Rune Factory 4 Has A Batch Of New English Screenshots

By Spencer . June 12, 2013 . 1:00pm

This Summer, Xseed are bringing Rune Factory 4 to North America and released a batch of new screenshots for the game at E3.


As previously reported, Rune Factory adds new features to the game such as helping build up the town, a new dating phase prior to marriage and more. You can catch up with our full coverage here.


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  • dragoon_slayer12

    I just mite get this for me and my wife (seperately). I like the section elements, my wife would love the sims aspect

  • I swear I am going to be so broke with all these games. *pats wallet*

    • Testsubject909

      I think you’ll go beyond that and into debt.

      • *sigh* Sadly I could see that. So much temptation. It’s as if there was a huge dry spell and now is just raining games ( ;A;)

  • Pockystix

    sooo. . . no yuri in this one, right?

    • Elemiel

      There’s a sprite swap system where the MCs can be each other, people will still refer to them as “prince” if it’s Lest to Frey and vice-versa, but it’s the closest they’ve got.

    • Flandre Scarlet

      Maybe next time. They’ve already given us a Female MC and they put crossdressing in Harvest Moon, so who knows.

      Hoping they let you customize the MC in the next Rune Factory while still keeping the tone of the series intact.

  • JMaster3000

    IT HURTS SO MUCH!! #EuropeanRFFan

    • Mordina

      Indeed :<

  • I got this one pre-ordered already, now I must pre-order Atelier Meruru, Ys, Pokémon X, Mario & Luigi, Ragnarok Odyssey Ace, Kingdom Hearts ReMIX and… well, you get my point, right? Toooooo many games to get this year! I wouldn’t mind if I had money TwT

  • xXDGFXx

    I will forever prefer rune factory over harvest moon.

  • Holylifestar

    Already pre-ordered. Since about February. :D This year has been terrible for my wallet ;-;

  • TruSpindash

    Really looking forward to this game as a big fan of the Rune Factory series. I was worried that it was going to come out the same day as SMT 4 but thankfully it looks like XSeed pushed it back.

  • Nyxeth

    Still no news on a European release for RF4? =(

    • JMaster3000

      I’m bleeding from inside >.>

    • Why am I not surprised…? ^^;

  • Lemon

    Dating phase? Didn’t RF3 have something *trying* to resemble that? Well, I guess it was more like taking a girl to their favorite place for that one scene. A lot of them were sweet, nonetheless.

    • andref

      I think you are referring to certain seasonal events that involved taking a girl somewhere for a romantic event like star gazing

  • Rogerrmark

    This looks sweet. I wonder what improvements RF had since RF2….never played 3 and Tides of Desitny.

    • andref

      The major improvements since 2 would be that time moves a bit faster and doesn’t stand still when you enter buildings. NPCs have their own “lives” they live so you can see them going about their day walking around town and visiting shops and their friends. From what I noticed dialogue isn’t as scripted though you still will see NPCs repeat certain lines a bit (as of 3). Not sure about RF4, but you could do multiple requests per day instead of only 1 per day like RF2. The major change I would say that was much needed, was RF3 added the ability to carry 9 or 10 items at once without the need to put them in your inventory. But they all had to be the same item so I could carry around 9 or 10 turnips as an example

      • Rogerrmark

        Looks neat so far!Happy that it’s possible to do more than one request now.

        I liked RF and 2,although the battle system could have some improvements,that,from I heard,happened on the next entries. Getting this ASAP,along with Ys Celceta.

  • One of my favorite 3DS games :D

  • Keima88

    Damn you region locked 3DS… But I still love you!
    *hugs his 3DS*

  • piichan

    Can’t wait for this. I can finally play as a girl.

  • InfernoCommander

    I swear, aside from Raguna and Kyle all the male protaganists are traps..

    • Personally I had no trouble identifying this character as a boy.

      • InfernoCommander

        Well ya, he’s obviously a boy. Just really feminine look to him.

  • Virevolte

    The portable versions of that game always seem better to me.
    I only played the one on Wii though. :/

  • isotrex

    I’m in love with the screenshots alone. I haven’t even finished playing both Zelda’s Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages.

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