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XSEED Games, the independent-minded publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., announced today that the long-awaited brand-new entry in the beloved series, Rune Factory 5, is now available on the Nintendo Switch™ system in North America. The RPG simulation title includes new gameplay features and introduces a colorful cast of characters. Users with Rune Factory 4 Special save data on their Switch system will also meet Doug and Margaret from that title as guest NPCs and receive past protagonists Lest and Frey’s outfits as a special gift.
DLC sets featuring costumes inspired by past entries in the Rune Factory series and swimsuits based on characters from Rune Factory 4 are also now available for purchase on Nintendo eShop. The digital pre-order bonus ‘Holy Knight and the Bibliophile Swimsuit Set + New Ranger Care Package Item Pack,’ with swimsuits based on fan-favorites Forte and Kiel along with a selection of helpful items to help SEED rangers get started, will be available for direct purchase for $1.99 from Apr. 26. And, as a special bonus, all players will receive outfits based on characters Aden and Sonja from Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny automatically in their game.
In celebration of the Rune Factory 5 launch, XSEED Games is hosting a special in-person event with giveaways for those attending as well as fans online. The event will be held on Mar. 26 at 10:00 AM PT at Honey and Butter Macarons in Irvine. Known for their “kawaii” creations, the macaron specialists will be offering themed versions of the sweet treat based on characters from Rune Factory 5, while supplies last.
Return to the fantasy world of Rune Factory for a grand adventure while living whatever life you please! Mysterious events are unfolding in the sleepy border town of Rigbarth, affecting the runes that govern the balance between humanity and nature. As the newest ranger for the peacekeeping organization SEED, protect the frontier town by defeating rowdy monsters or team up with an ally for link attacks. When not on a mission, work with the people of Rigbarth to help the town flourish through farming, festivals, and friendships!
Rise to every challenge as a ranger of SEED and see your mission through!
Rune Factory 5 Editions
Physical Retail Editions
Rune Factory 5 is available as a limited retail ‘Earthmate Edition’ and standard edition available for an MSRP of $79.99 and $59.99, respectively on the XSEED Games Store and participating retailers. The ‘Earthmate Edition’ includes a custom outer box with artwork from series illustrator Minako Iwasaki, an exclusive SteelBook case, an art book with over 70 pages of varied artwork, and more.
Rune Factory 5 is available as a standalone version and as a Digital Deluxe Edition containing additional content for $59.99 and $69.99, respectively, on the Nintendo eShop. As an added bonus, players with Rune Factory 4 Special save data on their Nintendo Switch™ will unlock additional DLC outfits and see some familiar faces from Rune Factory 4 Special appear in their town in Rune Factory 5!
Developed by Marvelous Inc. and published in North America by XSEED Games, Rune Factory 5 launched Mar. 22, 2022 on Nintendo Switch™ in North America, and will launch on Mar. 25, 2022, in Europe and Australia by the publisher, Marvelous Europe. This game has been rated “T for Teen” by the ESRB.
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.Sponsor this Article!