Marvelous has taken to Twitter to reveal details on the supported languages in Rune Factory 4 Special. The game iw going to include English, French & German text localisation, and will also have English audio. Also, if you haven't done so already, you can preorder the Archival Edition right here.
Marvelous has shared some new info on the development of Rune Factory 5. We've learned that the game's “world view”, protagonist, and scenery have been finalized. On to p of that, two characters from Rune Factory 4 Special will appear as special guests, but they didn't reveal who those characters were.
On top of that, we got confirmation of Rune Factory 4 Special's release date in Hong Kong and Taiwan. This version, which includes Chinese support, will see launch on December 5th, 2019. It will include the “Another Episode” paid DLC story and free DLC on the Game Card.
Torrance, Calif. – September 9, 2019 – XSEED Games, the independent-minded publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., today announced a retail limited edition of Rune Factory 4 Special, the remastered version of the critically acclaimed RPG simulation title coming to the Nintendo Switch™ system later this winter in North America. This ‘Archival Edition’ will be available for preorder soon for an MSRP of $59.99 at the XSEED Games Store and other participating retailers, while a physical standalone edition will also be offered for an MSRP of $39.99.
Rune Factory 4 Special ’Archival Edition’ is a beautifully crafted collection including an art book commemorating the work on the entire Rune Factory series by character designer Minako Iwasaki, as well as new illustrations for the premium box and art book cover by the artist. Full contents include:
Physical copy of Rune Factory 4 Special for Nintendo Switch
160-page art book measuring 5.8” x 8.2” featuring the works of Minako Iwasaki from Rune Factory 1 through 4, Rune Factory: Frontier, and Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny
Official soundtrack CD consisting of 33 tracks from the original release, plus 3 new tracks
‘Swimsuit Day’ DLC that adds an option to have characters appear in their swimsuits
Premium custom box with original illustration by Minako Iwasaki
Rune Factory 4 Special marks the return of the beloved entry in the popular STORY OF SEASONS spinoff series that combines farming with dungeon adventuring. The original game on the Nintendo 3DS™ system, which has sold over 300,000 copies in North America and Europe, makes its debut on Nintendo Switch in HD bringing the joys of growing crops, raising monsters, and building friendships in an epic fantasy world to players old and new, while seasoned explorers will be delighted to discover features such as a brand new opening movie and the challenging “Hell” difficulty level. Other farm-fresh features include ‘Newlywed Mode’, which introduces special episodes about living the married life with the game’s 12 eligible bachelors and bachelorettes featuring new voices and in-game cutscenes.
Tunbridge Wells, England – 1st August 2019 – Marvelous Europe, in partnership with XSEED Games / Marvelous USA, Inc., have today announced an exciting and diverse line-up of titles that will be published in Europe and Australia for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 within the next year.
This exceptional release line-up includes remastered fan-favourite Rune Factory 4 Special, enhanced indie insanity with Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes Complete Edition, a reimagined retro classic in the form of BurgerTime Party!, and exhilarating new franchises Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin, Heroland and Granblue Fantasy: Versus.
In addition to this expansive line-up of titles Marvelous Europe are also excited to confirm that Granblue Fantasy: Versus will be playable at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany, which is open to the public between the 20th and 24th August 2019, on the PlayStation booth in Hall 7. In addition to the current roster, the newly announced character, Percival, will be playable in this demo.
Further information on each of these titles can be found below:
Rune Factory 4 Special (Nintendo Switch – RPG Simulation)
Experience the world-famous fantasy farming adventure like never before, with gorgeous HD graphics in fully remastered form.
The joys of growing crops, catching fish, and raising monsters await players old and new, while seasoned explorers will be delighted to discover an updated opening movie. Other farm-fresh features include Newlywed mode, which introduces special episodes about living the married life and new in-game cutscenes.
Additionally, an even higher difficulty mode for expert players to take on a challenge that’s truly worthy of their skills.
Developed by Marvelous Inc and published in Europe by Marvelous Europe Limited, Rune Factory 4 Special is in development for release this Winter on the Nintendo Switch.
Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin (Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows PC – Action/Simulation)
This enthralling title from Edelweiss, the two-man team behind acclaimed indie darling Astebreed (2014 in NA and EU), Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin combines side-scrolling action with deep crafting and farming simulation.
Players take on the role of Sakuna, a spoiled harvest goddess banished to a dangerous island with a group of outcast humans. As she explores the beautiful, forbidding environments of the island, she will also find a home in a mountain village, proving herself worthy of her title by harvesting rice and bettering the lives of humans.
In addition to being a fresh take on Japanese mythology and a love letter to action games, Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin is an ode to rice and an engrossing simulation of the craft behind agriculture.
Created by Edelweiss and published in Europe by Marvelous Europe Limited, Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin is currently in development for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC via Steam
Chef Peter Pepper and the Food Foes return to serve up a fresh look and tons of new gameplay in this tasty reimagining of DATA EAST’s 1982 arcade classic!
BurgerTime Party! features new modes and items will have modern chefs thinking ‘outside of the bun’ to solve bite-sized puzzles like crumbling floors, oil spills, and freezing ladders, all the while evading edible enemies both old and new.
Local multiplayer lets 2-4 friends cooperate as cooks or compete as cuisine across 100+ stages that will keep the fun from getting stale long past Mr. Hot Dog's expiration date. Now, let’s get cooking!
Developed by G-MODE and published in Europe by Marvelous Europe Limited, BurgerTime Party! is in development for an Autumn 2019 release on Nintendo Switch.
Heroland (Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 – RPG)
Put on your nostalgia goggles for this single-player RPG about a theme park where guests can explore dungeons, beat up baddies, and become legendary heroes—while the player assists from the sidelines as a tour guide!
Released in Japan as WORK x WORK, this tale of princes and pixels is told by over 20 quirky characters, including overzealous knights, an irascible otter, and… checks notes man-eating broccoli? When the Dark Lord’s monsters are also your coworkers, it’s hard to draw the line between work and play!
Directed by Takahiro Yamane (Fantasy Life), written by Nobuyuki Inoue (Legend of Mana), set in a colorful 2D world created by Nobuhiro Imagawa (MOTHER 3, Legend of Mana), and jam-packed with Tsukasa Masuko’s (Shin Megami Tensei) whimsical tunes, this adventure is one that cannot be forgotten!
Developed by FuRyu and published in Europe by Marvelous Europe Limited, Heroland is in development for an Autumn 2019 release on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.
The most recent issue of Famitsu has an ad tied to Rune Factory 4 Special, which has just launched in Japan. This ad is actually for the Rune Factory 4 Special Official Perfect Guide, which helps players with all different aspects of the game. We know that Rune Factory 4 Special is coming to NA/EU, but it's likely the guide will stay in Japan.
Earlier today, we got a new trailer for Rune Factory 5. That went hand-in-hand with some information about how to unlock special content in the game as well.
Those who have a save file from Rune Factory 4 Special will see two characters from that game brought over to Rune Factory 5. The thing is, no details were shared on which characters will make the jump, so I guess we'll just have to hang tight and find out later on!
There might be monsters to fight and farms to cultivate, but that's not all there is to Rune Factory 4 Special. You'll also want to spend some time wooing a significant other! The video feature above takes a look at how the Romance mechanics play out, so long as you're willing to put in the time.
Famitsu has revealed the cover art for their upcoming Rune Factory 4 Special Official Perfect Guidebook. The Guidebook is due out on July 25th, 2019, and is priced at 1,900. This is a revamped version of a Rune Factory 4 Guidebook that Famitsu released back in 2012.
See what the heart-pounding newlywed life has in store for you, new to this version of the game! Available in 2019. >> Experience this legendary fantasy adventure like never before and embark on exciting escapades with your favorite characters in the brand new Newlywed Mode! Coming 2019.
Famitsu has revealed that they're publishing an official guide book for Rune Factory 4 Special in Japan, and it's due out July 25th, 2019. The book contains 400 pages, and is based on the original Rune Factory 4 Official Guidebook for Nintendo 3DS. Famitsu has added in new content going over Rune Factory 4 Special’s all-new “Newly-Wed Mode”.