Rune Factory 5 confirms same-sex marriage for the west
When Rune Factory 5 comes to the west, it’ll support same-sex marriage. According to an announcement shared by Marvelous and XSEED, “for the first time in the series Earthmates can choose any of the twelve eligible marriage candidates regardless of gender”.
The full blurb reads:
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 the twelve eligible marriage candidates and learn more about them through unique storylines, they can propose to their true love to begin 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, which fans can get an in-depth behind-the-scenes look on how it came to fruition in our newly posted localization blog. The stage is set, and the curtain rises on an exciting new adventure in Rune Factory 5!
Rune Factory 5 did not actually support same-sex marriage when it released in Japan. This is the first time it will be available in the series.
Rune Factory 5 will release in March 2022 in the west.
Source: XSEED PR