Publishers XSEED Games and Marvelous Europe will release Rune Factory 5 for PC via Steam on July 13 for $59.99, the companies announced. Pre-orders are currently available at a 15 percent-off discount price of $50.99, which will decrease to a 10 percent launch week discount price once the game launches. A Digital Deluxe Edition featuring 13 exclusive outfits inspired by Rune Factory 4 will also be available for $69.99 with the same discounts.
Rune Factory 5 first launched for Switch on May 20, 2021 in Japan, followed by March 22, 2022 in North America and March 25 in Europe.
The PC version will include visual updates and new customization options. Both English and Japanese audio options will be available. Users who own Rune Factory 4 Special on Steam will also receive a special bonus in Rune Factory 5 in addition to outfits inspired by past protagonists Lest and Frey—fan-favorites Doug and Margaret will come to live in Rigbarth as guest NPCs.
The following downloadable content will also be available for purchase at launch:
- The Holy Knight and the Bibliophile Swimsuit Set + New Ranger Care Package Item Pack ($1.99)
- The Marionette and the Glorious Horse Swimsuit Set + New Ranger Care Package Item Pack ($1.99)
- The Elf and the Hidden Royal Lineage Swimsuit Set + New Ranger Care Package Item Pack ($1.99)
- The Young Proprietress and the Dwarf Swimsuit Set + New Ranger Care Package Item Pack ($1.99)
- The Resplendent Butterfly and the Priest Swimsuit Set + New Ranger Care Package Item Pack ($1.99)
- Famous Butlers Swimsuit Set + New Ranger Care Package Item Pack ($1.99)
- Rune Factory Outfits: Raguna and Mist ($1.99)
- Rune Factory 2 Outfits: Kyle and Mana ($1.99)
- Rune Factory 3 Outfits: Micah and Shara ($1.99)
- Rune Factory Series Outfit Set ($4.99)
Here is an overview of the game, via its Steam page:
Sow seeds of a new life in Rigbarth as you embark on a grand Rune Factory adventure!
In the sleepy border town of Rigbarth, mysterious events are unfolding, affecting the runes that govern the balance between humanity and nature…
As the newest ranger for the peacekeeping organization, SEED, protect the frontier town by rounding up rowdy monsters with your official SEED-issued spell seal. When not on a mission, work with the people of Rigbarth to help the town flourish through farming, festivals, and friendships!
As the balance of peace begins to shift, however, it comes time to prove yourself. Team up with townsfolk and embark on a grand adventure to unravel the mystery befalling the land, embracing your inner-power to halt the descent into chaos.
- 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.
- Fantasy Farming Taken to New Heights – Tame monsters to serve as your helpful farmhands as you grow a wide variety of crops on the backs of dragons!
- Relax in Your New Home – 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.
- Find Your Special Someone – Forge friendships and get to know the eligible marriage candidates of Rigbarth by completing their unique storyline. Fall in love, pop the question and even start a family!
Pre-order the game and receive the following bonus:
- The Holy Knight and the Bibliophile Swimsuit Set + New Ranger Care Package Item Pack
Digital Deluxe Edition
Rune Factory 5 Digital Deluxe Edition features the main game and the “Rune Factory 4 Marriage Candidates Outfit Set.”
Dress up as your favorite character from the much-loved Rune Factory 4, with 13 additional outfits to wear in Rune Factory 5!
Watch a new trailer below. View a new set of screenshots at the gallery.