Rune Factory 5 to Launch on 25th March 2022 for Nintendo Switch within Europe and Australia

Discover new bonds with Same-Sex Relationships


London, United Kingdom – 24 September 2021 – Revealed on yesterday’s Nintendo Direct, Marvelous Europe Limited are thrilled to announce that Rune Factory 5, the long-awaited sequel in the beloved simulation RPG series, will launch on 25th March 2022 for the Nintendo Switch within Europe and Australia.


As revealed in the brand new gameplay trailer, Rune Factory 5 will feature same-sex relationships. This allows players to develop relationships, and eventually marry, any of the marriage candidates as either the male or female protagonist. Same-sex relationships have been a long time requested feature within the Rune Factory franchise, and so we are ecstatic to finally reveal its inclusion within Rune Factory 5.


In Rune Factory 5 players will choose between male and female protagonists, Ares and Alice, and embark on an adventure from the town of Rigbarth in a quest to recover their lost memories and restore peace within the town, as part of the peacekeeping force known as Seed. As part of this adventure, players will be able to explore vast dungeons, defeat vicious monsters, nurture nearby farmland and develop relationships with various characters to find true peace and happiness within the town of Rigbarth.


Newcomers and fans alike will be able to experience refined action-RPG combat, with eight different weapons, including Dual Blades, Spear and Axe, available to master, alongside iconic features such as farm management, town quests and festivals. Whether you decide to fight off monsters around town, aid the townspeople with their troubles, or embrace your green thumb dreams, Rune Factory 5 will offer an adventure like no other when it launches on Nintendo Switch.


About Rune Factory 5 Set off on a grand adventure in a fantasy world with the latest entry in the Rune Factorysimulation 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 physically and digitally on 25th March 2022 on the Nintendo Switch within Europe and Australia.


You can keep up with all Rune Factory 5 news through the newly launched Rune Factory Europe Twitter channel and on the Rune Factory website.


Press Contact: Decibel-PR sam.brace@decibel-pr.com


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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