Rune Factory 5 wraps up the marriage candidate roster with Beatrice and Lyka

Marvelous has revealed two more romance candidates in Rune Factory 5. With their additions, the game now has a total of 12 candidates known—6 males and 6 females—the same amount as Rune Factory 4 so far.

Just like the prequel, Rune Factory 5 will allow your protagonist character to approach eligible romance candidates. After a few dates, you will be eventually able to marry the character and even have a child.

Rune Factory 5 screenshots

Lyka (voiced in Japanese by Yoshitsugu Matsuoka)
A young man working as an apprentice carpenter; he's outclassed by his boss. He has dexterous fingers and is also quick-witted. He doesn't get along with Martin. Lyka is often scolded by elders, yet many people under his age treat him like a coeval friend. He often looks absent-minded during the day but shows his cool side at night.


Beatrice (voiced in Japanese by Tomoyo Kurosawa)
A young lady who is related to the Kingdom of Norad, yet she hides that fact when she appeared. Although she feels detached from this world, she has a strong sense of responsibility. She has a lot of talents including playing musical instruments and riding monsters.
Beatrice does not intend to befriend the townsfolk; once she's done with her business she intended to return instantly. But meeting the Protagonist and experiencing kindness from the townsfolk made her start changing her mind.

Marvelous also published a new Japanese Rune Factory 5-related website that contains a quiz to determine the most suitable romance candidate for you. All you need to do is to pick from two choices in 13 questions. Note that the hashtags in the resulting tweet are used for a Japan-only sweepstakes campaign.

  1. The first question determines the gender of romance candidates you're interested in.
    The left blue button will result in a male character, while the right red one will generate a female candidate.
    For the remaining questions, pick the left red button for Yes and the right blue one for No.
  2. Do you have a strong fixation on everything?
  3. Do you like enjoying conversations with people?
  4. Do you post frequently on social media?
  5. Do you think you have a lot of friends?
  6. Are you the type that gets fully addicted to things you like?
  7. Do you hate losing?
  8. Do you have dexterous fingers?
  9. Do you like giving presents to people?
  10. Have you been asked to assume a leadership position?
  11. Do you want to instantly obtain the newest products and items?
  12. Do you want to do your favorite things as a job?
  13. Do you have a lot of hobbies?

Rune Factory 5 for Nintendo Switch will be released first in Japan on May 20, with the Western localization set to follow later in 2021.