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Rune Factory 3 Special Launch Date Annonced - 5th September 2023!

Settle down in an idyllic fantasy town in Rune Factory 3 Special Launching 5th September 2023 on Nintendo Switch™ and PC

Marvelous Europe Announces Limited Edition and Launches Digital Pre-Orders for Expanded Version of Classic RPG/Life Sim

London, United Kingdom – 9 March, 2023 – Marvelous Europe today announced that Rune Factory 3 Special, an expanded remake of the classic entry in the long-running fantasy life-sim series, will release on September 5th 2023 on the Nintendo Switch™ system and Windows PC via Steam across Europe and Australia.

Rune Factory 3 Special is available for physical pre-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.

Pre-orders are also open for the standard and Digital Deluxe editions via the Nintendo Switch™ system, priced at €39.99/£34.99 and €49.99/£44.99 respectively. The Digital Deluxe edition includes the exclusive “Swimsuit Mode” which unlocks summer bathing outfits for Micah and all marriage candidates all year-round. Pre-ordering before the launch date will also grant Ryker’s outfit (Rune Factory 5) for use with Micah.

PC users can also wishlist the title via Steam starting today from here.

In Rune Factory 3 Special players take on the role of Micah, a young man with the power to turn into a golden sheep-like monster known as a wooly. Rescued by a young woman after falling headfirst into the provincial town of Sharance, Micah awakens with no memories of his past and soon finds himself embroiled in a longstanding conflict between humans and monsters. Micah must work to build bridges between the races to restore peace, all while uncovering a shocking secret of his own.

Featuring brand new content including Newlywed Mode, a set of standalone adventures unlocked after marriage to each of the game's 11 eligible bachelorettes and a "Hell" difficulty level to challenge even veteran players!

Whether it's a first visit or a return to Sharance after a long time away, players can experience the unforgettable story of Rune Factory 3 with improved graphics and redesigned 3D character models.

Published in Europe and Australia by Marvelous Europe and in North America by XSEED Games, Rune Factory 3 Special is scheduled for release on the Nintendo Switch™ system and Windows PC via Steam on September 5th, 2023. This title has been rated PEGI 7, USK 6 and PG on the ACB rating system.

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.


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About Marvelous Europe Marvelous Europe is the publisher behind Mandragora, Nova Antarctica and Ninja or Die, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marvelous Inc., developer of beloved Story of Seasons (known as Harvest Moon prior to 2013) 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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