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XSEED and Marvelous have announced Deadcraft, a new simulation / action RPG where players must craft to survive in a treacherous world ravaged by zombies. It’s being made by Marvelous’ First Studio, the creator of Daemon X Machina.

Below are the first official details:

Rune Factory 5 has technically been around for a year, but only in Japan. But just this week, the game made its debut in North America and Europe thanks to the localization efforts of XSEED.

John Wheeler, Lori Snyder, and Katherine Sargent are some of the key people behind Rune Factory 5’s English version as they contributed to the project as the localization manager, assistant localization manager, and localization editor respectively. Recently, we were able to catch up with them to talk more about their work. You can read our full discussion below for insight into the localization of Rune Factory 5.

Nintendo Everything recently had the opportunity to speak with Shiro Maekawa, the director of Rune Factory 5. We discussed a variety of topics including the lengthy wait since the series’ previous entry, the inclusion of same-sex relationships, and more. Maekawa also expressed interest in remakes / remasters of previous titles and indicated that it won’t be another ten years for a new Rune Factory game.

You can read our full discussion with Maekawa below. 

The latest entry in the fantasy farming RPG series, Rune Factory, has arrived today on Switch with Rune Factory 5. While series fans have been well seasoned in the series’ various systems, for first-time farmers we have a few quick tips for getting started.

Rune Factory 5 has started to make its debut on Switch in the west today, and we have a new trailer to celebrate. Fans can get another look at the RPG sim title.

Here’s some information about the game:

Rune Factory 5 gameplay

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Rune Factory 5 is launching in the West this week, and so we have some new footage from the start of the game to look at. About 69 minutes of gameplay are available.

Here’s an overview for the game:

System: Switch
Release date: March 22, 2022
Developer: Hakama
Publisher: XSEED Games / Marvelous


The producer of the Rune Factory franchise, Yoshifumi Hashimoto, once summarized the games as “Harvest Moon where you wield a sword.” And while that’s technically true, it’s a bit reductive; not content in being merely another set of farming-focused slice of life experiences, the Rune Factory games lean deeper into the “role-playing” aspects of their fantasy settings, giving you more room to explore, fight, craft and shape your experience to your liking then Harvest Moon ever has. Rune Factory 5 is the first 3D entry in the franchise since 2011’s Tides of Destiny, and thus feels primed to capture the attention of more new fans than ever before. While this new entry may lack the overall polish in its mechanics and presentation that it deserves, Rune Factory 5 is still an overall rewarding experience full of charm that I thoroughly enjoyed.

XSEED and Marvelous have shared some new footage of Rune Factory 5 highlighting some of the activities you can engage in with the bachelors and bachelorettes of the game. Have a look at the video after the break.

XSEED and Marvelous have shared some new footage for Rune Factory 5 highlighting the game’s relationships. Check it out with the video below the break.

A new RPG was announced by Marvelous during the Japanese Nintendo Direct today. This RPG is called LOOP8, and it will be coming to Switch in 2022 in Japan. There is no information regarding which languages will be supported at this time.

The game has a unique system of using the emotions of characters to influence gameplay in something called “Emotional AI” (as translated by Gematsu). This makes the relationships the player forges with the characters very important and crucial to gameplay.

A small glimpse of this in action can be seen in the debut trailer.


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