Rune Factory 5 launches for Nintendo Switch in 2021

During today's Nintendo Direct Mini presentation, Marvelous and XSEED Games revealed the first official footage of Rune Factory 5. This latest sequel is coming to Nintendo Switch worldwide in 2021, with Japan having a more specified release window in Spring 2021.

Rune Factory 5 was originally teased in 2019 when XSEED announced Rune Factory 4 Special, but not much information was given for RF5, other than a teaser that two guest characters from RF4 can show up in RF5 with save data of Rune Factory 4 Special on the same Switch unit.

Both a Japanese trailer and English section of the Nintendo Direct can be found below. Find the official English press release from XSEED Games, as well as more screenshots of the game, below the trailers.



Set off on a grand adventure in a fantasy world with the latest entry in the Rune Factory simulation RPG series. After losing their memory, the hero lands in a small town blessed by nature. There, they are recruited into a band of peacekeeping rangers, and their new life begins. In addition to their normal duties, the hero can farm the land, cast a line into the nearby river, and so much more! Team up with townsfolk to battle monsters and unleash powerful combination attacks—just one of the features new to the series. The stage is set, and the curtain rises on an exciting new adventure in Rune Factory 5!

Key features:

  • Tame monsters or team up with townsfolk to explore a massive world
  • Defend the frontier and support your community as a peacekeeping ranger
  • Unleash uniquely powerful combo attacks with your teammates
  • Cultivate crops in the fields
  • Find friendship, love, and family with a colorful cast of character
Rune Factory 5 screenshots