Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny Is For Almost Everyone

By Ishaan . August 15, 2011 . 10:00am

Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny still doesn’t have a release date, but it can’t be too far off. It’s due out this year and it received its ESRB rating (Everyone 10+) recently, too. That’s the same rating as Rune Factory Frontier on Wii. The DS games all got a regular “Everyone” rating. Here’s the summary:


“This is a role-playing game in which players assume the role of two friends on an adventure to undo a mysterious curse and save their world. As players explore fantasty environments and interact with human characters, they use swords and magic attacks to defeat roaming monsters (e.g., golems, trolls, spirits) in melee-style combat. Battles are accompanied by cries of pain, slashing sounds, and colorful bursts of light; enemies disappear when defeated.


“Players can purchase and drink wine to replenish their hit points; other references to alcohol appear in the dialogue (e.g., “Wazzat? Yeh’ve got guts, tellin’ me that I can’t drink no more” and “Even though the booze is so good . . .”). As the game progresses, characters can choose to marry various bachelors/bachelorettes; in one sequence, players vote for female contestants in a swimsuit competition (e.g., “My swimsuit from last year is a little tight at the bust.”).”


Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny released in Japan earlier this year. The next major Rune Factory game currently in development is Rune Factory 4 for the Nintendo 3DS, but that game doesn’t have a release date yet.

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  • When is oceans out in the west?

    • Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny still doesn’t have a release date

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      • Actually, I just pre-ordered a copy at Gamestop. Says it comes out on 9/27/11.

        • Still no official word from natsume though, that is the one that counts… as far as my experience can tell me…

  • Cant wait too play this awesomeness on my sexy ps3 T_T!

    • Code

      But isn’t it coming out on PS3 also >o>? potential importing o3o?

      • Wait, what o.o? Are you separating my sexy ps3 with all the other ps3s out there? xD oh my, im grateful

        • Zero_Destiny

          Your PS3 has got nothing on mine. Because mine has a sexy Dragon Quest Background. :P  Mu wha ha ha ha ha!!!!!!! Compared to my PS3 yours is nothing but the ugly stepchild.

          • YOU BARELY TURN ON YOURS, and i know it! you are never on!

          • Zero_Destiny

            I’m preserving it’s sexiness. You just go about abusing yours. I take care of mine like the delicate flower that it is. :D

        • Code

          Haha I misread — but Wildarm’s PS3 is so sexy he has to import all his games >w<'

  • Xeahnort

    “Players can purchase and drink wine to replenish their hit points”

    Great way to prevent underage kid drinking xD

    On topic:

    I really hope Rising Star Games or Xseed publish the PS3 version in the west. I love Rune Factory.

    • Wackoramaco87

      I think Natsume is actually publishing both versions! =D

      • Zero_Destiny

        Yup Natsume is localizing both versions of the game in the United States. So we got both the PS3 and Wii version. Natsume even had the PS3 version up and running at E3 in English. It’ll come out soon enough. Not sure about Europe though. Hopefully since Rising Star seems close enough to Natsume it will come out there too.

    • I know for sure there was a bar on A/Another Wonderful Life and DS (and Cute) in Harvest Moon. And the characters look even more baby-ish on there.

      Always the best way to replenish health after a day in the fields, a nice alcoholic beverage. Instead of, you know, water, lol.

  • I can`t wait any longer! No matter how much money it costs, I`ll pay up. :)

    • 49.99 won’t cost that much but yeah can’t wait for it to come out though if it comes out next month I have to say good bye to my paycheck and say hello to instant noodles and water/powder drink for that month.

      • That’s a true gamer right there.

  • Natat

    This game is rumored to arrive on October 18, I can only hope that’s true.

  • They forgot the whole marriage, implied sex and pregnacy of seemingly underage characters xD

    • puchinri

      I thought we use miracle potion to have babies in RF? :’)

      Just kidding. >u<;

      But technically, only the "implied sex and pregnancy of seemingly underage characters" would be anything to warrant any caution. Then again, by that age, children are just about learning of periods and the baby-making process in elementary school anyway. So if it's new to anyone… Well, that child needs to pay attention more and good luck to the parent trying to explain it as delicately as they would in class.

