Rune Factory 5 details battle system, more townspeople

Meet Randolph, Yuki, Heinz, Doug, and Palmo.

Publisher Marvelous and developer Hakama have released new information and screenshots for Rune Factory 5 introducing the game’s battle system and more townspeople.

Get the details below.

■ Weapons

From swords to axes, staffs, and more, there are eight weapon types with unique characteristics in Rune Factory 5. By continuously using the same weapon type, you can improve your skills and learn step attacks, charge attacks, and more.

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Rune Factory 5

One-Handed Sword

With stable performance, you can attack without losing your guard.

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Two-Handed Sword

A weapon with high attack power and wide reach.

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Dual Swords

A weapon that allows for quick, continuous attacks.

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Spear

A weapon with long reach that allows for distanced attacks.

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Axe

A weapon with a high single-blow critical rate.

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Hammer

A weapon with high attack power and a stun attack.

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Fists

A weapon that allows for quick attacks that send enemies flying.

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Staff

A weapon that allows for a variety of attribute magic, charge attacks, and more.

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■ Rune Abilities

Rune Abilities are special attacks and recovery abilities that cost RP (Rune Points). You can switch between your Rune Abilities at any time, allowing you to expand your battle style to match the enemy’s strengths and weaknesses.

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Rune Factory 5

■ Seed Circle

Seed Circle is an item that members of Seed can use to hold (restrain) and bound a monster, or connect (capture) them to temporarily make them your ally.

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Rune Factory 5

■ Adventure with Friends

By taking the townspeople and monsters you befriended out on your adventure, you can fight alongside them in battle. Just like the protagonist, they will also level up through continuous battle, so train away!

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Rune Factory 5

■ Townspeople

Randolph (voiced by Pile Volcano Ota)

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An old man and honest baker. Always smiling and kind in his response. He loves his wife Yuki. He wants to make a new type of bread.

Yuki (voiced by Naoko Watanabe)

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An old woman who runs a bakery with her husband. She has an innocent personality, without any preconceived notions or fears of others, and takes things as they come.

Heinz (voiced by Takumo Miyazono)

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A man with an ever-so-innocent look an his face. He runs a shop, but wants to entrust it to someone else so he can do something fun. He never looks people in the eyes when talking to them.

Doug (voiced by Hirofumi Nojima)

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A Dwarven blacksmith who always treats customers with sincerity. He still seems unable to find equal footing with the town ladies, who know him from his young, inexperienced days.

Palmo Crasi Viviage (voiced by Takahiro Fujimoto)

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Not your average carpenter—he is a famous architect whose voice can be heard from the royal palace to the regions beyond the sea. He constructed most of the buildings in Rigberth.

Rune Factory 5 is due out for Switch on May 20 in Japan, and in 2021 in the west. Read more about the game here, here, here, and here.

View the screenshots at the gallery.

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