As we mentioned earlier today, Rune Factory 5 is heading to Japan on May 20th, 2021. There will be a standard edition for 7,678 yen, and a 9,980 yen Premium Box limited edition. The Limited Edition includes a copy of the game, special box, Visual Book, Memorial Soundtrack Selection, and “Rune Factory 4 Bachelorette / Bachelor Costume Set” downloadable content.
Following that news, a new round of details on Rune Factory 5 itself has been shared. Check out info on the game's setting, mechanics, characters, and more below.
■ Game Outline
Live in a Fantasy World
Rune Factory 5 is an RPG full of things to do, from interacting with the townspeople and finding love, to spending each day working on the farm and casting a line, and making use of weapons and magic to carry out your adventure.
The game offers a friendly, carefree design that allows even first-time players to easily jump into its world.
Your fantasy life in the world of Rune Factory is about to begin!
After losing their memory, the protagonist ends up in Rigberth, a town surrounded by nature, where they protect the peace as a member of the guard and adventure alongside their companions.
Tough monsters await outside of town. Make use of all sorts of weapons, magic, and combination arts with your companions to defeat them.
Grow vegetables and fruits on the farm, or do some leisurely fishing at the river. Communicate with the townspeople while enjoying life in the town.
You can choose between a male or female protagonist. If you find someone who catches you eye, take them on dates, fall in love, and get married, you might have a cute baby.
Every Rune Factory has a new setting and story specific to that title. First-time Rune Factory players can jump into Rune Factory 5 without worry.
The protagonist—the player’s avatar—loses their memory and ends up in town, where they protect the peace as a member of the guard. You can choose between a male or female protagonist.
Ares (voiced by Toshiyuki Toyonaga)
A young man who lost his memory and ended up in the rural town of Rigberth. With the townspeople that helped him in mind, he takes up an apprenticeship at Seed to protect the peace.
He is well-mannered and cannot ignore someone in need. He would not say he dislikes being relied on. He is a bit of an airhead.
Alice (voiced by Sora Amamiya)
Rune Factory 5
A young lady who lost her memory and ended up in the rural town of Rigberth. With the townspeople that helped her in mind, she takes up an apprenticeship at Seed to protect the peace of the town.
A kind girl who cannot ignore someone in need, even if it is inconvenient for her. She is full of curiosity and positivity. She is good at keeping an eye on the town as she walks around.
■ Bachelorettes and Bachelors
Various lovely women and charming men are waiting to meet you in town.
Priscilla (voiced by Inori Minase)
A kind girl, bright like the sun, who has lived in Rigberth since the day she was born. She messes up a lot in her day to day life, but is forgiven thanks to her natural cheerfulness. She can be unexpectedly reliable, such as when she prepares for everything in advance. She wants to overcome her fear of leaving town, which was caused by a certain incident.
Scarlet (voiced by Aya Suzaki)
A half-elf girl and established member of Seed currently working far away from home. She is an elite who wants to follow in her father’s footsteps. Overly diligent and by the books. It annoys her when a discussion does not have a clear ending or suddenly changes subject. She is hard-headed, but is conflicted about whether it is OK to stay that way.
Martin (voiced by Jun Fukuyama)
A young man who works as apprentice in hopes of becoming a top blacksmith. He does not talk much and takes pride in his work, but rumor has it that he secretly gives nicknames to his favorite tools. Since he is blunt, he is easy to misunderstand. He is always thinking about his craft, but his world changes when he meets the protagonist.
Reinhard (voiced by Natsuki Hanae)
A young knight who has sworn allegiance to the Nohrad Kingdom. While talented and proficient in politics, his reason for visiting Rigberth is unknown. Though dutiful, rational, and intelligent, he refrains from forcing people to conform to his way of thinking, which earns him their trust.
However, the protagonist will be able to witness a different side to him.
All sorts of people live in the town of Rigberth.
Livia (voiced by Sayaka Senbongi)
Head of Seed’s Rigberth Office. Despite her young appearance, there is something about her that comes off as quite old and elusive. She speaks sternly, but is caring and always lends a hand to those in need.
Gandage (voiced by Daisuke Ono)
Inspector-general of Seed. A key figure who consolidated several public order preservation groups and formed Seed. He detests evil.
Oswald (voiced by Chafurin)
The head of a band of thieves made up of societal misfits and those with nowhere to go. It is said that wherever there is an incident, he will always be there.
■ Premium Box
The Rune Factory 5 Premium Box includes:
A copy of Rune Factory 5 for Switch
Special box with artwork illustrated by character designer Minako Iwasaki
Rune Factory 5 Visual Book featuring 60 pages of character, scenery, and other artwork and a cover artwork illustrated by character designer Minako Iwasaki
Rune Factory Memorial Sound Selection CD featuring an 15 songs that have brought the series to life
Downloadable content “Rune Factory 4 Bachelorette / Bachelor Costume Set” download code including costumes themed after all 13 bachelorettes and bachelors from Rune Factory 4