TORRANCE, Calif. – June 22, 2022 – XSEED Games, the independent-minded publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., announced today that Rune Factory 5 will release globally onto Windows PC via Steam on July 13 with visual updates and new customization options for the platform. The farming/life sim RPG title delivers a full 3D adventure that has players exploring treacherous dungeons and battling dangerous foes to unravel a mystery threatening their adopted home of Rigbarth. In between each day’s adventure, they’ll grow crops, participate in local festivals, and build friendships with a lovable cast of townsfolk. To commemorate its upcoming arrival on a new platform, Rune Factory 5 will be available for a 15% pre-purchase discount off its standard $59.99 price, which will decrease to a 10% launch week discount once the title releases on July 13. A ‘Digital Deluxe Edition’ featuring 13 exclusive outfits inspired by the marriage candidates of Rune Factory 4 will also be available for pre-purchase for $69.99 with the same discounts as the standard edition.
Both English and Japanese voice tracks will be available in Rune Factory 5 along with features new to the series such as link attacks, co-op cooking, and same-sex marriage. Owners of Rune Factory 4 Special on Steam will also receive a special bonus in Rune Factory 5 in addition to outfits inspired by past protagonists Lest and Frey, fan-favorites Doug and Margaret will come live in Rigbarth as guest NPCs.
The following downloadable content will also be available for purchase at launch:
- ‘The Holy Knight and the Bibliophile Swimsuit Set + New Ranger Care Package Item Pack’ ($1.99)
- ‘The Marionette and the Glorious Horse Swimsuit Set + New Ranger Care Package Item Pack’ ($1.99)
- ‘The Elf and the Hidden Royal Lineage Swimsuit Set + New Ranger Care Package Item Pack’ ($1.99)
- ‘The Young Proprietress and the Dwarf Swimsuit Set + New Ranger Care Package Item Pack’ ($1.99)
- ‘The Resplendent Butterfly and the Priest Swimsuit Set + New Ranger Care Package Item Pack’ ($1.99)
- ‘Famous Butlers Swimsuit Set + New Ranger Care Package Item Pack’ ($1.99)
- ‘Rune Factory Outfits: Raguna and Mist’ ($1.99)
- ‘Rune Factory 2 Outfits: Kyle and Mana’ ($1.99)
- ‘Rune Factory 3 Outfits: Micah and Shara’ ($1.99)
- ‘Rune Factory Series Outfit Set’ ($4.99)
Watch the Rune Factory 5 PC Reveal Trailer Above
About Rune Factory 5
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, players will protect the frontier town by rounding up rowdy monsters with their official SEED-issued spell seal or team up with an ally for brand-new 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!
Developed by Marvelous Inc. and published globally by XSEED Games, Rune Factory 5 will launch on July 13 for Windows PC via Steam. The Nintendo Switch™ version was released in North America on Mar. 22, 2022. The game is rated “T for Teen” by the ESRB.
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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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