Rune Factory 4 Out The Same Day As Etrian Odyssey Untold In North America

By Ishaan . September 12, 2013 . 9:00am

Rune Factory 4 has a release date in North America. Xseed announced this morning that they will release the Nintendo 3DS game on October 1st—the same day that Atlus’ Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl goes on sale.


Rune Factory 4 will be available both at retail and as a download via the Nintendo eShop at launch. The game will cost $39.99.


Rune Factory 4 includes new features like a more advanced dating system, which allows you to carry on a relationship as lovers with your prospective partner before tying the knot. Other new features include the ability to grow your town as its newly appointed prince or princess.

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  • KuroNathan

    Nooooooooo don’t make me chose damnit! ;_;

    • Jungo

      There is no justice :( Guess I’ll just have to forgo sleep…

  • Natat

    Daaang are you serious?

    Ah well, will have to buy both in the same day then

  • Lord Búho

    Why do this XSEED? WHY!?

    • Guest

      Better than releasing it too close to Pokemon….. like they are with Ys Celceta….

      • Good point, but that’s on another system at least.

      • That’s still too close to me. I guess it could have been worse though.

      • Lord Búho

        It’s still too close IMO, but I guess it’s better than releasing it a few days after Pókemon, October is gonna be brutal on our wallets, that’s for sure.

    • Lynx

      They expect you to buy both.

      It’s a conspiracy.

  • luckgandor

    The main reason I bought the 3DS is almost here. The English voice acting is god tier – almost everyone has a voice that suits them perfectly. I hope it does well, because it’s localized by the best company its fanbase could ask for, and I would love to see XSEED take over RF localizations from now on.

    • TheExile285

      Yeah I bought a 3DS a few months ago because I wanted to get this as soon as it came out.

  • TheExile285

    Well, I know what 3DS game I’m buying on October 1st :P

  • Flynn Scifo

    *Sigh* Here goes my money… Again.

  • ronin4life

    Does Rune Factory have any special day one bonuses?

    • Unfortunately it doesn’t seem to be the case. But it doesn’t matter.

  • GameTaco

    Wait… That means it’s releasing a week earlier than expected! Yay!

  • Dream

    It’s about time, today’s my birthday as well.. I’ve been waiting for an official release date for RF4 for a long time lol.

  • SprintsMcGee

    Well now, I’m going to be busy that day

  • Takuya

    October really is the month of 3ds huh , EO:MG , RF4 , X&Y … i’ll be having less sleep time

    • Suki

      Seems like it! As much as I love EO it’s on the wait list. I ordered the Collector’s Edition of D2 and XY was an instant buy along with Rune Factory. I have most of $30 credit from Nintendo but I reserved that for Saguran Burst. Oh well. :(

  • Betrayer

    NOOOOOOOOOO Well…. My wallet is going to really hurt now… Hm… Sorry Inafune, I can’t give you any money now….

  • Manny Being Manny

    lmao, inbetween GTA5 and Disgaea D2? All those delays turned this into a game I’ll skip since I’ll be far too busy to play it now.

    • Enzo

      They only really officially delayed the game once.

    • Technically it was only delayed once, and it didn’t even extend long as it was more of a hiccup due to QA taking a little longer than expected. The dates that were previously promised by sites and stores were made up placeholders to get you hyped and pre-order the game from them.

  • Sheesh. Guess I won’t be playing this one for a while. Still gotta buy it day one to support Xseed, though.

  • Awfully close to Pokemon too. . . for as long as they delayed it, they couldn’t find a better date? ^u^;

    • Enzo

      Well, they were intending to release it earlier in the summer. It has been delayed so I think they picked the earliest they could. I mean, what other games are coming out this month? This month would have been good.

      • I know, I almost went in to pick it up before finding out about the delay (which is why I questioned they couldn’t choose a better date).

        Yeah, really. This month is empty and would have been great. And I feel that if they were already delaying it, they should have just waited for Pokemon to pass a bit (as well as EO), or release it earlier. Oh well. vuv;

  • Seraph

    Meanwhile in Europe…

    • Mordina


      • Seraph

        Think positive. We might see it in a year or three.

    • rubin

      It was confirmed like 2 days ago actually, just google it. No solid release date though, which makes me think we won’t see it in 2013.

      • Seraph

        I’ve just become very cynical about the time frame between US and EU releases for these games.

        On a more positive note, I’m glad we get them at least.

