Rune Factory 5 – XSEED Announces an Earthmate Edition

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Rune Factory 5 | Earthmate Edition

XSEED Games has announced that a special collector’s edition will be released for Rune Factory 5. This special copy of the game they’re calling the Earthmate Edition (pictured above) comes with stuff like 13 exclusive costumes, a soundtrack CD and more. You can read all the details from the press release on what’s included in the Earthmate Edition, down below. This special edition will cost you $79.99. The game on its own, either digitally or physically, will cost $59.99. And finally, if you just want the game and the 13 in-game costumes, you can purchase the Digital Deluxe version for $69.99. Rune Factory 5 is scheduled to launch for Nintendo Switch in North America on March 22nd 2022.


The Rune Factory 5 ‘Earthmate Edition’ has a suggested retail price of $79.99 and includes the following contents:

● Custom outer box featuring artwork from series illustrator Minako Iwasaki

Rune Factory 5 Nintendo Switch™ game card in an exclusive SteelBook® case

● Large 5.8” by 8.2” softcover artbook with over 70 pages of character illustrations, concept art, and more

● ‘Melodies of Norad’ soundtrack CD featuring 15 songs specially selected from across the entire Rune Factory series

●13 exclusive in-game costumes based on the marriage candidates (+ Dolce’s ghostly companion Pico) from Rune Factory

Set off on a grand adventure in a fantasy world with the latest entry in the Rune Factory simulation RPG series. After losing their memory, the hero lands in a small town blessed by nature. There, they are recruited into an organization of peacekeeping rangers known as SEED, and their new life begins. In addition to their normal duties of helping villagers, investigating rune-related mysteries, and rounding up rowdy monsters, leisure activities bring an equal amount of excitement. Whether spending time growing crops on a dragon’s back, embarking on fishing expeditions, prospecting the mountains for ore, or participating in local festivals, there are countless ways for Earthmates to relax after a hard day of adventuring.

Relationships that players foster with townsfolk provide additional depth to combat with brand-new link attacks, or at home with the newly introduced co-op cooking feature. As players grow closer to one of the twelve eligible marriage candidates and learn more about them, they can propose to their true love and start a family of their own. Love knows no boundaries, and for the first time in the series Earthmates can choose any of the twelve eligible marriage candidates regardless of gender. The stage is set, and the curtain rises on an exciting new adventure in Rune Factory 5!

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