XSEED Games Reveals Mar. 22, 2022 Release Date for Rune Factory 5 in North America

Adventure Awaits! Nintendo Switch Farming / Life Sim RPG to Launch with Expanded Marriage Options and Brand-New Features; Full Retail and Digital Plans will be Announced Soon


Torrance, Calif. – Sept. 23, 2021 – Revealed on today's Nintendo Direct, XSEED Games, the independent-minded publishing brand of Marvelous USA Inc., is thrilled to announce that Rune Factory 5, the first new entry in the popular farming/life sim RPG series since Rune Factory 4 released in North America in 2012, will launch for the Nintendo Switch™ system in North America on Mar. 22, 2022. Eager Earthmates who saw the new footage during today's Nintendo Direct can check out the full trailer to see more of the title in action.

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 an organization of peacekeeping rangers known as SEED, and their new life begins. In addition to their normal duties of helping villagers, investigating rune-related mysteries, and rounding up rowdy monsters, leisure activities bring an equal amount of excitement. Whether spending time growing crops on a dragon's back, embarking on fishing expeditions, prospecting the mountains for ore, or participating in local festivals, there are countless ways for Earthmates to relax after a hard day of adventuring.

Relationships that players foster with townsfolk provide additional depth to combat with brand-new link attacks, or at home with the newly introduced co-op cooking feature. As players grow closer to the twelve eligible marriage candidates and learn more about them through unique storylines, they can propose to their true love to begin a family of their own. Love knows no boundaries, and for the first time in the series Earthmates can choose any of the twelve eligible marriage candidates regardless of gender, which fans can get an in-depth behind-the-scenes look on how it came to fruition in our newly posted localization blog. The stage is set, and the curtain rises on an exciting new adventure in Rune Factory 5!

Key features:

● Adventure Awaits - Saddle a monster mount and head out into the vast, vibrant wilderness to explore tranquil forests, ancient ruins, and even the inside of a volcano!

●Gardener Guardian - Choose from seven weapon types and fight alongside up to three companions, then swap to farm tools to grow a wide variety of crops with monster farmhands.

●Never A Dull Moment - Compete in cooking, crafting, and fishing contests or invite a sweetheart to join you for stargazing and flower-viewing during one of Rigbarth's many seasonal festivals.

●Find Your Special Someone - Date one of twelve eligible marriage candidates, learn more about them by completing their unique storyline, then pop the question and start a family!

Developed by Marvelous, Inc. and published in North America by XSEED Games and Europe by Marvelous Europe, Rune Factory 5 is scheduled to launch on Mar. 22, 2022 on the Nintendo Switch™ in North America. This game has been rated “T for Teen” 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 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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