We're excited to announce that Rune Factory 5 will release globally onto Windows PC via Steam on July 13 with visual updates and new customization options for the platform.
To celebrate its upcoming arrival on a new platform, Rune Factory 5 will be available for a 15% pre-purchase discount off its standard €59.99/£49.99 price, which will decrease to a 10% launch week discount once the title releases on July 13. The ‘Digital Deluxe Edition’ featuring 13 exclusive outfits inspired by the marriage candidates of Rune Factory 4 will also be available for pre-purchase for €69.99/£59.99 with the same discounts as the standard edition.
Both English and Japanese voice tracks will be available in Rune Factory 5 along with features new to the series such as link attacks, co-op cooking, and same-sex marriage. Owners of Rune Factory 4 Special on Steam will also receive a special bonus in Rune Factory 5: in addition to outfits inspired by past protagonists Lest and Frey, fan-favorites Doug and Margaret will come live in Rigbarth as guest NPCs.
The following downloadable content will also be available for purchase at launch:
- ‘The Holy Knight and the Bibliophile Swimsuit Set + New Ranger Care Package Item Pack’ (€1.99/£1.69)
- ‘The Marionette and the Glorious Horse Swimsuit Set + New Ranger Care Package Item Pack’ (€1.99/£1.69)
- ‘The Elf and the Hidden Royal Lineage Swimsuit Set + New Ranger Care Package Item Pack’ (€1.99/£1.69)
- ‘The Young Proprietress and the Dwarf Swimsuit Set + New Ranger Care Package Item Pack’ (€1.99/£1.69)
- ‘The Resplendent Butterfly and the Priest Swimsuit Set + New Ranger Care Package Item Pack’ (€1.99/£1.69)
- ‘Famous Butlers Swimsuit Set + New Ranger Care Package Item Pack’ (€1.99/£1.69)
- ‘Rune Factory Outfits: Raguna and Mist’ (€1.99/£1.69)
- ‘Rune Factory 2 Outfits: Kyle and Mana’ (€1.99/£1.69)
- ‘Rune Factory 3 Outfits: Micah and Shara’ (€1.99/£1.69)
- ‘Rune Factory Series Outfit Set’ (€4.99/£4.29)
About Rune Factory 5
In the sleepy border town of Rigbarth, a shift is happening. Mysterious events are unfolding, affecting the runes that govern the balance between humanity and nature…
As the newest ranger for the peacekeeping organisation, SEED, protect the frontier town by rounding up rowdy monsters with your official SEED-issued spell seal. When not on a mission, work with the people of Rigbarth to help the town flourish through farming, festivals and friendships!
As the balance of peace begins to shift, however, it comes time to prove yourself. Team up with townsfolk and embark on a grand adventure to unravel the mystery befalling the land, embracing your inner-power to halt the descent into chaos.
- Fast-paced action RPG combat: Venture into the vast, vibrant wilderness with friends from Rigbarth by your side to unlock powerful and stylish link attacks that encourage teamwork and strategy.
- Forge friendships and find love: Forge friendships, fall in love and even marry the townsfolk who live and work alongside you in Rigbarth, including same-sex marriage for the first time in the series.
- Relaxing life simulation gameplay: Take time out of your adventure to enjoy the gentler pace of town life. Compete in cooking, crafting, and fishing contests or invite your sweetheart to join you for stargazing during one of Rigbarth’s many seasonal festivals.
- Fantasy farming taken to new heights: Grow a wide variety of crops in the field or on a dragon’s back and tame monsters to serve as your helpful farmhands.