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Rune Factory 3 Special Launches for Switch, PC on September 5th

A screenshot of artwork depicting the logo of Rune Factory 3 Special in golden font, the three covered in a blooming kaleidoscope of orange and green flowers.

The Nintendo DS fantasy farm sim is back for an expanded remake titled Rune Factory 3 Special and arrives on Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam on September 5th!

To celebrate the announcement, publisher XSEED Games revealed a new trailer:

A limited edition bundle (€59.99 / £49.99) will be available to order from the Marvelous Europe website. It will also be available in North America, but XSEED has not revealed pricing for that region yet. The physical limited edition includes the following:

  • 140-page A5 notebook
  • Character stickers
  • Micah, the protagonist, themed pin badges
  • Woven patch
  • A3 poster
  • Access to the game’s “Swimsuit Mode”
  • Custom box with original Rune Factory 3 Special art based on the anime opening

Standard (€39.99 EUR/£34.99 GBP) and Digital Deluxe (€49.99 EUR/£44.99 GBP) versions of the game are now available to pre-order on the UK Nintendo eShop. The Digital Deluxe Edition includes the aforementioned “Swimsuit Mode,” a mode that grants players the option to place Micah and all 11 romance options in swimsuits for every season of the game. Pre-orders will also grant you an extra outfit for Micah: Ryker’s outfit from Rune Factory 5. Again, these items will be available in North America but pricing is not yet available.

About Rune Factory 3 Special

In Rune Factory 3 Special players take on the role of Micah, a young man with the power to turn into a golden sheep-like monster known as a wooly. Rescued by a young woman after falling headfirst into the provincial town of Sharance, Micah awakens with no memories of his past and soon finds himself embroiled in a longstanding conflict between humans and monsters. Micah must work to build bridges between the races to restore peace, all while uncovering a shocking secret of his own.
Featuring brand new content including Newlywed Mode, a set of standalone adventures unlocked after marriage to each of the game’s 11 eligible bachelorettes and a “Hell” difficulty level to challenge even veteran players!
Whether it’s a first visit or a return to Sharance after a long time away, players can experience the unforgettable story of Rune Factory 3 with improved graphics and redesigned 3D character models.

Stay tuned to RPGFan when Rune Factory 3 Special launches on September 5th for both Europe and North America!

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Tyler Trosper

Tyler Trosper

Tyler Trosper is a news writer for RPGFan. He has an unhealthy obsession with the Xeno franchise, especially Xenosaga. He runs a podcast about the series in his free time and sometimes works on fan projects. Tyler would die happy if Xenosaga Episode IV was announced. Besides Xeno, Tyler enjoys watching anime, his favorite being Neon Genesis Evangelion.

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