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Meet Sharance’s Eligible Bachelorettes in the Latest Video for Rune Factory 3 Special

Meet Sharance’s Eligible Bachelorettes in the Latest Video for Rune Factory 3 Special, Releasing on PC and Nintendo Switch™ Sept. 5

Marvelous Europe today shared a new video for Rune Factory 3 Special, a remastered and expanded version of the classic RPG/Life Sim set to release on the Nintendo Switch™ system and Windows PC via Steam on Sept. 5.

Today’s video introduces the 11 bachelorettes that protagonist Micah will encounter in his daily life – at least when he’s not tending to his farm or exploring dangerous dungeons. Rune Factory 3 Special features a legendary cast of marriageable ladies including Shara, a kindhearted young woman with a powerful sense of justice; Sofia, an heiress who always says exactly the opposite of what she means; and Raven, a prickly blacksmith’s assistant who doesn’t like small talk – or any talk at all.

Watch the video 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.

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 also includes “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.

More information about Rune Factory 3 Special can be found on the official Twitter channel @RuneFactory 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.]

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