Marvelous Europe and XSEED have announced that Rune Factory 4 Special is to get a Limited Edition in Europe and North America, called Archival Edition. It’s pretty similiar to the one sold in Japan, with one exception: the west gets a Soundtrack CD instead of a Drama CD.
Here’s what’s included in the Archival Edition for Rune Factory 4 Special:
- Physical copy of Rune Factory 4 Special for Nintendo Switch
- 160-page A5 sized art book featuring the works of Minako Iwasaki with an original cover illustration.
- Official soundtrack CD consisting of 33 tracks from the original release, plus 3 new tracks
- ‘Swimsuit Day’ DLC that adds an option to have characters appear in their swimsuits
- Premium custom box with original illustration by Minako Iwasaki
Here’s what its contents look like:
This Limited Edition will be sold $59.99, and will be available at the following retailers:
- Europe: Marvelous Europe Store only
- North America: XSEED Games Store, select retailers
The regular edition will also be available on the Nintendo eShop and at select retailers in both regions.
Finally, here’s some more screenshots (in English!) and some details:
Rune Factory 4 Special marks the return of the beloved entry in the popular STORY OF SEASONS spinoff series that combines farming with dungeon adventuring. The original game on the Nintendo 3DSTM system, which has sold over 300,000 copies in North America and Europe, makes its debut on Nintendo Switch in HD bringing the joys of growing crops, raising monsters, and building friendships in an epic fantasy world to players old and new, while seasoned explorers will be delighted to discover features such as a brand new opening movie and the challenging “Hell” difficulty level. Other farm-fresh features include ‘Newlywed Mode’, which introduces special episodes about living the married life with the game’s 12 eligible bachelors and bachelorettes featuring new voices and in-game cutscenes.
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.
Rune Factory 4 Special (Switch) comes out later this year in Europe and North America.
Source: Marvelous Europe / XSEED PR