Revealed on yesterday’s Nintendo Direct, Marvelous Europe Limited are thrilled to announce that Rune Factory 5, the long-awaited sequel in the beloved simulation RPG series, will launch on 25th March 2022 for the Nintendo Switch within Europe and Australia.
As revealed in the brand new gameplay trailer, Rune Factory 5 will feature same-sex relationships. This allows players to develop relationships, and eventually marry, any of the marriage candidates as either the male or female protagonist.
Same-sex relationships have been a long time requested feature within the Rune Factory franchise, and so we are ecstatic to finally reveal its inclusion within Rune Factory 5.
In Rune Factory 5 players will choose between male and female protagonists, Ares and Alice, and embark on an adventure from the town of Rigbarth in a quest to recover their lost memories ,and restore peace within the town, as part of the peace keeping force known as Seed.
As part of this adventure players will be able to explore vast dungeons, defeat vicious monsters, nurture nearby farmland and develop relationships with various characters to find true peace and happiness within the town of Rigbarth.
Newcomers and fans alike will be able to experience refined action-RPG combat, with eight different weapons, including Dual Blades, Spear and Axe, available to master, alongside iconic features such as farm management, town quests and festivals.
Whether you decide to fight off monsters around town, aid the townspeople with their troubles, or embrace your greenthumb dreams, Rune Factory 5 will offer an adventure like no-other when it launches on Nintendo Switch.
About Rune Factory 5
Set off on a grand adventure in a fantasy world with the latest entry in the Rune Factory simulation RPG series. After losing their memory, the hero lands in a small town blessed by nature. There, they are recruited into a band of peacekeeping rangers, and their new life begins. In addition to their normal duties, the hero can farm the land, cast a line into the nearby river, and so much more! Team up with townsfolk to battle monsters and unleash powerful combination attacks—just one of the features new to the series. The stage is set, and the curtain rises on an exciting new adventure in Rune Factory 5!
- Tame monsters or team up with townsfolk to explore a massive world
- Defend the frontier and support your community as a peacekeeping ranger
- Unleash uniquely powerful combo attacks with your teammates
- Cultivate crops in the fields
- Find friendship, love, and family with a colorful cast of characters