Rune Factory 5 for Nintendo Switch Reveals Lots of Gameplay Ahead of Japanese Release

Rune Factory 5, the next chapter of the Rune Factory JRPG meets-farming-simulator franchise, is about to be released in Japan.

To celebrate, Marvelous Entertainment revealed a lot of gameplay today. We get to see a dungeon, battles, mounts (including the ability to ride with a companion), the inevitable farming, and more.

You can watch it below, while we wait for more information about the western release.

Rune Factory 5 releases in Japan exclusively for Nintendo Switch on May 20, 2021, while for now the western release is slated simply for 2021.

If you’re unfamiliar with the game, here’s an official description.

“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 a band of peacekeeping rangers, and their new life begins.

In addition to their normal duties, the hero can farm the land, cast a line into the nearby river, and so much more! Team up with townsfolk to battle monsters and unleash powerful combination attacks—just one of the features new to the series. The stage is set, and the curtain rises on an exciting new adventure in Rune Factory 5!”

Key Features

  • Tame monsters or team up with townsfolk to explore a massive world
  • Defend the frontier and support your community as a peacekeeping ranger
  • Unleash uniquely powerful combo attacks with your teammates
  • Cultivate crops in the fields
  • Find friendship, love, and family with a colorful cast of characters

If you want to see more, you can enjoy the latest promotion video, the previous trailer, a few images of potential bride and groom candidates, another gallery, and a third.

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