XSEED Has Revealed That Rune Factory 5 Will Be Releasing Next Year

Who to Marry?

XSEED has announced that the popular life/farm sim Rune Factory 5 is coming to the Nintendo Switch on March 22, 2022. As someone who is a huge fan of these types of games, I’m very excited to get another one of play. I’ve played enough of Stardew Valley; I need something new.

The story this time around involves a hero who has lost their memory. 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.

This time around, the partner you choose can help you in several different ways. As you romance one of the 12 marriage candidates, you will be able to do new link attacks in combat and do some co-op cooking. Speaking of marriage candidates, Rune Factory is taking a huge leap forward into modern times by allowing you to marry any of the candidates regardless of gender.

Here are the key features:

Adventure Awaits – Saddle a monster mount and head out into the vast, vibrant wilderness to explore tranquil forests, ancient ruins, and even the inside of a volcano!

Gardener Guardian – Choose from seven weapon types and fight alongside up to three companions, then swap to farm tools to grow a wide variety of crops with monster farmhands.

Never A Dull Moment – Compete in cooking, crafting, and fishing contests or invite a sweetheart to join you for stargazing and flower-viewing during one of Rigbarth’s many seasonal festivals.

Find Your Special Someone – Date one of twelve eligible marriage candidates, learn more about them by completing their unique storyline, then pop the question and start a family!

This sounds like a classic Rune Factory experience, and I’m looking forward to jumping in. It’s great to see you be able to do more with your potential spouse and that they have joined the modern times by allowing you to marry anyone regardless of gender.

Source: Press Release