XSEED Games has announced the Rune Factory 5 Earthmate Edition for North America, a premium physical release for the farming and RPG simulator game.
The Rune Factory 5 Earthmate Edition will retail for $79.99 and includes the following:
- 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
Pre-orders are launching soon via the XSEED Games online store, and participating retailers.
Here’s a rundown on the game, via Nintendo:
A new stage, a new adventure… The curtain rises on the next chapter in the Rune Factory series.
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!Key Features:
- Tame monsters or team up with townsfolk to explore a massive world
- Defend the frontier and support your community as a member of a peacekeeping ranger
- Unleash uniquely powerful combo attacks with your teammates
- Cultivate crops in the fields
- Find friendship, love, and family with a colorful cast of characters
Rune Factory 5 is set to launch for Switch on March 22nd in North America and March 25th in Europe.