Rune Factory 4 Special is an action role-playing and simulation game developed by Neverland and HAKAMA, and published by Marvelous. In North America and Europe, it is published by XSEED Games and Marvelous Europe.
The curtain rises on a beautiful sunny day, as the hero tumbles from the heavens…
Luckily, a friendly dragon is there to break their fall. But, although uninjured, the hero can remember only their name. Under the auspices of the dragon Ventuswill, the hero comes to live in the local castle and, as a newly designated ruler, begins their life anew while developing the town, making difficult decisions, and cultivating the soil.
One day while out exploring their newfound home, the hero encounters a monstrous butterfly. However, after vanquishing this massive foe, a girl lies on the ground in its place. Why did the monster turn into a person? From these mysterious beginnings, the hero’s search for the truth will lead to a grand adventure that will shake the very foundations of their world… and draw them closer to the secret buried in their own lost memories.
Rune Factory 4 Special marks the return of the beloved entry in the popular Story of Seasons spinoff series that combines farming with dungeon adventuring, as the series makes its debut on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC with upgraded HD graphics, a new “Newlywed Mode,” and additional cut-scenes. In this standalone story, players choose to play as a male or female hero and will encounter a diverse cast of potential suitors and other loveable townsfolk. As the newly appointed prince or princess, you can fulfill your royal duties by issuing ordinances to help the town prosper, or take a more rural approach to governing by raising your own fruits and vegetables and helping townsfolk. Should some dungeon adventuring be on the day’s itinerary, you can craft or buy a vast array of swords, spears, and staves along with magic for battle against dangerous foes, or even bring along some companions or friendly monsters to aid you during your travels.
- The Rune Factory Series Debuts on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC – The popular spinoff from the Story of Seasons series returns as an HD remaster of the Nintendo 3DS classic, combining farming and family life with monster battling and taming, with an epic story that’s accessible to new players and series veterans alike.
- A World Where Every Day is Filled with Adventure – Whether it be governing as the local ruler, tilling the fields, interacting with townsfolk, or heading to a dungeon to take on dangerous foes, the diverse amount of activities ensure that each day is a new adventure.
- Customize Your Battle Strategy with Different Weapons, Items, and Allies – Use swords, spears, staffs, and other weapons and magic to personalize your battle tactics as formidable monsters await in trap-laden dungeons. Invite the townsfolk along, develop friendships with certain monsters, and grow stronger together.
- Plenty of Romance for Players New and Old – The addition of “Newlywed Mode” allows players to deepen their relationship after wedding vows have been exchanged, while newly added cut-scenes and “Veteran” mode ensure there’s plenty of other new content for returning fans to experience.
Rune Factory 4 Special News
Rune Factory 4 Special for PS4, Xbox One, and PC launches December 7
Rune Factory series 15th anniversary website opened
Rune Factory 4 Special coming to PS4, Xbox One, and PC this fall
Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town and Rune Factory 4 Special sales each top 100,000 in North America [Update]
Rune Factory 4 Special ‘Bachelor’ and ‘Bachelorette’ trailers, ‘Earthmates’ parody profiles launched
Rune Factory 4 Special launches February 25 in North America, February 28 in Europe
Rune Factory 4 Special ‘Archival Edition’ announced for the west
Famitsu Sales: 7/22/19 – 7/28/19 [Update]
Rune Factory 4 Special DLC ‘Another Episode’ detailed
Rune Factory 4 Special adds ‘Voice Comments’ and ‘Another Episode’ elements; opening movie
Rune Factory 5 has Rune Factory 4 Special save data bonus
Rune Factory Channel: New Fantasy Life Support Special live stream set for April 4
Rune Factory 4 Special Japanese limited edition detailed
Rune Factory 4 Special and Rune Factory 5 announced for Switch
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