Rune Factory 5: more footage (in English) and Bachelors / Bachelorettes introductions

This March, the long-awaited Rune Factory 5 will finally be released in Europe and North America (on March 25th and March 22nd respectively). And it appears that XSEED / Marvelous Europe are planning to share some footage of the English version of the game ahead of its release!

In this post, you will find all the footage shared by the two companies; it will be updated on a regular basis, so keep checking back!

Here’s a YouTube playlist with all the videos available as of writing:

  • Footage (March 18th)
  • Footage (March 9th)
  • Footage (February 14th)
  • Footage (February 7th)
  • Web CM 2 & 3
  • Web CM
  • Footage (December 31st)

(NB: videos are sorted from most recent to least recent!)

Also, XSEED have started sharing character trailers introducing the various bachelors and bachelorettes you can try to date (and eventually marry) in the game:


  • Cecil
  • Lucas
  • Martin
  • Murakumo
  • Reinhard
  • Ryker


  • Beatrice
  • Fuuka
  • Lucy
  • Ludmila
  • Priscilla
  • Scarlett

And finally, here’s another playlist, this time featuring footage from the Japanese version of the game:

About Rune Factory 5

Sow seeds of a new life in Rigbarth as you embark on a grand Rune Factory adventure! In the sleepy border town of Rigbarth, mysterious events are unfolding, affecting the runes that govern the balance between humanity and nature…

As the newest ranger for the peacekeeping organization, SEED, protect the frontier town by rounding up rowdy monsters with your official SEED-issued spell seal. When not on a mission, work with the people of Rigbarth to help the town flourish through farming, festivals, and friendships! 

As the balance of peace begins to shift, however, it comes time to prove yourself. Team up with townsfolk and embark on a grand adventure to unravel the mystery befalling the land, embracing your inner-power to halt the descent into chaos. 

  • Fast-paced action RPG combat
    • Venture into the vast, vibrant wilderness with friends from Rigbarth by your side to unlock powerful and stylish link attacks that encourage teamwork and strategy. 
  • Fantasy farming taken to new heights
    • Tame monsters to serve as your helpful farmhands as you grow a wide variety of crops on the backs of dragons!
  • Relax in your new home
    • Take time out of your adventure to enjoy the gentler pace of town life. Compete in cooking, crafting, and fishing contests or invite your sweetheart to join you for stargazing during one of Rigbarth’s many seasonal festivals.
  • Find your special someone
    • Forge friendships and get to know the eligible marriage candidates of Rigbarth by completing their unique storyline. Fall in love, pop the question and even start a family!

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

Source (details and screenshots): Nintendo


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