Rune Factory 4 Boss Becomes A Priest You Can Marry

By Spencer . May 17, 2012 . 1:00pm

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After you defeat certain bosses in Rune Factory 4… you can marry them. Leon is one of the bosses turned heartthrobs in Marvelous AQL’s game. Famitsu explains Leon is a lighthearted guy who teases overly serious characters, but really Leon is the kind of a guy who pays attention to other people’s needs. (So… in battle he looks for your weaknesses?)


Rune Factory and Harvest Moon games tend to have romance elements to them, but usually you skip from being friends to tying the knot. Rune Factory 4 has a dating period where you can talk to characters and give them gifts until you’re ready to confess your love. Heads up, it’s not a guaranteed that another character will say yes!


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When you’re married you can see your spouse in pajamas. Famitsu has screenshots of those scenes and mentions like earlier Rune Factory titles, Rune Factory 4 will have swimsuits.

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  • Oh wow. This game just seems so awesome. I really can’t wait to see it in North America. <3 This and that new Harvest Moon 3DS game make me glad I have a 3DS.

  • MrRobbyM

    My interest has skyrocketed.

  • Awesome, I need a hot female villain. You don’t know how I wished for that in a lot RPGs when the heroines are your typical good and moe/tsundere girls usually priest-type character lol but the villain/antagonist girls were a way more interesting.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

     …..I want a Trap in this  yes I said it a trap would be lovely in this game hahaha that would be a crazy  twist  

    • ゆい

      The male main character could pass as a girl if he crossdressed. :P

      • ShawnOtakuSomething

        pretty much all the mean males did   besides: 

        • ゆい

          IMO Rune Factory 3’s main character didn’t look that girly, maybe it’s the spiky hair. I think Raguna could if he had longer hair. >:3

          • Binku Muja

            Agreed. I don’t see what everyones making such a big fuss about. Micah wasn’t all THAT girly compared to a belly top wearing Kyle (who abandons his wife and kid might I add) and Raguna who was way too easily bossed around, “Oh, I can’t possibly enter this cave with that little piece of paper and rope blocking the way. No siree~ I have to go get a piece of paper from the A-hole mayor that says I can go in.” 

            Yes, Mic wears a hairband but I fail to see the girliness everyones raving about.  Hell he looks like a prepubescent Cloud Strife for crying out loud before his balls dropped.Although I do find it ridiculous that the guy who turns into a wooly monster gets to wear a wooly costume. Really Natsume? Really? Not only that, why a wooly? Why not something a bit cooler, I mean Raven got to look like a phoenix….and now these monster spouses. The townspeople are always cooler than the MC….why natsume? why?!?

        • icecoffemix

          Even Ragna was girly as heck, especially considering his personality in game. 

          They’ve done a good job undoing that stigma with Aden though, he’s probably the most interesting RF MC to date.

          And I’ve got the feeling that this game’s male MC would be a regression, thanks to the amnesia plot, yet again. :(

    • That would be mindblowing… Add a trap as a third MC option and have him go romancing the girls then disguise it as “Yuri” routes therefore pleasing the male fanbase who are wishing for yuri…

  • amagidyne

    I’m out of the loop when it comes to this franchise. I know I post this on every comment thread ever, but anyway, can you play a female protagonist? Is there a yuri route in this game? INQUIRING MINDS WISH TO KNOW.

    •  You can play a female protagonist, yes – the girl with light green hair and twintails is the female protagonist. I don’t know about same gender routes though.

    • haqua

      No yuri “routes” (technically, there are no routes.) but there’s some yuri-like art on the official site if I can recall! 

  • ゆい

    I’m definitely buying this…even though I own all Rune Factory games and haven’t finished one of them.>.<

  • Heidenroslein

    Ho ho ho~ I know who I’ll be romancing. :D

  • Givemeblood…Nyaa

    When i saw the first screenshot i thought it was a girl lol

    Is it so hard for them to make character that actually look like males ?

    • Elemiel

      How do you mistake Leon for a girl? LOOK AT THAT PACK

    • haqua

      You think he looks like a girl? Man, you haven’t seen a lot of anime/manga, then! 

    • Nyandroid

      ……how DARE you call MY Leon a girl!! XD

    •  I agree, but the idea of “handsome” for several cultures (including Japan) would be considered somewhat effeminate here.  Just have a look at male celebrities in east Asia.

    • Actually in the Asian countries, the so-called “effeminate” look appeals to the females here so they are doing what they’re supposed to be doing… Attracting more fans…

  • Göran Isacson

    I see that guy dressed in priest-robes and open-chest, and all of a sudden I imagine him using Old Spice and doing everything completely flawlessly and amazingly. Good news if you woo him: you have the man other men could smell like. Bad news if you woo him: every other woman in the game will be gunning for DAT PACK and they won’t mind playing dirty to get their way. God-Tier difficulty challenge. Do you accept?

    • Binku Muja

      Challenge accepted. (✧≖‿ゝ≖)
      Those leet skillz honed and crafted kicking monster butt (which in this case turns out to be a spouse) will be used to keep those conniving hoe’s off mah boi. 

  • Elemiel

    And now all the candidates have been revealed!

  • Hmmm… I like this. His pajamas are cute, too.

  • He’s sexy, I approve.

  • klkAlexar

    Wait. Does the mc have nipple tassels? Anyway, maybe I should try this when it gets here. 

    • Binku Muja

      Thank you! I thought I was the only one who kept seeing that!! Although, I’m now probably never going to be able to see the female MC’s in game picture without giggling like an idiot.

  • Nyandroid


  • boundries_san

    Oh yeah!!!! Pajama Party coming up!!!

  • neetyneety

    Holy hell, I thought “she” was a girl with a bare chest at first. I need to get my eyes checked, dammit.

    • d19xx

      Too late you’re already married…

      • CrimsonalCore


  • CrimsonalCore

    I can easily tell because he’s actually a guy. Be sure to look at the body so you can tell! And no, I’m not gay if you ask me. >.<

    It's just that I had an influence on an characters that look like a girl, but is a guy so I sorta had a long hair, too… And also, we need a little more chicks in this game, too. X3

  • The more screenshots I see of this game, the more I want to buy & play it D: I really like all the character designs that I’ve seen so far. 

  • monstas turnin’ in ta humies, humies turnin’ in ta monstas, me an’ da boyz iz so confused!

    Humie Translator Robot: i think he said he was really confused.

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