XSEED Games Unveils Limited Rune Factory 5 ‘Earthmate Edition’
Retail Pre-orders for Limited ‘Earthmate Edition’ Coming Soon for Nintendo Switch Farming / Life Sim RPG
TORRANCE, Calif. – October 7, 2021 – XSEED Games, the independent-minded publishing brand of Marvelous USA Inc., today unveiled the limited retail ‘Earthmate Edition’ for Rune Factory 5, which is launching on the Nintendo Switch™ system on Mar. 22, 2022. The company is pleased to confirm that pre-orders for the ‘Earthmate Edition’ will be available through the XSEED Games Store and participating retailers soon.
The Rune Factory 5 ‘Earthmate Edition’ has a suggested retail price of $79.99 and includes the following contents:
- Custom outer box featuring artwork from series illustrator Minako Iwasaki
- Rune Factory 5 Nintendo Switch™ game card in an exclusive SteelBook® case
- Large 5.8” by 8.2” softcover artbook with over 70 pages of character illustrations, concept art, and more
- ‘Melodies of Norad’ soundtrack CD featuring 15 songs specially selected from across the entire Rune Factory series
- 13 exclusive in-game costumes based on the marriage candidates (+ Dolce’s ghostly companion Pico) from Rune Factory 4
The base game will be offered both at retail and digitally at a suggested retail price of $59.99, while a Digital Deluxe version including the same 13 in-game costumes from Rune Factory 4 as the ‘Earthmate Edition’ will be offered at $69.99 on Nintendo eShop.
Set off on a grand adventure in a fantasy world with the latest entry in the Rune Factory simulation RPG series. After losing their memory, the hero lands in a small town blessed by nature. There, they are recruited into an organization of peacekeeping rangers known as SEED, and their new life begins. In addition to their normal duties of helping villagers, investigating rune-related mysteries, and rounding up rowdy monsters, leisure activities bring an equal amount of excitement. Whether spending time growing crops on a dragon’s back, embarking on fishing expeditions, prospecting the mountains for ore, or participating in local festivals, there are countless ways for Earthmates to relax after a hard day of adventuring.
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 one of the twelve eligible marriage candidates and learn more about them, they can propose to their true love and start 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. The stage is set, and the curtain rises on an exciting new adventure in Rune Factory 5!
Developed by Marvelous Inc. and published in North America by XSEED Games, Rune Factory 5 will launch Mar. 22, 2022 on Nintendo Switch™ in North America. The limited retail ‘Earthmate Edition’ will be available for pre-order with an MSRP of $79.99 on the XSEED Games Store and participating retailers soon. The standard physical and digital versions will be available for a MSRP of $59.99 at participating retailers and Nintendo eShop, while a Digital Deluxe edition will be available for a MSRP of $69.99 on Nintendo eShop. This game has been rated “T for Teen” by the ESRB.