The Stage is Set for a New Adventure; Marvelous Europe to launch Rune Factory 5 in 2021

Marvelous Europe Limited have today announced that Rune Factory 5, the long-awaited sequel in the beloved simulation RPG series, will launch in 2021 on the Nintendo Switch™ within Europe and Australia.

In-Development Screenshot

Most recently, Rune Factory 4 Special released in February 2020 to high critical praise with a Metacritic score of 81. In-game footage of Rune Factory 5 was revealed for the first time in today’s Nintendo Direct Mini, showing off a brand new look at the game’s stylized and vibrant art.

The new trailer released in Nintendo Direct mini showing gameplay can be viewed below:

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!

Key Features:

  • 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 colourful cast of characters

Developed by Marvelous Inc. and published in Europe and Australia by Marvelous Europe Limited and in North America by XSEED Games / Marvelous USA, Inc., Rune Factory 5 is scheduled to launch in 2021 on the Nintendo Switch. The game will launch in Spring 2021 in Japan. This game has not yet been rated.


  • Please, please let us have gay marriage this time. There’s no reason not to. Times have changed, people are more accepting and even Story of Seasons let’s you marry the same gender now.

    There’s far more indie games similar to Rune Factory that allow it and you’ll only hurt the franchise if it doesn’t change with the times and become more inclusive of its audience. There’s absolutely no reason to gender lock marriage. It’s far more work to write all that rejection dialog.

    While I’m at it, let us marry the ridiculously attractive single Mom’s and give us the option to be step parents next time. That would be a super cool twist. The bachelorettes this time all seem too cutesy for me, but I would have loved the option to marry Misasagi.

    Anyway, gay marriage is the most important change the franchise really needs to make at this point :/

  • Please implement all-inclusive marriage!! The option would be great

  • super excited for this game!! i’m really hoping you guys implemented same-sex marriage options for this game finally. been waiting for forever for that!!

    Fallon Perry
  • I hope they let us have more than one kid. It felt weird in 4 when your kid was the only one in town.

  • As a fan of Rune Factory, I have all the games so I obviously am going to buy this one too, looking forward to this one cause it reminds me of Tides of Destiny which is my favorite of the series.

    Paulo Junior

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