Rune Factory 5 release date Nintendo Switch XSEED Marvelous announcement trailer Nintendo Direct September 2021 9/23/21

At the September 2021 Nintendo Direct, Marvelous and XSEED shared a new trailer for simulation RPG Rune Factory 5, revealing a release date of March 22, 2022 on Nintendo Switch. This game has been a long time coming, seeing how it was announced back in February 2019. You will be engaging in many of the usual types of tasks that fans of the series enjoy. For instance, you can ride a monster and go explore various locations like forests, ruins, and the inside of a volcano. You will have seven weapon types to choose from and bring upward of three companions into battle with you. There is also the typical cooking, crafting, and fishing contests. And for a different sort of hunting, you can pursue one of the 12 marriage candidates by completing their special storylines.

Here are some more words about Rune Factory 5 ahead of its Nintendo Switch release date next March:

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!

For more RPG-ish news from the Nintendo Direct where Rune Factory 5 came from, check out the release dates for Triangle Strategy and Yoko Taro’s Voice of Cards.

John Friscia
Head Copy Editor for Enthusiast Gaming, Managing Editor at The Escapist. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I really miss living in South Korea. And I'm developing the game Boss Saga!

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