Rune Factory 4 Delayed Until Fall

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

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Rune Factory 4

Originally announced earlier this year along with a few other titles, Rune Factory 4, which is being localized by XSEED Games, was also said to have a release date around summer this year.  Time has passed and no word on a proper release date has been stated, and it seems a few unexpected speed bumps have put a stop to that original plan. Recently, a fan inquired on XSEED’s Facebook page on the status of the game, to which an employee responded:

And we’re dying to get it to you, but the game is absolutely massive and taking much longer to QA (play through the English for quality assurance) than we originally anticipated. Right now we could be looking at a late September or October release, but it will definitely be worth the wait.

Not too surprising. After all, while “summer 2013” is technically a release date, it isn’t too specific. Everything you see from websites like GameStopicon,, and are just placeholders, not official dates the publisher specified, so I wouldn’t call it a delay, either. Given the company’s past, it comes as no surprise that the game needed a little more fine tuning in their localization effort on something so big, and wanting to announce release dates they’re absolutely sure on.

So, I appreciate their honesty. It shouldn’t be too long before we get our hands on what looks to be another great addition to the Rune Factory franchise.


Rune Factory 4 and previous entries in the franchise are available from and

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  • Roberto Ruiz Contreras

    I love this series but unfortunately I don’t have the time to play it anymore

  • Joey Williamson

    No no no!

    Actually I’m not that mad about this, there’s been too many good 3DS titles coming out lately, I can’t keep up with all of them and neither can my wallet.

  • Vallen

    Well I’m not too upset. There are lots of things coming out this summer, so its difficult to keep up. Having a few things pushed to fall is great since it’ll be easier to just buy and finish the other great games out this summer.

  • Rebochan

    Normally I’d be upset, but actually, I’m relieved since the Steam Sale and Comic Con combo cleaned me out! Now I have some time to finish SMT IV 🙂

  • An Tran

    I’m actually glad for this. I’ve been running low since I have other 3DS and soon Wii U games to get as well.

  • RagunaXL

    I’ve been to the store a couple times already looking for this game. They moved it from July 14th or something to August, now fall. Big fan of RF, my handle comes from Raguna in 1 and Frontier… Usually get on a big Rune Factory kick in the fall, so no big deal. This gives me more time to really focus on New Leaf.