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Meet the Bachelorettes in New Rune Factory 3 Special Trailer

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.

XSEED Games dropped a new trailer for Rune Factory 3 Special that shows off the 11 bachelorettes players can date once the game releases for PC via Steam and Nintendo Switch on September 5th!

I’ve never played a Rune Factory game, but this trailer intrigues me. Dating an “apprentice witch and doctor-in-training” like Marian while playing a gorgeously illustrated farming sim and dungeon-crawler sounds like a memorable experience. Other standout ladies include Sofia, an heiress who apparently always says the opposite of what she means, and Raven, a prickly blacksmith’s assistant whom the trailer makes clear … doesn’t actually want to talk to you.

Pre-orders are now live for the Switch version of Rune Factory 3 Special. The “Golden Memories” edition includes a soundtrack CD, a custom 5” by 8” planner containing in-game seasons in addition to a real-world calendar, and an acrylic standee measuring 6” wide and 4” tall featuring protagonists from the last three games, all packaged with the game in a custom box with an original illustration.

Rune Factory 3 Special is a remastered version of the Nintendo DS classic Rune Factory 3: A Fantasy Harvest Moon. In addition to revamped graphics, Rune Factory 3 Special features a Newlywed Mode (a series of standalone adventures unlocked after marriage to each of the 11 eligible bachelorettes who grace the new trailer), Another Episode (fully voiced picture stories narrated by those same characters), and a “Hell” difficulty to challenge Rune Factory veterans!

Here’s more color on Rune Factory 3 Special, courtesy of its Steam page:

Settle down in an idyllic fantasy town as a young adventurer with a monstrous secret in Rune Factory 3, remastered for a new generation.

Features brand new to Rune Factory 3 Special include Newlywed Mode, 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 your first visit or you’re returning after a long time away, experience the unforgettable story of Rune Factory 3 with improved graphics and redesigned 3D character models.

An Adventure Spanning Two Worlds

Step into the shoes of Micah, a young man with amnesia and the mysterious ability to transform into a sheep-like monster, as he searches for a way for humans and monsters to coexist.

Thrilling Action RPG Combat

Master swords, spears, hammers, and even magic to take on powerful monsters. Recruit townsfolk and monsters alike to explore treacherous dungeons.

Sow the Seeds of Your New Life

Relax after a long day of adventuring with activities including farming, fishing, and more. Discover the many varieties of Magic Seeds, which grow into strange crops that aid in your adventure in fun and exciting ways!

Find That Special Someone

Meet 11 lovely bachelorettes, the most in series history! Learn more about them through daily conversations and quests, fall in love, then pop the question and get married. Before you know it, you’ll have a wonderful family to join in on your adventures.

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Cory Cauthon

Cory Cauthon

It took Cory a few decades to connect his interests in writing and RPGs, but he finally did! When he isn't playing or writing about RPGs, you can probably find him listening to podcasts or trying to corral his dogs.

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