Revisit the Town of Selphia with Rune Factory 4 Special and Embrace the farming lifestyle with STORY OF SEASONS: Friends of Mineral Town on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
Two fan-favourite titles arrive on new platforms later this year
London, United Kingdom – 14th June 2021 – Marvelous Europe Limited are today excited to announce that Rune Factory 4 Special, the remastered High Definition game of the critically acclaimed RPG simulation title that was originally released onto the Nintendo 3DS™ system, and STORY OF SEASONS: Friends of Mineral Town, a High Definition remake of the 2003 GameBoy Advance game Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town, will make their PlayStation 4 and Xbox One debuts within Europe and Australia later this year.
The release of both Rune Factory 4 Special and STORY OF SEASONS: Friends of Mineral Town marks the first time that both franchises have been released onto PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms, as well as acts as a debut for Marvelous Europe Limited as a publisher on the Xbox One platform.
The excitement does not end there either, as the release of Rune Factory 4 Special on the PlayStation 4 will also mark the first time in 10 years since a Rune Factory title was released onto a PlayStation platform. The news of STORY OF SEASONS: Friends of Mineral Town announced for new platforms also accompanies the celebration of STORY OF SEASONS 25th Anniversary, which started with the release of Bokujou Monogatari on the Super Nintendo Entertainment system in 1996.
Today’s announcement from Marvelous Europe Limited not only sees lots of new milestones reached for the European publisher, but fan favourite titles being brought to new platforms. Whether you are revisiting or experiencing them for the first time, a new journey awaits on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One later this year.
Originally released onto the Nintendo Switch in February 2020, Rune Factory 4 Specialsaw the fan-favourite Nintendo 3DS title remastered with updated visuals and an enhanced user interface combined with new additions such as a more challenging ‘hell’ difficulty mode, a new newlywed mode, and dual-audio language support with updated text localisation support for French and German languages.
This PlayStation 4 and Xbox One release of Rune Factory 4 Special will feature all of the gameplay elements found in the original Nintendo Switch release, including both English and Japanese audio languages, as well as text localisation in English, French and German.
Rune Factory 4 Special will be available digitally as a standard digital edition from the PlayStation Store and Microsoft Store in Autumn 2021. Further information relating to Rune Factory 4 Special can be found on the official Marvelous Games website.
Originally released onto the Nintendo Switch in July 2020, STORY OF SEASONS: Friends of Mineral Town saw the iconic 2003 GameBoy Advance game Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town remade with modern-day visuals and expanded upon with improved controls and character engagement.
This PlayStation 4 and Xbox One release of STORY OF SEASONS: Friends of Mineral Town will feature all of the gameplay elements found in the original Nintendo Switch release, including text localisation in English, French, German and Spanish.
STORY OF SEASONS: Friends of Mineral Town will be available physically and digitally for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in Autumn 2021. Further information can be found on the official STORY OF SEASONS website.
About Rune Factory 4 Special
In this standalone story, players choose to play as a male or female hero and will encounter a diverse cast of potential suitors and other loveable townsfolk. As the newly-appointed prince or princess, royal duties are fulfilled by issuing orders to help the town prosper, or by taking a more relaxed approach to governance by raising crops and helping townsfolk. Should some dungeon adventuring be on the day’s itinerary, a vast array of weapons along with magic can be crafted or bought for battle against dangerous foes—companions or friendly monsters can also join to aid the player during their travels.
Published in Europe and Australia by Marvelous Europe Limited, Rune Factory 4 Specialwill be available for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One digitally in Autumn 2021. This game has been rated PEGI 12, USK 6 and ACB PG.
About STORY OF SEASONS: Friends of Mineral Town
Originally released for the Game Boy Advance in 2003, STORY OF SEASONS: Friends of Mineral Town is a complete remake that will let series fans revisit the charming world of Mineral Town, while also introducing it to a new generation of farmers. In this peaceful setting, players will grow crops, take care of animals, and build relationships with villagers.
Published in Europe and Australia by Marvelous Europe Limited, STORY OF SEASONS: Friends of Mineral Town will be available physically and digitally for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in Autumn 2021. This game has been rated PEGI 12, USK 0 and ACB PG.
About Marvelous Europe Founded in April 2012, Marvelous Europe Limited is the European arm of Marvelous Inc. a publicly listed entertainment company based in Tokyo. Marvelous is both a game developer and publisher with our popular PC and console titles including Story of Seasons and Rune Factory, in addition to third-party acquisitions such as Granblue Fantasy Versus and Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin.
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