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System: Switch
Release date: February 25, 2020
Developer: Marvelous
Publisher: XSEED Games


It’s been nearly a decade and a half since Rune Factory made its debut as a more action RPG-focused spin-off of Harvest Moon, but the series has been dormant for quite some time. While we wait for Rune Factory 5, Rune Factory 4 Special brings the beloved franchise to Switch to ease people in. It’s every bit of great as you remember it to be on the 3DS, and in fact, outside of having one less screen available, it essentially carries with it the same content and style from 2012. This keeps things nostalgic and familiar, but also shows off its age.

Rune Factory 4 Special is finally available in the west, and XSEED has issued a new launch trailer to celebrate. View it below.

XSEED has readied a couple of new trailers to highlight the bachelors and bachelorettes of Rune Factory 4 Special. Both can be found below.

Marvelous Europe today announced that the fast-paced, side-scrolling adventure Dead or School is coming west on March 13. That news applies for both North America and Europe.

In Europe, the game will be sold both physically and digitally. A digital-only launch is planned for the states.

Here’s an overview of Dead or School, along with a trailer:

A new video has surfaced with the first 40 minutes of Rune Factory 4 Special’s gameplay on Switch. Viewers will find that the in-game text is available in English, so it should be pretty easy to follow along. The game will release on February 25, 2020.

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Rune Factory 4 Special originally came out in Japan last July. Meanwhile, North America and Europe are getting the game at the end of next month. Some fans have been wondering why the wait has been so long, especially given that Rune Factory 4 did previously see an English release on 3DS. In a blog post, XSEED explained the situation.

A lot of factors were involved in the new release of Rune Factory 4 Special. XSEED pointed to a change in localization programming tools since the 3DS days, needing to review the entire script, the addition of French and German text, support for dual Japanese and English audio, and fixing other issues and bugs.

XSEED wrote in a blog post:

XSEED Games offered a brand new look at the English version of Rune Factory 4 Special during a live stream yesterday. If you’re interested in seeing the footage from the recording, continue on below.

Rune Factory 4 Special arrives on February 25 in North America and February 28 in Europe.

XSEED Games and Marvelous today announced the western release date for Rune Factory 4 Special. It’ll be out on February 25 in North America, and February 28 in Europe and Australia.

Rune Factory 4 Special can be pre-loaded from the eShop starting today. By pre-purchasing the game, you’ll receive access to the exclusive Swimsuit Day DLC. The DLC is also included with the physical Archival Edition.

At launch, players will be able to get their hands on “Another Episode” DLC, which adds illustrated stories for all twelve marriage candidates in both English and Japanese. It’ll be free until March 26. After that, look for it to cost $4.99 / £4.49 / €4.99 / $7.50 AUD.

Daemon X Machina has been updated to version 1.3.1. This patch includes a variety of bug fixes:

  • Fixed the bug where starting Investigation Missions would occasionally get stuck at Loading screen.
  • Fixed the bug where sortieing while equipping Ame-no-Ohabari would end up not actually equipping it.
  • Fixed the bug where using Slot Expansion attachment wouldn’t reduce money in possession.
  • Fixed the bug where the Dreadnought would disappear from its destruction scene.
  • Fixed the bug where there would be no elemental damage effects when receiving attack with a shield.
  • Fixed other bugs.

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The RPG Heroland made it to North America last month. As for those in Europe and Australia, Marvelous today announced that the game will arrive physically and digitally on January 31.

While supplies last, a day one Knowble Edition will be distributed at select retailers. It includes a physical copy of the game, drawstring pouch, musical selections soundtrack CD, theme park-style folded map, and sumo wrestling papercraft. Pricing is set at £39.99 / €49.99.

Heroland will be available to pre-load on the eShop starting January 23 for £32.99 / €39.99 / $60 AUD.

Source: Marvelous PR