London, United Kingdom – 13th January 2022.
Marvelous Europe today revealed a new “Rune Factory 5” trailer and announced that pre-orders for all digital and physical versions are now live.
A new chapter begins this March 25th as Rigbarth opens to all adventurers! Combining farming and family life with monster battling, Rune Factory 5 is the latest adventure in the critically acclaimed Rune Factory series to weave an epic story that’s accessible to new players and series veterans alike.
The Rune Factory 5 Digital Deluxe edition will retail for £59.99/€69.99 and include a digital copy of the game alongside The Rune Factory 4 Marriage Candidates Outfits Set. Additionally, anyone pre-ordering either the Digital or the Digital Deluxe Edition via the Nintendo eShop will receive The Holy Knight and the Bibliophile Swimsuit Set, based on Forte and Kiel’s beach outfits from Rune Factory 4, as well as the New Ranger Care Package Item Pack.
Physical pre-orders are also currently open for the Rune Factory 5 Standard and Limited Editions. At participating retailers, with purchase of either Edition, fans will receive an adorable Wooly Plush Bag Tag as a pre-order bonus. This Wooly Plush is inspired by the iconic, and beloved, Wooly character from the Rune Factory franchise and will only be available with pre-orders while supplies last at participating retailers across Europe and Australia. In the UK the Wooly Plush Bag Tag will be exclusive to pre-orders at GAME.
The physical Limited Edition of Rune Factory 5 will have an RRP of £64.99 / €79,99 and contain a physical copy of the game alongside a glorious Steelbook case, a soft back art book featuring artwork from the game, and the “Melodies of Norad” soundtrack CD consisting of music from the Rune Factory franchise. Additionally, the Limited Edition will contain in-game content in the form of The Rune Factory 4 Marriage Candidates Outfits Set. Further details will be available through the Rune Factory website, Rune Factory Europe Twitter channel, and on the Marvelous Games website.
About Rune Factory 5
In the sleepy border town of Rigbarth, a shift is happening. Mysterious events are unfolding, affecting the runes that govern the balance between humanity and nature…
As the newest recruit for the peacekeeping organisation, SEED, you play an important role in maintaining harmony in the threatened Norad Kingdom. With no memories of your past and with little to show for your experience, you must earn your stripes. Work with the people of Rigbarth to help the town flourish, forging friendships and making your mark as you go.
As the balance of peace begins to shift, it’s time to prove yourself. With your new friends from Rigbarth at your side, set off on a grand adventure in this fantasy world to unravel the mystery befalling the land, embracing your inner power to halt the descent into chaos.
● Fast-paced action RPG combat: Venture into the vast, vibrant wilderness with friends from Rigbarth by your side to unlock powerful and stylish link attacks that encourage teamwork and strategy.
● Forge friendships and find love: Forge friendships, fall in love and even marry the townsfolk who live and work alongside you in Rigbarth, including same-sex marriage for the first time in the series.
● Relaxing life simulation gameplay: Take time out of your adventure to enjoy the gentler pace of town life. Compete in cooking, crafting, and fishing contests or invite your sweetheart to join you for stargazing during one of Rigbarth’s many seasonal festivals.
● Fantasy farming taken to new heights: Grow a wide variety of crops in the field or on a dragon’s back and tame monsters to serve as your helpful farmhands.
Developed by Marvelous Inc. and published in Europe and Australia by Marvelous Europe Limited, Rune Factory 5 is scheduled to launch physically and digitally on 25th March 2022 on the Nintendo Switch. This game has been rated PEGI 12.
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 having released 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.
For more information about Marvelous Europe products, please visit www.marvelousgames.com.
Jonas “O.J” Ek
The Gaming Ground
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