XSEED Games, the independent-minded publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., is pleased to announce that Rune Factory 4 Special is now available for the Nintendo Switch™ system in North America. The ‘Another Episode Pack’ DLC, which contains 12 new storybook-style episodes narrated by the game’s marriage candidates, will also be available as a free download from the Nintendo eShop for 4 weeks starting today. After this promotional period, the ‘Another Episode Pack’ will be available for purchase for $4.99 on the Nintendo eShop. All players can view a special ‘Another Episode’ story starring Selphia’s lovable guardian dragon Ventuswill by selecting ‘Another Episode’ on the game’s title menu.
The physical limited Rune Factory 4 Special ‘Archival Edition,’ commemorating the definitive version of the critically acclaimed title, is available alongside the standalone physical edition at the XSEED Games Store and other participating retailers for a MSRP of $59.99 and $39.99, respectively. The ‘Archival Edition’ includes a download code for the ‘Swimsuit Day’ DLC, a special in-game Order decreeing that all marriage candidates wear their swimsuits. Previously available as a preorder incentive, the ‘Swimsuit Day’ DLC will not be sold separately on the Nintendo eShop. The standard digital edition can be purchased on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch for $39.99.
Rune Factory 4 Special is a remastered version of the critically acclaimed RPG simulation title that has sold over 300,000 copies in North America and Europe since launching on Nintendo 3DS in 2013. The updated Switch version adds brand new content such as ‘Newlywed Mode,’ self-contained adventures unlocked after marrying the character of your dreams.
About Rune Factory 4 Special
The curtain rises on a beautiful sunny day, as the hero tumbles from the heavens… After being saved by the dragon Ventuswill, the hero comes to live in the local castle as a newly designated ruler and begins life anew while developing the town, making difficult decisions, and cultivating the soil. While exploring a nearby forest, the hero encounters and defeats a monstrous butterfly. Left in the fallen monster’s place is a mysterious young girl. Seeking the answers as to why, the hero’s search for the truth will lead to a grand adventure that will shake the very foundations of their world…and draw them closer to the secret buried in their own lost memories.
In this standalone story, players choose to play as a male or female hero and will encounter a diverse cast of potential suitors and other loveable townsfolk. As the newly appointed prince or princess, royal duties are fulfilled by issuing orders to help the town prosper, or by taking a more relaxed approach to governance by raising crops and helping townsfolk. Should some dungeon adventuring be on the day’s itinerary, a vast array of weapons along with magic can be crafted or bought for battle against dangerous foes—companions or friendly monsters can also join to aid the player during their travels.
Developed by HAKAMA Inc. and Marvelous Inc. and published in North America by XSEED Games, Rune Factory 4 Special launched on February 25 for the Nintendo Switch. The ‘Archival Edition’ is available for $59.99, while the standalone game is available for $39.99 both physically and digitally. The ‘Archival Edition,’ which includes the ‘Swimsuit Day’ DLC, a 36-track official soundtrack CD, and art book featuring the works of Minako Iwasaki through the Rune Factory series, is housed in a custom box with original illustration by the artist. This game has been rated by “T for Teen” by the ESRB. Marvelous Europe will be releasing the title in Europe on February 28.
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