Rune Factory Celebrates 15th Anniversary with Special Trailer Showcasing Series History

The official XSEED Games Youtube account has uploaded a special trailer celebrating the 15th anniversary of the historic Rune Factory series. This trailer doesn’t announce anything particularly new but instead gracefully showcases each of the franchise’s notable entries.

Congratulations to the various teams that have made Rune Factory possible and continued its relevance in the western market. We here at Noisy Pixel can’t wait for the eventual localization of the highly anticipated Rune Factory 5.

You can view this special Rune Factory 15th anniversary trailer highlighting the series’ history below:

Rune Factory 5 is releasing for the west for Nintendo Switch in early 2022. Additionally, Rune Factory 4 Special is releasing for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC in Fall 2021. Unfortunately, no specific release dates have been provided for either of these titles.

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, but 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 being their jobs as a peacekeeping ranger. Aside from protecting the town, players will need to look after the crops and fish for food. Throughout the adventure, they will meet a handful of NPCs that they can fall in love with and get married to in-game. The game also features a new battle system that is more action-focused and a traveling system with familiar companions.


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