the self.
▪ Solve brain-teasing puzzles – Various intriguing puzzles to solve and stories to uncover.
▪ Let the music guide you – Atmospheric violin music will accompany you from the peaceful days to the angstiest moments.

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

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin Limited Edition Details Announced for Nintendo Switch™ and PlayStation®4

Available 20th November 2020 within Europe and Australia

London, United Kingdom – 13th August 2020 – Marvelous Europe Limited is today excited to announce the Limited Edition 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.

This Limited Edition, known as Golden Harvest, will be available for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 platforms and will come with a selection of collectable content designed to satisfy any goddess. This Golden Harvest Edition will soon be available to pre-order from the Marvelous Games Store, as well as from selected retailers within Europe, and will have an SRP of £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 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 expected to stock Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin can be found on the Marvelous Games website.

About Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin:
Developed by Edelweiss, the two-man team behind acclaimed indie darling Astebreed, Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin combines side-scrolling action with deep crafting and farming simulation. 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 will also be released digitally for Windows PC on STEAM via XSEED Games / Marvelous USA, Inc. on the 10th November 2020. The title has not yet been rated.

Aardman’s multiplayer couch classic, Home Sheep Home: Farmageddon Party Edition launches in Japan and is set for Physical Launch in UK this September

London, UK, 28th July 2020 – UK based indie publisher, Greenlight Games and Aardman Animations today announce that Home Sheep Home: Farmageddon Party Edition for Nintendo Switch will launch in Japan for ¥380 on 6th August 2020. Japanese gamers can also pre-order the game at the discounted price of ¥300 from 30th July. Greenlight Games is excited to also announce a physical boxed edition will be launching in the UK on 1st September 2020 priced at £9.99.

Home Sheep Home: Farmageddon Party Edition contains all of the gameplay from the much loved previous games, remastered for console with a wealth of new features and content to play with family and friends.

New multiplayer features enable co-op support for players to work together to solve challenges and help Shaun, Shirley and Timmy find their way back to the green grass of home. Their epic adventure will take them underground, through the streets of London and deep into space. A suite of action-packed, movie-themed party games brings some extra-terrestrial chaos to the farm with a visit to the Farmageddon theme park. Family and friends can compete in a series of madcap fairground games hosted by a new character from the movie, an alien named Lu-La, who has crash-landed near Shaun’s home of Mossy Bottom Farm.

About Home Sheep Home: Farmageddon Party Edition

▪ Let’s Ewe This! – Overcome the fiendishly challenging puzzles by working as a flock with new multiplayer features, using each sheep’s unique abilities to solve challenges and shove, leap, squeeze and swim through underground tunnels, abandoned mineshafts – and even evade the guards at Buckingham Palace.
▪ All-new multiplayer Baaa-tle – A brand new suite of action-packed, Shaun the Sheep movie-themed party games bring some extra-terrestrial chaos to the farm with a visit to the Farmageddon theme park where you can compete with family and friends in a series of madcap fairground games hosted by Shaun’s new alien pal Lu-La, who has crash-landed near Mossy Bottom Farm.
▪ Lovingly Lamb-made animation – Brought to you by award-winning animation studio Aardman the game features a beautiful hand-painted and traditionally animated art style, spectacular environments and endearing character animation.

Aardman’s multiplayer couch classic, Home Sheep Home: Farmageddon Party Edition re-launches with Greenlight Games at 50% off on Nintendo e-Shop today!

Relaunches digitally in Europe, North America and Australia for Nintendo Switch, now on Greenlight Games

London, UK, 11th June 2020 – UK based indie publisher, Greenlight Games today announced a new deal with Aardman for Shaun the Sheep based Nintendo multiplayer couch classic, Home Sheep Home: Farmageddon Party Edition. Relaunching across EU, NA and Australia today,

Home Sheep Home: Farmageddon Party Edition is featured on the Nintendo eShop on sale at 50% of the original price at £4.49 / €4.99 / $4.99 / and will be featured title on device from 15th June.

Home Sheep Home: Farmageddon Party Edition contains all of the gameplay from the much loved previous games, remastered for console with a wealth of new features and content to play with family and friends.

New multiplayer features enable co-op support for players to work together to solve challenges and help Shaun, Shirley and Timmy find their way back to the green grass of home. Their epic adventure will take them underground, through the streets of London and deep into space.

A suite of action-packed, movie-themed party games brings some extra-terrestrial chaos to the farm with a visit to the Farmageddon theme park. Family and friends can compete in a series of madcap fairground games hosted by a new character from the movie, an alien named Lu-La, who has crash-landed near Shaun’s home of Mossy Bottom Farm.

About Home Sheep Home: Farmageddon Party Edition

▪ Let’s Ewe This! – Overcome the fiendishly challenging puzzles by working as a flock with new multiplayer features, using each sheep’s unique abilities to solve challenges and shove, leap, squeeze and swim through underground tunnels, abandoned mineshafts – and even evade the guards at Buckingham Palace.


▪ All-new multiplayer Baaa-tle – A brand new suite of action-packed, Shaun the Sheep movie-themed party games bring some extra-terrestrial chaos to the farm with a visit to the Farmageddon theme park where you can compete with family and friends in a series of madcap fairground games hosted by Shaun’s new alien pal Lu-La, who has crash-landed near Mossy Bottom Farm.


▪ Lovingly Lamb-made animation – Brought to you by award-winning animation studio Aardman the game features a beautiful hand-painted and traditionally animated art style, spectacular environments and endearing character animation.