Rune Factory 4 Special Launches This February on Nintendo Switch

We 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, will be released digitally and physically within Europe and Australia on the 28th February 2020.

In addition to the Release Date confirmation we can also confirm that this Nintendo Switch release of Rune Factory 4 Special will feature both English and Japanese audio languages as well as text localisation in English, French and German. 

Fans eager to own the game digitally will be able to pre-purchase Rune Factory 4 Special from the Nintendo eShop today for £32.99 / €39,99 / $59.95 AUD with pre-purchases including the Swimsuit Day DLC as a bonus.This DLC is exclusive to digital pre-purchases from the Nintendo eShop as well as the previously announced physical Archival Edition which is available to pre-order from the Marvelous Games Store.

At launch Rune Factory 4 Special will also receive the “Another Episode” DLC for FREE from the Nintendo eShop until 26th March 2020. 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. This downloadable content adds illustrated stories for all 12 marriage candidates and will be presented fully voiced in English and Japanese. 

New additions in Rune Factory 4 Special also include a more challenging “Hell” difficulty level and the highly anticipated ‘Newlywed Mode’, which introduces special episodes about living the married life with the game’s 12 eligible bachelors and bachelorettes that also feature new voices and in-game cut scenes.


Rune Factory 4 Special will be available physically as a standard edition from selected retailers, as well as digitally from the Nintendo eShop, within Europe and Australia on the 28th February 2020. A physical Limited Edition, known as the Archival Edition, will also be released on the same day and is available to pre-order exclusively from the Marvelous Games Store.


  • Why in the world can I not find ANY store that’s selling this game? I’m only finding physical copies online. What the heck???

  • What is the point of buying a digital copy if I can’t play the game on release day. Some people bought the archival edition with a sound track, photo book, directions, etc… got their games days ago and are playing and we still can’t play even on release day. Come on Nintendo you can do better than this. Making me think twice about ordering digital again.


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