XSEED Games and Marvelous Europe are delighted to announce that Rune Factory 4 for the Nintendo 3DS system will finally be cropping up in Europe and Australia on December 11th, 2014, exclusively via the Nintendo eShop at an RRP of £24.99/€29.99 and $49.95 AUD, respectively.
Rune Factory 4 is the latest installment in the critically acclaimed Bokujo Monogatari spin-off series, which revolves around the same addictive life simulation and farming activities that its father franchise, now known as STORY OF SEASONS, is famous for. The Rune Factory series, however, also incorporates classic action-JRPG elements into the mix, all framed in a stunning fantasy setting. Taking place in the Kingdom of Norad, players must fill the shoes of a Prince or Princess and aid the people of a small, picturesque town named Selphia in achieving lasting peace and prosperity.
Created by acclaimed series producer Yoshifumi Hashimoto, Rune Factory 4 is by far the most ambitious title in this storied series. Boasting countless items, crops, weapons and other pieces of equipment to find and grow, as well as a substantial story with richly developed characters, innumerable hours of enjoyment await within the humble confines of this download. Players must farm and find romance among the town’s singles before setting off into the wilderness and surrounding dungeons to defeat or tame monsters. It’s a mix of play styles that has garnered well-earned praise both from fans and critics alike.
Rune Factory 4 has been the most successful iteration in the series to date, having sold out at North American retail stores on numerous occasions due to unprecedented demand. Fans outside of Japan and North America have been desperate to get their hands on this Nintendo 3DS system exclusive title ever since.
“We know how great Rune Factory 4 is, which is why we’re so happy it’s releasing in PAL territories” commented Steven Tarry, Marketing Manager, Marvelous Europe. “2014’s been a great year for Nintendo gamers, and this really is the icing on the cake.”
Rune Factory 4 features:
Huge game world – The incredibly large and diverse amount of activities on offer ensure that each day is a new adventure
Customize your battle strategy – Use swords, spears, staves plus other weapons, Rune Abilities and more to personalize your battles, and bring friends or even monsters with you into combat for moral and tactical support
Start a passionate romance! – For the first time in series history, players may choose a male or female protagonist, then pursue the dream of a loving wife or a caring husband from among the game’s colorful cast of characters
Take charge of the town – The game’s “Order” mechanic allows players to employ their regal powers to hold festivals, enact sweeping changes and otherwise make Selphia into a town that people just can’t stop talking about
Tiffany "CeissaDesiste" Toms
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