Rune Factory 3 Special will launch for Switch on March 2, 2023 in Japan for 4,980 yen plus tax, Marvelous announced.
A “Digital Deluxe Edition” will also be available for 5,980 yen plus tax, which includes a digital copy of the game plus the additional content “Everyone Wears Swimsuits Mode.”
A “Dream Collection” limited edition (pictured) will be available for 9,800 yen plus tax, which includes a copy of the game, special box featuring an illustration by Minako Iwasaki, “all-star” drama CD featuring a “mass gathering” of protagonists, “classified private CD,” memorial diorama acrylic stand, and download code for the additional content “Everyone Wears Swimsuits Mode.”
Finally, a Marvelous Shop-exclusive “Dream Collection & Wedding Collection” limited edition will be available for 33,600 yen plus tax, which includes the Dream Collection content, Engagement Ring No.9 and Happy Ring No. 9 from the Rune Factory series in a special ring case, a necklace to wear the rings, an 11-print bridal photo set, bridal diorama photo stand, and a special box.
In the west, Rune Factory 3 Special is due out in 2023.
Here is an overview of the game, via western publishers XSEED Games and Marvelous Europe:
Rune Factory 3 Special is a remastered and expanded version of the classic RPG / life simulation title. Rune Factory 3 Special brings improved visuals for a new generation along with plenty of new features.
Rune Factory 3 Special returns after more than a decade following its original release on Nintendo DS, featuring HD graphics and redesigned 3D character models that breathe new life into a beloved entry in the Rune Factory series. Whether adventuring in dungeons, working the farm, or finding romance, experience the fantasy life you’ve always wanted.
In Rune Factory 3 Special players take on the role of Micah, a young man with the power to turn into a golden sheep-like monster known as a wooly. Rescued by a young woman after falling headfirst into the provincial town of Sharance, Micah awakens with no memories of his past and soon finds himself embroiled in a longstanding conflict between humans and monsters. Micah must work to build bridges between the races to restore peace, all while uncovering a shocking secret of his own.
- Restore the Balance Between Two Worlds ‒ Step into the shoes of Micah, a young man with amnesia and the mysterious ability to transform into a wooly, as he searches for a way for humans and monsters to coexist.
- Time-tested RPG Action and Adventure Await ‒ Master swords, spears, hammers, and even magic to take on powerful monsters. Recruit townsfolk and monsters alike to explore treacherous dungeons.
- Sow the Seeds of Your New Life ‒ Take a break from adventuring with activities like farming, fishing, and more. Discover the many varieties of Magic Seeds, which grow into strange crops that aid in Micah’s adventure in exciting ways!
- Find a Beauty for the Beast ‒ Meet 11 lovely bachelorettes, the most in series history! Learn more about them through daily interactions, fall in love, then pop the question and get married. Before Micah knows it, he’ll have a wonderful family to join in on his adventures.