Introducing the Rune Factory 4 Special 'Archival Edition' for Nintendo Switch

We are today excited to announce the European Limited Edition details of Rune Factory 4 Special, which is of course the High Definition remastered Nintendo Switch game of the critically acclaimed RPG simulation title that was previously released onto the Nintendo 3DS.

Known as the ‘Archival Edition’ and exclusively available to pre-order soon from the Marvelous Games Store, this limited edition will be presented in a beautifully crafted collector’s box, featuring artwork from the game’s character designer, Minako Iwasaki.

This 'Archival 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 original illustration by Minako Iwasaki

A standard edition of Rune Factory 4 Special will also be available physically from selected retailers within Europe and Australia, as well as digitally from the Nintendo eShop when it releases this Winter.

Rune Factory 4 Special marks the return of the beloved entry in the popular STORY OF SEASONS spin off series that combines farming with dungeon adventuring.

The original game on Nintendo 3DS™ system, which has over 300,000 copies sold in North America and Europe, makes its debut on Nintendo Switch in HD bringing the joys of growing crops, raising monsters, and building friendships in an epic fantasy world to players old and new, while seasoned explorers will be delighted to discover features such as a brand new opening movie and the challenging “Hell” difficulty level.

Other farm-fresh features include ‘Newlywed Mode’, which introduces special episodes about living the married life with the game’s 12 eligible bachelors and bachelorettes featuring new voices and in-game cut scenes.

Rune Factory 4 Special is currently in development for the Nintendo Switch and is planned to release physically and digitally, with the Archival Edition exclusive to the Marvelous Games Store, this Winter. Further release details will be announced at a later date.


  • @Sora: It says in the Text that it’ll be up for pre-order soon. On the US Store you can already pre-order it for 60$. So i’m sure it won’t be much longer since it’s available here as well! :)

  • This is great news!

    Do we know when it’ll be available to purchase in your store as it is not there yet.

  • @Mario-Eve Martineau:

    I think for Canada you’ve to go to the official XSeed Shop and preorder it there:

    @Augusto: In the official Trailer for US/EU and at the End of this Article it says “This Winter”. So that should be at some point between December and March. :)

    @Kind Regards:
    If you check the “About” Category on this Shop, it says “overseeing operations for all European territories as well as South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East.” So i guess yes?

    @Marvelous Games:
    OMG OMG OMG! Whom do i’ve to thank for this? Where can i send my eternal regards to for this absolutely wonderful gift? I really had very little hope that the Special Edition would make it outside of Japan, but here we’re, full force, announcing the Special Edition of my absolute favorite Rune Factory Game for US and EU too! Just Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! You just made one German Fan-Girl EXTREMELY happy! ♥

  • I would also like to know if shipping to Canada will be available.

    Marie-Eve Martineau
  • Hello there! Any news on the release date, please? :-(


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