Rune Factory 4 Special 'Archival Edition' Announced for European Release on Switch this Winter

Exclusive to the Marvelous Games Store within Europe


Tunbridge Wells, England – 5th September 2019 –
Marvelous Europe Limited are today excited to announce the Limited Edition details of Rune Factory 4 Special, the High Definition remastered Nintendo Switch game of the critically acclaimed RPG simulation title that was previously released onto the Nintendo 3DS.

Known as the ‘Archival Edition’ and exclusively available to pre-order soon from the Marvelous Games Store within Europe, this edition will be presented in a beautifully crafted collector's box, featuring artwork from the game's character designer, Minako Iwasaki.

This edition will contain a variety of memorable content, including an art book commemorating the work on the entire Rune Factory series, as well as a soundtrack CD consisting of 36 tracks.

Rune Factory 4 Special Archival Edition Contents:
▪ Physical copy of Rune Factory 4 Special for Nintendo Switch
▪ 160-page A5 sized art book featuring the works of Minako Iwasaki with an original cover illustration.
▪ 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

A standard edition of Rune Factory 4 Special will also be available physically from selected retailers within Europe and Australia, as well as digitally from the Nintendo eShop when it releases this Winter.

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 Nintendo 3DS™ system, which has over 300,000 copies sold 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.

About Rune Factory 4 Special
The curtain rises on a beautiful sunny day, as the hero tumbles from the heavens… After being saved by the dragon Ventuswill, the hero comes to live in the local castle as a newly designated ruler and begins life anew while developing the town, making difficult decisions, and cultivating the soil. While exploring a nearby forest, the hero encounters and defeats a monstrous butterfly. Left in the fallen monster's place is a mysterious young girl. Seeking the answers as to why, the hero's search for the truth will lead to a grand adventure that will shake the very foundations of their world...and draw them closer to the secret buried in their own lost memories.

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 Special ‘Archival Edition’ for Nintendo Switch will be available to pre-order exclusively from the Marvelous Games Store, while the standard edition will be available physically at selected retailers and digitally from the Nintendo eShop. This game has not yet been rated.

About Marvelous Europe
Founded in April 2012, Marvelous Europe is the European based publishing operation of Marvelous, Inc., overseeing operations for all European territories as well as South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East. Marvelous Europe has been responsible for publishing games across various platforms, including mobile, handheld, consoles and PC. Marvelous Europe is a 100% wholly-owned subsidiary of Tokyo-based Marvelous, Inc., a publicly-traded company listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

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