Rune Factory 4 Special, Rune Factory 5 Announced for Switch
posted on by Karen Ressler
Marvelous and XSEED Games announced during the Nintendo Direct presentation on Wednesday that Rune Factory 4 Special, a remastered Nintendo Switch version of Rune Factory 4, will launch this year. In addition, the presentation confirmed that Rune Factory 5 is in development.
Developer Neverland released Rune Factory 4 for the Nintendo 3DS in Japan in July 2012, and XSEED Games released the game in North America in October 2013. Neverland filed for bankruptcy in 2013 and the release was canceled in Europe.
The Rune Factory series combines RPG elements such as dungeon-crawling with farming game elements such as raising animals (in this case monsters). In Rune Factory 4, the player is a prince or princess who can manage a village. The new version will offer new stories about "newlywed" life, after the player marries one of the townspeople.
Source: Nintendo Direct