Rising Star Games has announced that they have commissioned the creation of 30 pieces of bespoke character artwork. These limited edition pieces artwork will be included with copies of upcoming releases in the Harvest Moon series, Harvest Moon: Grand Bazaar and Rune Factory 3. Rising Star Games will be distributing the first set of five images with current pre-orders, with further sets available in the near future. We've got the full details below.
Veteran Harvest Moon artist Higusa Matsuyama is behind the new artwork, which consists of 30 pieces of character artwork in total (including 20 character portraits and a further ten premium pieces of artwork.) Art cards will apparently be grouped into sets of five cards, three portraits and two premium pieces, to be distributed as sets of five with orders from the series. Rising Star Games usually do their best to ensure that their published games provide a "deluxe" experience when they arrive on British shores, and I daresay this will appeal to those who like pictures of things.
The artwork within the Harvest Moon universe is extremely impressive and has a distinct style all of its own. We were incredibly pleased when Higusa Matsuyama agreed to create a bespoke collection of character artwork exclusively for the PAL market. Fans will be able to collect and share the cards, we’ve grouped the collection into sets of five and we’ll be distributing addition sets later in the year. - Martin Defries, managing director, Rising Star Games
Harvest Moon: Grand Bazaar and Rune Factory 3 will release in Q4 2011.