Rune Factory 3 Sprouting In North America

By Ishaan . May 27, 2010 . 7:23am There was never really any doubt that Rune Factory 3 would eventually make its way overseas, but Nintendo Power have been nice enough to confirm it couldn’t too far off. The table of contents for the July 2010 issue includes a listing for it on page 18.


No publisher is mentioned; however, there’s really no reason to assume it wouldn’t be Natsume as they’ve done such a fantastic job with the games in the past, and have a long-standing relationship with Marvelous. For those that are just getting caught up, Rune Factory 3 features an upgraded character interaction system by which the townspeople don’t act entirely independently of each other.

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  • Guest

    I couldn’t get into Frontier. I might try 3 out as a final test of the series for my tastes.

    • RFfrontier was great :D, but if you couldnt get into it, i really recommend you to try the DS games, the series started there anyway, and is close to what RFfrontier was, but still different. I really recommend this game, you will see more, ummm… you will see a more lively town that you have ever seen in any other rune factory or harvest moon, i say this from experience :)

  • [email protected]@@ ISHAN I LOVE YOU!!!! (LIKE A WEB FRIEND LOVES A WEB FRIEND, just in case :P)

  • Having played the import, I can safely say that it’s easily the best of the three games. Dashing, multiple item picking, faster gameplay, techniques, etc than the other two. I just hope the dubbing won’t be as bad as Rune factory 2. I should really get around starting Frontier.

  • Remina

    I haven’t played any Rune Factory games before but recently became interested in trying them the other day. Could someone suggest to me which of the three that are out would be a good one to try? Thank you muchly :)

    • To be honest, I can’t remember much of the first one since I’ve been addicted to Frontier. It’s a Wii one, but the controls have been great for me (not so much emphasis on waggling). There’s a niggling loading screen that can get to you every so often, and I can’t say the voice acting is the best, but it’s the one I would recommend since I haven’t been able to put it down.

    • All 3 are great, i recommend of course to start with the “worst” one, when i sawy worst i mean, the less “upgraded” if you know what i mean, RF1 was ok, then with RF2 they made stuff better, it would be kinda bad to play RF2 and then RF1 and stop playing this one because you were used the the features RF2 had (still there arent many features, most of the changes are in RF3)

      Of course wii’s rune factory frontier is another league, still, i think you may enjoy this one more after playing RF1 :D

  • Vino (Tim N)

    I loved RF1. Couldn’t stand two because of the terrible voice acting. Haven’t played the Wii one, but I’m really looking forward to this one. Even though the main character looks like a kid.
    I just hope that the voice acting won’t be crappy in this one.
    Everything else about the games are great.

  • The real question (for me) is when is it coming out for EU?!

  • I already missed out on the first two; I hope I’d get this + pre-order bonus.

  • jj984jj

    Great news! I hope we get some more actual hands-on impressions now.

  • The main character looks like some sort of frilly transvestite shepherd. Who thought this was a good idea?

    Oh well. Still not as bad as playing a dude in Legend of Mana, I suppose, and Rune Factory’s one of those series I’ve always wanted to get into because it scratches my unhealthy itches for turnips, swords and anime ladies all at once.

  • Joanna

    Where is my girl version of Rune Factory, Marvelous? I want to woe some boys. :P

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