  • Cannot wait to play this.  This might be the last RPG on the Wii localized if NoA doesn’t care.

  • badmoogle

    Nice!I can’t wait to play this,i find the feel-good atmosphere of this game very appealing!I wish it came out during summer though,its theme setting would have been very appropriate.:)

  • SerendipityX

    Why don’t we have a release date yet? I totally forgot about this game until just now. DO WANT. 8D

  • DanteJones

    Can’t wait to play this one, sounds like it may be the best Rune Factory yet. :D

  • Syltique

    This looks really good and I’ll probably get it.  I have to admit though, I’m not a fan of the character designs at all.  

  • Remina

    I’m very excited for a NA release. Rune Factory for my PS3 would be right up my alley (Day1 baby, as they say). I remember playing Back to Nature and thinking how it’d be nice to have trophies for shipping X amount of goods and such. I always seem to stop playing after I get married so trophies would be that extra push to keep going.

  • I’m still not sure if I’ll pick this one up; especially if you have to play all the way through as the guy, and if there’s no yuri in it; like in RF2 o 3o

    • puchinri

      I hear you can’t play freely as Sonia until about ch.5 or something like that. And considering she only has three frickin bachelors to choose from, a yuri option would have been especially smart.

  • puchinri

    Even though I’m not as excited for this game anymore (we got the crap end of the stick again…), I’ll probably pick it up anyway for the Wii. I kind of want to wait for a price drop though. 

    I suppose there’s still quite a few things I hadn’t thought to look up though yet. …Time to watch some gameplay and go through some guides.

  • Kai2591

    I just hope it’ll have Japanese voices.

  • Learii

    its is the release date 10/18/2011?

  • Setsu Oh

    i need more info on this for it to be in my ‘new jrpg list to look forward to’….. new info like videos? so far i only have eternal sonata and the weird acid trip folklore as jrpg and the ps3 has been on the shelves for 5years already. there is a lack of jrpgs and i don’t know  that rune factory won’t be as childish and boring as eternal sonata; oh that , and namco do not want me to play their vesperia game. why is it STILL so expensive? ff13 was down a lot less than a year after it was released! i can’t import a ‘new’ game so high priced! i’ll pay it twice! thx namco!

    • HistorysGreatestMonster

      Would you like a list of PS3 JRPG’s? It seems people either ignore or don’t know about the NISA games. I mean, from them alone (and avoid Last Rebellion), you have Atelier Rorona, Atelier Totori, Ar Tonelico Qoga, Cross Edge (which is not as bad as people say), Disgaea 3, Disgaea 4, Hyperdimension Neptunia (which I personally did not like, but the sequel looks like a big improvement), and Trinity Universe. You’ve also got White Knight Chronicles I & II, Tales of Graces F, 3D Dot Game Heroes, and Valkyria Chronicles. Plus, there’s the multiplatform RPG’s like Resonance of Fate, Nier, and Enchanted Arms (once again, nowhere near as bad as people say it is).

      The games are there. You just have to look for them. 

  • ManaKnight

    I’m so buying the PS3 version.  I sort of played Rune Factory, but haven’t had the chance to really put time into the series.

  • HistorysGreatestMonster

    Very excited for this. PLEASE DO NOT COME OUT IN SEPTEMBER! I already have five games to buy that month (Disgaea 4, Atelier Totori, WKC II, Ico/SOTC, GOW Origins). I cannot afford another game. October’s a nice empty month.

    • Ack don’t remind me. I also have Tales of Xillia, Dead Island and Gears of War 3.

    • King of Fighters 13, Ace Combat: Assault Horizon, Dark Souls, and Battlefield 3.

      October isn’t empty. Not for me, it isn’t.

      • HistorysGreatestMonster

        The only one I’m getting is KOF XIII (and also House of the Dead: Overkill, but that’s a discount game). Never beat Demon’s Souls, so I won’t get Dark Souls. Not into flight simulators. Not into FPS games. So, fairly empty for me. Enough that I could afford one more game that month.

  • I love you Rune Factory for coming to the PS3 *hug*

    But yeah, I still have to finish Fronter though

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