Rune Factory 4: Special Heads to Switch, Rune Factory 5 in Development

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Rune Factory 4: Special | FeaturedRune Factory 4 first saw a release back in July of 2012. This version was exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS and (like the other series entrants before it) offered a mixture of fantasy RPG and Harvest Moon elements. Whether you’ve played one of these titles before or just find this type of mixture interesting, now is the time to rejoice; Rune Factory 4: Special will be making its way to Nintendo Switch later this year. This news comes by way of today’s Nintendo Direct where the game was described as being a “full remaster”. While much of the core gameplay looks to be the same, there is some new content which revolves around marrying NPCs. We actually published a review of Rune Factory 4 when it first came out, so be sure to check that out to learn more about the game.

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It’s nice to see existing titles ported to the Switch, but an even bigger announcement came right after this one was made. Rune Factory 5 is now confirmed to be in development. No additional details have been released at this time, but stay tuned as we hear more.

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For additional details on this title and others from the stream, take a look at today’s Nintendo Direct.

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