Rune Factory 4 Gets Its First English Trailer

By Ishaan . June 14, 2013 . 12:32am

Xseed have released the first English trailer for Rune Factory 4 through GameSpot, and you can watch it below:



As previously detailed, Rune Factory 4 will let you play as either a male or female character, and includes a number of features that are new to the series, such as a “dating” phase prior to marriage, town-building, and adventuring with your family.


Rune Factory 4 is slated for release in North America this Summer.

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  • TiredOfMyOldUsername

    I can’t wait for this games.

  • Fairlee

    I’m waiting for the exact date.

  • I need a release date now, Xseed. I’m dying over here.

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    X-Seed. I need this waifu goodness in my vein.T_T Release date plizzzzzzzz.T_T

  • Ardus

    Im still waiting to hear if its even coming cross the pond.

  • Dust Huynh

    When I read the comments, I thought,”Wait isn’t it July 16th?”. Did a little googling plus went to GAMESTOP…and found out that there is no official release date. People are claiming August 13th which is reasonable I suppose. Hopes up even though it might not be official.

    • SprintsMcGee

      I got an email from Amazon saying it was moved to August 13th.

      • Dust Huynh

        I hope so, Amazon changed the date of Project X Zone which was initially in August to 2 months eariler than they originally said. I was happy. Sadly, they did the opposite on RF4 to a later date. T_T

        • Phlo

          Just as a heads up, the new release date for Rune Factory 4 in August is also apparently a placeholder. It definitely isn’t coming out in July, though.

  • EmptyWarrior

    Very excited.

  • refrain

    They used the Japanese opening in the trailer. Would this mean that they’ll use it for the English game too?

    • Hatsuu

      We’ll be keeping the Japanese opening, yes!

  • tubers

    Will there be full/complete English Dub?

    • Hatsuu

      RF4 is styled like past Rune Factory games, in that there’s a lot of voice acting in the form of one-liners and quips, but not necessarily fully voiced lines. They say some very cute things sometimes!

  • Luke Ng

    Dat background music <3

  • AntonioPeYangIII
    • nick_54g

      plz no

  • Oh man, that i love you, i love you too part was so kawaii xD

  • Franz Kent

    Hey guys and gals, do you think this will be available on the eshop? :O

    • Hatsuu

      I can confirm that we intend to have Day 1 eShop release for Rune Factory 4, as well as a physical option. c:

  • $48552495

    I bought 3DS just for this game

  • no news for Europe? ;_;

    • Astraye

      Wait for his release in US first, i cant wait too…

      • :/…

        • I feel your pain for the lack of European release dates ;~;

          I just hope they print enough copies this time when they release ours, unlike RF3

          Probably sometime in 2014…?

          • 2099!

          • :< b-but… better late than never, right? That's what they always say to us…

  • Astraye

    If only 3DS wasn’t region locked.

  • Adam ‘Duffles’ Duffield

    Any news for a European release?

  • Lionxie

    Kind of random, but is there a same sex option for dating?

    • Hraesvelgr


    • Pockystix

      they always forget that option

    • Dust Huynh

      I read on GameFaq forums that you can change the sprite of your lover which is really weird, but plastic surgery ftw right?! I can imagine getting my wifey a personality that I love and then being able to physically change her which equals best of both worlds.

      Plus, you can change the sprite to males too I believe.

      • Binku Muja

        Unless that feature gets removed like the mock marriage was for the twins in RF2 when you played as the daughter of the protag.

        Hopefully not though.

  • Keima88

    At least some of us get to play this. For that I am envious as well as happy.
    Have fun :).

  • refrain

    Is there voice acting in this game?

    • Hatsuu

      Yes! Quite a bit.

    • Kai2591

      Yeah, I’m curious as well.
      Especially Japanese voice acting in the localized version.

      • Flandre Scarlet

        Over on XSEED, they’ve confirmed the game will have English voice acting, and that they’re very happy with it.

        They’ve also been really wishy-washy on JP voice acting, but so far it’s “extremely unlikely” to have any. More than likely it’ll be dub only.

        • Kai2591

          I see….
          Thanks for the info!
          Much appreciated :)

  • Mordina

    Poor Europe :<

    • *pat pat* Hang in there ( ;A;)

      • Mordina

        Thanks ^.^ I will try to!

  • Game… I want you! Then the battle will be between this and Harvest Moon for my chill time gaming (@[email protected] )

  • Learii

    this look great now make a new harvest moon please

  • TruSpindash

    Really excited, sunk a lot of hours into Rune Factory 3 and I’m looking forward to spending a lot of time with this one also.

  • Tom_Phoenix

    Man, you have to wonder what Lest has done to deserve getting pushed off an airship. If it weren’t for the dragon, the castle servants would be spending all day trying to clean the resulting mess.

    I guess he can consider himself lucky that nobody tried shooting him on his way down for good measure.

    • golden izanagi

      quite a string of luck that lest is given a kingdom after a fall from an airship and not arrested by the guards there to see if he isn’t a spy for an enemy kingdom, hell the protagonists in each of the rune factory games seem to be lucky enough that they come across places with people who are nice enough to lend them a farm and a place to live even if the towns there have people that are kinda cuckoo like sofia from rf 3 with her opposite speak, and her sister who wants to make clothing from anything even from fish.

  • Philip Irwin

    >Original JP opening

    Consider me ecstatic that this is happening. While I LOVED Natsume’s pretty solid job getting a redub of RF3’s opening, I feel this theme is absolutely perfect.

    Can’t wait for August 14th (According to Amazon).

  • Prinny Dood

    Im glad the 3ds is getting rpgs I preorder this one and pxz : )

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