Rune Factory 5 descends on March 22, 2022 in North America and March 25, 2022 in Europe for Nintendo Switch

During the September 2021 Nintendo Direct livestream, XSEED Games revealed that the long-awaited Rune Factory 5 will be coming to North America on March 22, 2022 for Nintendo Switch. In the UK live stream, Marvelous Europe announced a March 25 date for the farming sim.

A new trailer was shared to coincide with the launch date announcement, showing off the game's combat, exploration, and fishing! Plus, Rune Factory 5 will be allowing same-sex marriages for the very first time in the series!

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 an organization of peacekeeping rangers known as SEED, and their new life begins. In addition to their normal duties of helping villagers, investigating rune-related mysteries, and rounding up rowdy monsters, leisure activities bring an equal amount of excitement. Whether spending time growing crops on a dragon’s back, embarking on fishing expeditions, prospecting the mountains for ore, or participating in local festivals, there are countless ways for Earthmates to relax after a hard day of adventuring.

Relationships that players foster with townsfolk provide additional depth to combat with brand-new link attacks, or at home with the newly introduced co-op cooking feature. As players grow closer to the twelve eligible marriage candidates and learn more about them through unique storylines, they can propose to their true love to begin a family of their own. Love knows no boundaries, and for the first time in the series Earthmates can choose any of the twelve eligible marriage candidates regardless of gender.

XSEED Games has also posted a new entry in their localization blog series for Rune Factory 5 here, where you can learn more about the foundations of when its localization began and the nitty gritty of various steps in their localization process, such as writing dialogue and capturing voices.

Check out the new screenshots and key art for Rune Factory 5 down below, as well!

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