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The Stage is Set for a New Adventure; XSEED Games to Launch Rune Factory 5 in 2021

The Curtain Rises on the First Gameplay Video and Screenshots for Popular Heartwarming Simulation RPG Series


Torrance, Calif. – September 17, 2020 – XSEED Games, the independent-minded publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., today announced that Rune Factory 5, the long-awaited sequel in the beloved simulation RPG series, will launch in 2021 on the Nintendo Switch™ system in North America. Most recently, Rune Factory 4 Special released in February 2020 to high critical praise with a Metacritic score of 81. In-game footage of Rune Factory 5 was revealed for the first time in today's Nintendo Direct mini, showing off a brand new look at the game's stylized and vibrant art.

About Rune Factory 5
Set off on a grand adventure in a fantasy world with the latest entry in the Rune Factory simulation 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 colorful cast of character

Developed by Marvelous, Inc. and published in North America by XSEED Games and Europe by Marvelous Europe, Rune Factory 5 is scheduled to launch in 2021 on the Nintendo Switch. The game will launch in Spring 2021 in Japan. This game has not yet been rated by the ESRB.

More information about XSEED Games' products can be found at www.xseedgames.com. Fans can also follow XSEED Games on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Twitch, get in depth info from their developer blog, and join the discussion on their Discord server at: http://discord.gg/XSEEDGames.

About XSEED Games
XSEED Games is the independent-minded publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Marvelous, Inc., which is a publicly traded company listed in the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Formed in 2004 and located in Torrance, California, XSEED Games publishes interactive entertainment content for PC and consoles from the Marvelous portfolio as well as from a wide variety of third-party partners. Whether it's Marvelous properties such as STORY OF SEASONS (Bokujo Monogatari), SENRAN KAGURA, and Rune Factory, or third-party titles such as the Corpse Party and AKIBA'S TRIP series or the recently released Granblue Fantasy: Versus, XSEED Games has grown its reputation among gamers with its critically acclaimed localizations and commitment to fans, remaining ever dedicated to its “indie spirit, player-first” approach.

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