Rune Factory 5: Earthmate Edition revealed

In March, players in Europe and North America will finally be able to get their hands on the long-awaited Rune Factory 5, the latest entry in the Rune Factory series. Alongside the Standard Edition, both XSEED and Marvelous Europe will offer a Limited Edition, called Earthmate Edition.

This Earthmate Edition costs $79.99, and includes the following goodies:

  • Custom outer box featuring artwork from series illustrator Minako Iwasaki
  • Rune Factory 5 Nintendo Switch game card in an exclusive SteelBook case
  • Large 5.8” by 8.2” softcover artbook with over 70 pages of character illustrations, concept art, and more
  • ‘Melodies of Norad’ soundtrack CD featuring 15 songs specially selected from across the entire Rune Factory series
  • 13 exclusive in-game costumes based on the marriage candidates (+ Dolce’s ghostly companion Pico) from Rune Factory 4

Here’s pictures of the contents of this Limited Edition:

For players interested in the digital version of the game, it will be available in two editions:

  • Standard ($59.99, same price as retail)
  • Digital Deluxe Edition ($69.99): includes the 13 exclusive in-game costumes included in the Earthmate Edition.

Finally, players who pre-order the game (regular or Limited Edition) at select retailers in Europe will get a Wooly Bag Tag:

Finally, here’s some more details for Rune Factory 5:

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 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. Whether spending time growing crops on a dragon’s back, embarking on fishing expeditions, prospecting the mountains for ore, or participating in local festivals, there are countless ways for Earthmates to relax after a hard day of adventuring.

Relationships that players foster with townsfolk provide additional depth to combat with brand-new link attacks, or at home with the newly introduced co-op cooking feature. As players grow closer to one of the twelve eligible marriage candidates and learn more about them, they can propose to their true love and start a family of their own. Love knows no boundaries, and for the first time in the series Earthmates can choose any of the twelve eligible marriage candidates regardless of gender. The stage is set, and the curtain rises on an exciting new adventure in Rune Factory 5!

Rune Factory 5 (Switch) comes out on March 22nd in North America, and March 25th in Europe.

Source: XSEED PR


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