Rune Factory 5 to Launch Early 2022 in Australia

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Adventure Forth to Keep the Peace as the Original RPG/Life Simulation Series Returns to Nintendo Switch™ in 2022

Sydney, Australia– 15th June 2021 – Marvelous Europe Limited have today announced that Rune Factory 5, the long-awaited sequel in the beloved simulation RPG series, will launch in early 2022 on the Nintendo Switch in Australia.

As revealed in the brand-new English trailer, the western version of Rune Factory 5 will be released in early 2022 for the Nintendo Switch. This added time will allow for further refinements to help us deliver the best Rune Factory 5 experience to date.  Alongside the new release window, Marvelous Europe Limited have also confirmed that Rune Factory 5 will support English, French, and German text localisation when it launches in early 2022.

In Rune Factory 5, choose between male and female protagonists, Ares and Alice, and embark on an adventure from the town of Rigbarth as a ranger for the peacekeeping force known as SEED, in a quest to recover lost memories. Explore vast dungeons, defeat vicious monsters, nurture nearby farmland and develop relationships with various characters to find true peace and happiness within the town of Rigbarth.

Newcomers and fans alike will be able to experience refined action-RPG combat, with eight different weapons, including Dual Blades, Spear and Axe available to master, alongside iconic features such as farm management, town quests and festivals. Whether you decide to protect the town from an onslaught of monsters, aid the townspeople with their troubles, or embrace your green thumb dreams, Rune Factory 5 will offer an adventure like no-other when it launches on Nintendo Switch in early 2022.

About Rune Factory 5
In the sleepy border town of Rigbarth, a shift is happening. Mysterious events are unfolding, affecting the runes that govern the balance between humanity and nature…

As the newest recruit for the peacekeeping organisation, SEED, you play an important role in maintaining harmony in the threatened Norad Kingdom.

With no memories of your past and with little to show for your experience, you must earn your stripes. Work with the people of Rigbarth to help the town flourish, forging friendships and making your mark as you go.

As the balance of peace begins to shift, it is time to prove yourself. With your new friends from Rigbarth at your side, set off on a grand adventure in this fantasy world to unravel the mystery befalling the land, embracing your inner power to halt the descent into chaos.

Key Features:

  • Fast-paced action RPG combat: Party up with the people of Rigbarth to unlock powerful and stylish combination attacks in fast-paced action RPG combat that encourages teamwork and strategy.
  • Forge friendships and find love: Forge friendships, fall in love and even marry the townsfolk who live and work alongside you in Rigbarth.
  • Relaxing life simulation gameplay: Take time out of your adventure to enjoy the slower pace of town life, with everything from gentle farming to grand festivals.
  • Vibrant anime visuals: A vibrant anime style is brought to life in this rich and colourful 3D world, enhanced with fully animated cutscenes. 

Developed by Marvelous Inc. and published in Europe and Australia by Marvelous Europe Limited and in North America by XSEED Games / Marvelous USA, Inc. Rune Factory 5 is scheduled to launch in early 2022 on the Nintendo Switch. This game has not yet been rated.

About Marvelous Europe
Founded in April 2012, Marvelous Europe Limited is the European arm of Marvelous Inc. a publicly listed entertainment company based in Tokyo. Marvelous is both a game developer and publisher with our popular PC and console titles including Story of Seasons and Rune Factory, in addition to third-party acquisitions such as Granblue Fantasy Versus and Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin.

Nintendo Switch is a trademark of Nintendo.

About Turn Left Distribution

Turn Left is a leading Interactive Entertainment specialist across Australia and New Zealand. Partnering with some of the world’s market leading gaming brands across software and accessories, Turn Left provides a full-service distribution model, working with vendors and partners to manage fully integrated, localised end-to-end, go-to-market solutions with overarching marketing, PR and event activations. The company’s main objective is to provide its partners, customers and the gaming community with category leading service and products that deliver a highly satisfying entertainment experience.

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