Rune Factory 5 delayed to early 2022 in the west

No longer due out in 2021.

Rune Factory 5

XSEED Games has delayed the western release of Rune Factory 5 from its previously planned 2021 release window to early 2022.

Rune Factory 5 first launched for Switch in Japan on May 20.

The news of the western delay came as part of its E3 2021 lineup announcement, which includes Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed for PlayStation 4, Switch, and PC, Shadowverse: Champion’s Battle for Switch, and three unannounced titles.

XSEED Games did not clarify when the three unannounced titles would be announced, but noted that “Rune Factory 5 and more” will appear during the Future Games Show on June 13.

Here is an overview of Rune Factory 5, via XSEED Games:

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!

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