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Rune Factory 4’s Prince/Princess Is Also Part Of The Town’s Tourism Board

By Spencer . May 4, 2012 . 2:48am

imageRune Factory 4 begins when you fall out of an airship and lose your memory. A town elder rescues you and asks you to take on the role of the prince or princess. One of the goals in Rune Factory 4 is to bring tourists to the tiny village.


Producer Yoshifumi Hashimoto explained in a fan Q&A bringing in more tourists is a key point of the game and players will be able to change the town to attract more tourists.


The game uses 3D objects for maps and character models, Hashimoto explained to another fan, and seeing stereoscopic rain and snow will be a sight to see. He didn’t give many details about the game’s falling in love system when a fan asked if they will be able to kiss their dates. Rune Factory 4 won’t be like other games where you jump from being friends to being married. Players will be able to experience a close relationship a girlfriend or boyfriend.


Another fan asked about the character’s "three sizes." Hashimoto said he gets this question every time and he can’t give specific sizes since the numbers aren’t finalized. He said out of the girls Forte is the largest and Kohaku is the smallest. Diras is the largest from the guys and Kiel is the smallest.


Anyway! Speaking of three, Rune Factory 4 will have three save slots. Rune Factory 4 comes out on July 19.

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  • RaikageV

    “three sizes”?

    • Herok

      height, weight, and bust I believe
      Edit its Bust, Waist and Hip measurement

      • andref

         Since when did men have three sizes?………. nah I really don’t want to think about that when we think of breast size for women as an object of desire………

        • Herok

           Maybe he was just refering to overall size and not just the 3 sizes

          • andref

             Well you didn’t really get what I meant by my post but it’s fine… still at least I don’t have to worry about anyone measuring male exclusive parts even though three sizes for women include the breasts

  • Amnesia? whatz with all dese JRPG humiez an’ screwin’ up dere noggin? Da zoddin’ snotlings iz facepalmin’ when seeing dat, an’ dey are stupider den da gretchenz!

    • Tom_Phoenix

      I’m preety sure amnesia is a preety common plotpoint in Western games, RPGs included, as well. =P

      Lok’tar ogar, my brother!

      • Honor an’ Death? Wrong kind o’ ork, but me an’ da boyz like da warcraft orks to.

  • Any news about Rune Factory 4 is good news.  What would be the most epic news ever!? North American confirmation and release date T.T~

    • Herok

       We will get the game eventually we always do but its europe I feel bad for since it always takes them longer to get RH

      • andref

         Usually about two years after US when wasn’t it this year they finally got rune factory 2 but jokes aside they get it about year or usually more from us and we have to wait about a year or more since its a handheld translation

  • Will probably be my intro to Rune Factory.

  • Enma_Kozato

    I would imagine Diras is the largest of all the guys considering he’s a unicorn.

    • puchinri

      Oh. My. That puts things into perspective very well.

      • Binku Muja

        Leon might be able to knock him from his perch though if the screenshots are anything to go by.

        • puchinri

          Heh, good point~.

  • riceisnice

     I didn’t know guys had three sizes.

    • Hraesvelgr

      Men have measurements too, you know.

      • puchinri

        I’m just trying to figure out what the other two could be. . .?

        • ??? What do you mean? It’s still the same.

          • puchinri

            Is it? I suppose. . . it just feels odd. And I figure instead of measuring bust, you’d measure- . . .nevermind. I feel like a pervert/confirming myself as a pervert. vuv;

  • three sizes?

    • XiaomuArisu

       you know:bust,waist and the hips.

      • puchinri

        So I get that they could be measuring the guys’ junk, but what other two measurements are relevant?

        • XiaomuArisu

           Hmmm?What do you mean?I know its sound weird but the three sizes count for everyone.And I think they were just asking for the girls sizes.

    • puchinri

      I’m wondering if they refer to the sizes I assume they mean, considering he said it so casually for the a few characters (regardless of their gender – glad for it! Just confused).

  • SuigetsuHiramura

    MC/FMC: “I am your new prince/princess~ serve me.”
    Random Character: “Actually you have to work for your self, fight for yourself, and did I forget to say: you have to bring people people to this town by acting like a tour guide?”
    MCs: “You mean, I can’t just HIRE people to do that for me?”
    RC: “Nope. We wouldn’t have a game if you could. Now get cracking *prince(ss).”
    MCs: ;__; “I didn’t up for this~!”
    RC: “Tough nuts.”
    ^_^ lol

    • PoweredByHentai

      Actually, that would be the dragon that’s letting you freeload in his house/castle saying that.  The dragon is the same one that you miraculously fell on when you dropped out of the sky.

      • Beautiful Daisy ♥

        Ahaha~ yeah, the dragon would definitely fit better into my little scenario there ^_^

  • XiaomuArisu

    Not surprised about the amnesia.Almost every RF has a amnesiac hero.Lets hope that the heroes child get a bigger role like in RF2…if you can get childs.

    • Binku Muja

      Yeah, I found it disappointing that the RF3’s offspring did jack all other than hint at incestual relations. While lol worthy I’m pretty sure my 1st wife Collette would wind up devouring her daughters to prevent that from ever happening. Yes. I went for the gluttonous girl, and I love it. Carmen’s next on my hit list. That bod. That bro. Aww yeah. (✧≖‿ゝ≖)

      Here’s hoping that any potential babeh’s will be of use this time around. Or at the very least look like their dads/mother’s instead of the protag. But I suppose that was an easier work-around so to speak rather than fashion them after every available hubby/wifey. Imagine a mini-ponycorn or Leon running around the place. (*´▽`*) 

      • XiaomuArisu

         If they want my money,they should make the childs different depending on the parentsXD

  • SuigetsuHiramura

    From the prespective of a girl who likes otomes, the added dating feature of this game gets a thumbs up… times infinity XD lol

  • icecoffemix

    Awesome, so now let the prince woo the princess please.

    • puchinri

      I think you mean woo? If he’s woeing her, then that means he’s probably causing her grief. ^u^;

      • icecoffemix

        lol, you’re right. editing that nao. :p

        having them fight with each other for wifi multiplayer might not be such a bad idea though. :p

        • puchinri

          Heh, that would be pretty fun and interesting actually.

  • PoweredByHentai

    I just remembered that England also uses the Royal family as a tourist trap.  XD

    • Binku Muja

      They’re milking the hell out of that right now for the jubilee. (๑´ლ`๑)

  • haqua

     It would have been nice if the tipper was more specific…
    In order from smallest to largest, since the other bachelorettes wrren’t mentiones, was Kohaku, Xiaopai, Dolce, Margaret, then Forte.

    The guy’s sizes is their build, not their dicks, to put it bluntly. Although based on their appearances, it could really mean the same thing regardless.
    In order from smallest to largest, it’s Kiel, Vishnal, Arthur, then Dylas.

    • puchinri

      Well, that’s a shame. About the guys’ build.

  • Benny Tormoes

    The Boy prince in the header looks exactly like young Prince Richard in TOG 0.0

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