As previously announced, Nippon Ichi Software is working on a third installment of Rhapsody (known as Marl Oukoku no Ningyouhime in Japan). Tenshi no Present: Marl Oukoku Monogatari (The Angel's Present: Story of Marl Kingdom) is to be a Playstation 2 game, and the first 3D game of the series. It will be a side story to Little Princess: Marl Oukoku no Ningyouhime 2 and clear up certain things about the characters of the series. Of course the song scenes will be present again, in an enhanced form!
The Angel's Present: Story of Marl Kingdom is scheduled for a December 2000 release. The regular edition will retail for 5,800, while a limited edition will be available for 8,800 yen. Until then, you can check out an animated GIF, a screen shot and a wallpaper design from the game.
On other Rhapsody-related news, the re-release of the second game, Little Princess +1, will become available on October 26th for 3,800 yen. Just like Marl Oukoku no Ningyouhime +1, Little Princess +1 will come with a bonus CD containing a "music corner" with the game's 55 music tracks, an "illustration corner" with 67 illustrations, and preview artwork for The Angel's Present. Also, some events will be added to the later part of the game and the controls will be improved with Dual Shock support.
August 30th, 2000