Rune Factory Oceans Has Guest Characters From Rune Factory Frontier

By Ishaan . January 20, 2011 . 11:31am

Famitsu have an interesting Rune Factory Oceans reveal this week: the game actually contains three guest characters from Rune Factory Frontier. Annette the mail girl, Tabatha the maid, and Candy, who you might remember as the girl that made you Rune Stones.


The three characters aren’t all part of the main story, however. Annette, for instance, only appears once a month. She’s a cheerful girl lugging a gigantic bag of packages. Tabatha seems to have left Bianca’s service temporarily, and is on hand to assist Electra (pictured to the right) with her handicrafts.


Meanwhile, Candy (Cinammon’s younger sister), is now a student at the Royal Academy of Magic in the kingdom of Norad, where her grandfather, Kanno (the old guy from Frontier), used to work. She’s at Finis Island to conduct an investigation of the island’s spirits.


Oceans also has an interesting feature new to the series: mock-marriages called “sea ceremonies”. These appear to be for players who end up liking characters you can’t marry in the game. The mock-marriage lasts for a single night, and Candy is one of the characters you can mock-marry.

  • Jaxx-Leviathan

    Awww, I’d like Selphy to be a guest as well… but Candy is a nice addition, loved her voice in Frontier. And mock-marriges sounds interesting, I often end up liking one of the unobtainables better than those available. I wonder if Candy has grown up a bit since you can mock-marry her…

    • YES! SELPHY FO’ LIFE!!! AHHHH GOD, i still wonder why her story was so weird T_T i cant belive she never told you she was a princess even after getting married, and it even seems like the country she is princess of forgot about her.

      Edit: I feel i repeat the very same thing everytime i talk about her haha

  • So glad this is coming to PS3.

  • omg candy xD i wonder if she is bigger… and wth! that mock marriege sounds cool, but wrong haha xD

  • Barrit

    This better come to the US. I don’t want to miss out on those awesome, aerial, dual sword, crazy combos!

  • M’iau M’iaut

    Will they take it even further and have them show up 9 months later with a surprise for you and the little wifey! Where your wife then screams ‘hussy’ at the guest character before plunging a kitchen knife into her back…..and then yours.

    • vadde939

      Brilliant! If only it really did let that happen in the game. :D

    • School Days style

      • M’iau M’iaut

        Unless of course you are given one risky chance to get out from being a pincushion by lying like a rug or dashing Kobe-style to the deepest most dangerous cave and dig out the world’s biggest diamond.

    • puchinri

      It would be even better if a male guest character showed up with a surprise for Sonia and hubby. (But in my version, they’d all just become some perfectly happy but weird family.)

    • PrinceHeir

      i want a maid mode and swimsuit party you know? :P

      gonna buy this even though i already have plan tons of things to buy.

  • Caligula

    So… is a one night mock marriage supposed to be a nicer term for one night stand?

    • That is what it seems, you will be treated as if you were married with her/him for a night, and that is all lol, just to make you feel satisfied if you want that not elegible someone

      • Kai2591

        lol guess this feature will have to do for now..until they make a truly complete game where you can marry absolutely ANYONE (well, anyone of the opposite gender who can be legally married, that is…)

  • HarryHodd

    If only I could mock marry in real life.

  • Vino (Tim N)

    Mock-marry? Couldn’t it just be called a date? Thats what it really sounds like. Hopefully mock-marrying or dating a guest character won’t do anything to your relationships to whichever main girl you’re courting.

  • puchinri

    Interesting~. I’m still a bit blue over the bachelors, and some of my preferred Frontier characters don’t seem to be appearing, so that’s a pity (woe is I), but I’m still liking the sound of things. …Can you mock-marry someone the gender as your character at the moment? (Do we know for sure how that works yet?)

    I wonder if this increases the likelihood of Xseed getting to localize the game since RFF characters are present?

  • ANETTE! (╹ヮ╹)

  • “mock-marriages called “sea ceremonies”.”

    So this is what we’re calling one-night stands now? Cute.

    • M’iau M’iaut

      That’s likely because saying “Getting hot and nekkid on the beach” would have led to an M rating.

  • Anette! Her presence here has automatically increased my interest in this Rune Factory game immensely, even if I have to wait an entire month to see her.

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