Rune Factory 4 Special arrives on new platforms with improved resolution and performance, while bringing all the farming, life sim, and RPG adventuring the series is known for. In addition to the visual improvements, the PC, PS4, and Xbox One versions of the game include the ‘Another Episode’ DLC at no additional cost.
‘Another Episode’ adds a series of illustrated storybook-style episodes narrated by the game’s 12 marriage candidates, and Selphia’s lovable guardian dragon Ventuswill, fully voiced in English and Japanese.
Rune Factory 4 Special opens with a young man or woman falling from an airship and landing in the town of Selphia. Appointed as the local regent by mistake, the hero is charged with protecting the town and bettering the lives of its people. As the newly-appointed prince or princess, royal duties are fulfilled by issuing orders to help the town prosper, or by taking a more relaxed approach to governance by raising crops and helping townsfolk.
Should some dungeon adventuring be on the day’s itinerary, a vast array of weapons along with magic can be crafted or bought for battle against dangerous foes—companions or friendly monsters can also join to aid the player during their travels. And, of course, there’s a huge cast of lovable townsfolk, including 12 potential suitors to woo and marry.
Developed by Marvelous Inc. and published by Marvelous Europe Limited, Rune Factory 4 Special will launch in Europe and Australia on the 7th of December for the PS4 system, Xbox One, and globally on Windows PC via Steam and Windows Store. The title is available at launch digitally on all platforms, with the ‘Another Episode’ DLC included for free.