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Marvelous announces several games they’ll publish in Europe, including Rune Factory 4 and Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin

Posted on August 1, 2019 by (@OnePunchMaz) in News, Switch, Switch eShop, Videos

Marvelous revealed today several titles they’ll be publishing in Europe over the next couple of months. We knew that most of these would be coming West in some form, but we now have concrete details and an official confirmation. The games in question are Rune Factory 4 Special, BurgerTime Party!, Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin, and  Heroland. The full press release from Marvelous is below, which also includes some new trailers:

Rune Factory 4 Special (Nintendo Switch – RPG Simulation)

Experience the world-famous fantasy farming adventure like never before, with gorgeous HD graphics in fully remastered form. 

The joys of growing crops, catching fish, and raising monsters await players old and new, while seasoned explorers will be delighted to discover an updated opening movie. Other farm-fresh features include Newlywed mode, which introduces special episodes about living a married life and new in-game cutscenes. 

Additionally, the game features an even higher difficulty mode for expert players to take on a challenge that’s truly worthy of their skills.

Developed by Marvelous Inc and published in Europe by Marvelous Europe Limited, Rune Factory 4 Special is in development for release this Winter for Nintendo Switch.

 

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin (Nintendo Switch – Action/Simulation)

This enthralling title from Edelweiss, the two-man team behind acclaimed indie darling Astebreed (2014 in NA and EU), Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin combines side-scrolling action with deep crafting and farming simulation. 

Players take on the role of Sakuna, a spoiled harvest goddess banished to a dangerous island with a group of outcast humans. As she explores the beautiful, forbidding environments of the island, she will also find a home in a mountain village, proving herself worthy of her title by harvesting rice and bettering the lives of humans. 

In addition to being a fresh take on Japanese mythology and a love letter to action games, Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin is an ode to rice and an engrossing simulation of the craft behind agriculture.

Created by Edelweiss and published in Europe by Marvelous Europe Limited, Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin is currently in development for the Nintendo Switch.

BurgerTime Party! (Nintendo Switch – Retro Action)

Chef Peter Pepper and the Food Foes return to serve up a fresh look and tons of new gameplay in this tasty re-imagining of DATA EAST’s 1982 arcade classic! 

After firing up the grill for some action, new modes and items will have modern chefs thinking ‘outside of the bun’ to solve bite-sized puzzles like crumbling floors, oil spills, and freezing ladders, all the while evading edible enemies both old and new. 

Local multiplayer lets 2-4 friends cooperate as cooks or compete as cuisine across 100+ stages that will keep the fun from getting stale long past Mr. Hot Dog’s expiration date. Now, let’s get cooking!

Developed by G-MODE and published in Europe by Marvelous Europe Limited, BurgerTime Party! is in development for an Autumn 2019 release on Nintendo Switch.

Heroland (Nintendo Switch – RPG)

Put on your nostalgia goggles for this single-player RPG about a theme park where guests can explore dungeons, beat up baddies, and become legendary heroes—while the player assists from the sidelines as a tour guide! 

Released in Japan as WORK x WORK, this tale of princes and pixels is told by over 20 quirky characters, including overzealous knights, an irascible otter, and… *checks notes* man-eating broccoli? When the Dark Lord’s monsters are also your coworkers, it’s hard to draw the line between work and play! 

Directed by Takahiro Yamane (Fantasy Life), written by Nobuyuki Inoue (Legend of Mana), set in a colorful 2D world created by Nobuhiro Imagawa (MOTHER 3, Legend of Mana), and jam-packed with Tsukasa Masuko’s (Shin Megami Tensei) whimsical tunes, this adventure is one that cannot be forgotten! 

Developed by FuRyu and published in Europe by Marvelous Europe Limited, Heroland is in development for an Autumn 2019 release on Nintendo Switch.

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