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A Cozy Community and World of Adventure Await in Rune Factory 3 Special, out now!

A Cozy Community and World of Adventure Await in Rune Factory 3 Special, Now Available for Nintendo Switch™ and Windows PC

Bring Peace to Humans and Monsters Alike as Shape-Shifting Protagonist Micah in the Remastered RPG/Life Sim Classic

London, U.K. — 5 September 2023 — Marvelous Europe today released Rune Factory 3 Special, an upgraded and expanded version of the classic RPG/life sim, on the Nintendo Switch™ system across Europe and Australia and Windows PC via Steam.

Watch the Launch Trailer here:

In Rune Factory 3 Special players will play as Micah, a young man who is first discovered as a sheep-like monster known as a wooly, before magically transforming into his human form overnight with no memory of his past except for his name. Now taking residence in Sharance, Micah finds himself embroiled in a longstanding conflict between the human community and a race of monsters known as the univir. With a secret of his own, he must work to build bridges between the two races while finding time to tend to his farm and build relationships with the locals. Restoring peace to the world is important work, but so is preparing for the annual bean toss festival!

As a special gift, users will receive outfits for Micah based on the protagonists of Rune Factory 4 Special and Rune Factory 5 if they have save data for each game on Nintendo Switch™ or own the game in their library on Steam, unlocking Lest’s Outfit with Rune Factory 4 Special and Ares’ Outfit with Rune Factory 5. Additionally, the “Another Episode” DLC, which features illustrated stories narrated by each of the 11 marriage candidates, will be available for free for one month after launch, after which time it will be made available as paid DLC for £4.49/ €4.99 from October 4.

Rune Factory 3 Special returns with gorgeous HD graphics and redesigned 3D character models that improve upon the original designs while retaining their unique appeal. These updated visuals are bolstered by new features including Newlywed Mode, standalone adventures unlocked after marriage to each of the game's 11 eligible bachelorettes, and a "Hell" difficulty level to challenge even veteran players!


An adventure spanning two worlds - Step into the shoes of Micah, a young man with amnesia and the mysterious ability to transform into a sheep-like monster, as he searches for a way for humans and monsters to coexist.

Thrilling action RPG combat - Master swords, spears, hammers, and even magic to take on powerful monsters. Recruit townsfolk and monsters alike to explore treacherous dungeons.

Sow the seeds of your new life - Relax after a long day of adventuring with activities including farming, fishing, and more. Discover the many varieties of Magic Seeds, which grow into strange crops that aid in your adventure in fun and exciting ways!

Find that special someone - Meet 11 lovely bachelorettes, the most in series history! Learn more about them through daily conversations and quests, fall in love, then pop the question and get married. Before you know it, you'll have a wonderful family to join in on your adventures.

Published in Europe and Australia by Marvelous Europe and in North America by XSEED Games, Rune Factory 3 Special released on the Nintendo Switch™ system and Windows PC via Steam on September 5th, 2023. This title has been rated PEGI 7.

Rune Factory 3 Special is available for physical purchase for the Nintendo Switch™ system through participating retailers at the Marvelous Europe website. The title retails for an RRP of €39.99/£34.99 for the standard edition, and an RRP of €59.99 / £49.99 for the Limited Edition bundle. This includes a 140-page A5 notebook, character stickers, Micah themed pin badges, a woven patch, an A3 poster, plus access to the in-game “Swimsuit Mode” allowing for characters to appear in their swimsuits year-round, all housed in a custom outer box featuring an original Rune Factory 3 Special illustration inspired by the game’s anime opening.

More information about Rune Factory 3 Special can be found on the official Twitter channel @RuneFactory_EU or on the Marvelous Europe website at or @marvelouseurope across Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or YouTube.


Press Contact Europe and Australia: Decibel-PR [for Marvelous Europe]

Press Contact North America: ONE PR Studio [for XSEED Games/Marvelous USA, Inc.]

About Marvelous Europe Marvelous Europe is the publisher behind Mandragora, Leximan and Cuisineer, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marvelous Inc., developer of beloved Story of Seasons and Rune Factory series.

Established in 2012, Marvelous Europe is passionate about helping games to reach a global audience while nurturing emerging developers and studios. With decades of experience and strong ties to the worldwide indie game dev community, the highly skilled European team is committed to supporting studios worldwide find success, while continuing to publish and distribute select Marvelous Inc. content.

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