By Chris Dahlberg

Published on Sunday, October 6, 2013

XSEED Games has announced that Rune Factory 4 is now available for the Nintendo 3DS. This latest entry in the fantasy life simulation series is available at retail and on the Nintendo eShop for $39.99. Check out a launch trailer and additional details below.

Torrance, Calif., (October 1, 2013) – XSEED Games, the independent-minded console publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., today announced it has released the eagerly anticipated RPG simulation adventure Rune Factory 4, which is available now exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system at select retailers throughout North America, as well as digitally on Nintendo eShop, at an MSRP of $39.99.

Rune Factory 4 is a fantasy life simulation game that blends farming, crop management, harvesting and traditional RPG dungeon battles all into one gameplay experience. As the game opens, players will find their character falling from an airship and landing atop a charismatic dragon. Amnesia-stricken and disoriented, players can select either a male or female hero and take their place as the newly-appointed prince or princess of Selphia.

Throughout Rune Factory 4, players will take on royal duties and can choose to fulfill an array of varied requests from townsfolk, or they can take a more rural approach to governing by harvesting their own fruits and vegetables to help out the people of Selphia in other ways. The prince or princess can also woo marriage candidates from among the townsfolk. Communication and gift giving will be key to romance, potentially resulting in marriage and perhaps even a child. Players will be aided in dungeon adventuring by the castle’s vast armament of swords, spears, and staffs along with magical Rune abilities in battle against dangerous foes, and can even be supported by a companion or tamed friendly monsters. With such a wide variety of ways to play Rune Factory 4, there’s sure to be something for all types of gamers.

Rune Factory 4 was developed in Japan by Neverland Co. and MarvelousAQL Inc., and is published by XSEED Games in North America. The game is now available at select retailers throughout North America, as well as digitally on Nintendo eShop, for the Nintendo 3DS. Fans can learn more about the game by visiting www.runefactory4.com. This title has been rated E10+ by the ESRB.

For more information on XSEED Games products, please visit www.xseedgames.com. Fans can also follow XSEED Games on Facebook at www.facebook.com/XSEEDGames and Twitter at www.twitter.com/XSEEDGames.

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