Rune Factory 4 Special Release Date Trailers, Launches February 25 in US, February 28 in Europe

Rune Factory 4 Special

Marvelous and XSeed Games have announced the release dates for Rune Factory 4 Special, along with release date trailers.

While XSeed Games handled announcing the release date and accompanying trailer for North America, Marvelous announced the release date and trailer for Europe.

Along with English and Japanese audio, both outlets also confirmed free DLC for “four weeks” in the US (estimated March 24th )and until March 26th in Europe. The Another Episode DLC (usually $4.99 / £4.49 /€4,99) “contains 12 new storybook-style episodes narrated by the game’s marriage candidates”. 

However, even without the DLC, players can view a “special story” focusing on Selhia’s dragon Ventuswill, by selecting “Another Episode” from the game’s title menu.

You can find the full run-down (via Nintendo) below:

Journey to the vibrant world of Rune Factory and experience the legendary fantasy farming adventure like never before!

Pre-purchase Rune Factory 4 Special on Nintendo eShop and receive the “Swimsuit Day” DLC, an exclusive Order that allows you to change the marriage candidates’ default outfits to swimsuits!

Welcome to Selphia, a region ruled by the Native Dragon Ventuswill…and you! Start an exciting new life in the village and embark on a grand adventure!


  • Grow crops, raise monsters, catch fish, cook up tasty dishes, and craft powerful equipment. Live your live however you choose!
  • Become friends (or more than friends) with a charming and interactive cast of characters, and breathe life into the village with seasonal festivals and competitions.
  • Play though a special story alongside your spouse in the brand-new Newlywed Mode, and fall in love with your favorites all over again!
  • If you’re a Rune Factory 4 fanatic, challenge yourself with a new difficulty mode.
  • Enjoy new in-game cutscenes, colorful CG illustrations, and an updated opening sequence.

Rune Factory 4 Special is out now in Japan on Nintendo Switch, February 25th in North America, and Europe on February 28th.

Image: Nintendo

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Ryan was a former Niche Gamer contributor.

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