The Rune Factory series has been going on for more than a decade, spanning three handheld generations. In a market crowded with farming simulators and JRPGs, the games have carved out a small, but loyal niche of followers.

The next western release in the series is a special edition of the fourth entry, called Rune Factory 4 Special. This Switch release sees players take on the role of a prince or princess and make kingdom-wide orders, as well as farm labor.

YouTube page Nintendo Hall has the first 40 minutes of the game in English, where we get to see the most interesting character selection I’ve ever seen in the first few minutes. Check it out if the mixture of Harvest Moon farming and dungeon-crawling tickles your fancy.


The game releases in North American on February 25th, and in Europe on February 28th. You can pre-order your copy on Amazon today!


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A video editor by trade, Bryan Finch is a lifetime Nintendo fan, and he loves writing about his passions. He also spends too much time playing and watching fighting games. Bryan enjoys​​ movies, comics, cooking with his wife, and the idea of Elite Beat Agents 2.