Marvelous has shared a story trailer for simulation RPG Rune Factory 5, which previously had its Nintendo Switch release date revealed to be March 22, 2022 in North America and March 25 for Europe and Australia. Additionally, in Europe preorders are now open for all physical and digital versions of Rune Factory 5. But before we talk about the story in this upcoming RPG, Marvelous wants to refresh us on the game’s features:
- 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.
- Forge friendships and find love: Forge friendships, fall in love and even marry the townsfolk who live and work alongside you in Rigbarth, including same-sex marriage for the first time in the series.
- Relaxing life simulation gameplay: 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.
- Fantasy farming taken to new heights: Grow a wide variety of crops in the field or on a dragon’s back and tame monsters to serve as your helpful farmhands.
As for the story of Rune Factory 5, the balance between humanity and nature is being disturbed somehow, and as the newest recruit in peacekeeping organization SEED, you are going to try to correct the balance while helping your town in the Norad Kingdom flourish. Also, you have amnesia, because of course. Check out the bright and energetic Rune Factory 5 story trailer below, and then ask yourself how you’re going to make time for all the great games coming out in the next couple months (stares at Triangle Strategy and Kirby and the Forgotten Land).