Rune Factory 5 Limited Edition (Earthmate) Available For Pre-Order From Amazon; $79.99

The Earthmate Edition of the upcoming localized release of Rune Factory 5 is now available for pre-order on Amazon for $79.99 ahead of its March 22, 2022 release.

The Earthmate Edition contains the following:

  • Outer box with an illustration by Minako Iwasaki
  • The game card in an exclusive SteelBook case
  • 5.8 by 8.2 softcover artbook with 70 pages of character and concept art and more
  • 15 song soundtrack CD featuring tracks from the entire Rune Factory series, titled ‘Melodies of Norad’
  • 13-in game costumes based on the various marriage candidates and Dolce’s companion, Pico

Rune Factory 5

Rune Factory 5 is releasing for the west for Nintendo Switch on March 22, 2022.

If you missed it, be sure to check out our review of Rune Factory 4 Special back when it was localized for Switch.

Rune Factory 5 takes the series to new heights as it opens the world through various means of exploration. Players can run through dungeons, fight monsters, and meet new characters from a new 3D perspective. Typically, these games are played with an over-the-top view of the town and characters, but this latest entry seems to ‘switch’ it up to provide a new experience to players.

Returning to the game are relationships. Players will choose a male or female protagonist to be their job as a peacekeeping ranger. Aside from protecting the town, players will need to look after the crops and fish for food. They will meet a handful of NPCs throughout the adventure that they can fall in love with and marry in-game. The title also features a new battle system that is more action-focused and a traveling system with familiar companions.

This post may contain Amazon affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate Noisy Pixel earns from qualifying purchases.

Orpheus Joshua

Random gamer equally confused by the mainstream and the unusual.