        • JMaster3000

          My Crystal Ball says that its gonna come in January 2014 but not later than Spring 2014.
          Ur not the only one who’s waiting >.<
          Lets just be patient and wait for the official announcement.
          Btw if Xseed and Zen United are gonna work together maybe we see the game in 2013? Maybe Xseed gives them their translation, that would speed up a lot the release date here!

          • KuroNathan

            Funny, mine just keeps saying please try again later no matter how hard I shake it.

          • JMaster3000

            Ur rubbing it wrong.

    • Virevolte

      Ho, you’re right. I was wondering if I wanted to try another one Rune Factory or not… but it seems the choice isn’t mine.

  • Dust Huynh



    • MrTyrant



      • Dust Huynh


        • October is gonna be a very tough month indeed XD

  • jugss

    No I am saving up for pokemon!!

  • Warboss Aohd

    an’ here iz where my free $30 in 3DS pointz from SMT4 an’ Fire Emblem come into play.

  • GibbRS

    Oh man, and that’s the same day as “Rain” on PSN. I already bought Rain, but I want the other 2 games as well. :'(

  • Lazulis


    Good for my gaming soul, bad for my funds!

  • Silent

    Each American gamer is wondering which game to choose…

    … And I’m just sitting here, praying for a Rune Factory 4 release in Europe.

    • British_Otaku

      Still waiting for EO:Untold to have a release date here and Shin Megami Tensei 4 even if I don’t have the time to play them.

      • Silent

        Nintendo Region Locked is really not very nice. At all :'(

  • What’s that wallet? You have no money? Hahaha That’s because I sent it to feed my gaming habit… ( ._.)

  • ‘Rune Factory 4 comes out the same day as Etrian Odyssey Untold’

    That’s what I said.

    Guess what other expletive I said?

    I hate being old and bills.

  • klkAlexar

    I’m curious about EOU because of the story mode, but since I’m not a fan yet I will wait until it goes on sale. RF4 day 1 for me.

    • You know a demo of that is out on the 16th. Maybe you might want to take a look at it.

      Not to mention that EO4 is out on the eShop and also has a demo you can try. It’d be a great, influential point.

      • klkAlexar

        I played the EO4 demo because I was curious about the series. But when I tried the demo and got to that part where they explain about mapping I had a flashback to P2’s map sidequests and bolted. I also wasn’t that fond of the art, blank slate characters, and perceived lack of story.

        But I still feel like I might like the series if I give it a chance, which is why I want to give EOU a try.

        • I tell you, it took me two attempts for the demo. I gave it up the first time, set it down, got back into the demo and finished it.

          Then EO4 went quick.

  • Vitonofrio del Rosso

    hullo i’m european.. Q_Q

  • Rasputing

    Well, I already have both pre-ordered… Wait, did I pre-order them at the same gamestop?


  • Kami nii

    I can’t wait!! I wanna marry Forte my saber!! :)

  • resuri

    Can’t wait for this! This will be a first day buy for since I’ve been saving my for this game ever since Hatsuu announced that they send their game for Nintendo.

  • abysswalker

    I’m so glad it’s going to be available through the eShop, over here (Mexico) most retailers never bring these games.

    This is going to be my first Rune Factory, totally looking forward to October 1st

  • Waited so long for this release date. Been excited for the game since localization was announced, and had the game preordered the day the option was available. This will be my first Rune Factory game. The only thing I’m sad about is that once Pokemon comes out these two games will clash for my love.

    • Pandy

      been waiting for this game sense it was announced and didn’t have a website yet in japan…waited months for the site…. waited another year for character info…waited for it to come out in japan and then painfully waited for it to finally release soon ;w; I could cry. i’m on cloud9! XD

  • School Idol Addict

    Damn 1st october will be crazy…
    RF4, EOU, GTAV online, Terraria 1.2 update.

  • FangElon

    About time.

  • Hinataharem

    Start october with a RAINBOW

  • laurenhiya21

    Well, good thing is that I don’t have any money to spend, or else it would be all gone. Bad thing is that I will feel terrible until Rune Factory 4 is in my grasp ;-; It looks too good ;-; (EO looks awesome as well…)

  • Fox

    I’ll maybe get the new Etrian Odyssey. I really don’t like how they’ve implemented the narrative aspect, though. (Why can’t I make my own characters AND see the story? Why must it only be ONE or the OTHER?)

    Kinda depends on the demo.

    I have zero interest in the Rune Factory series after the unabashedly awful–and nauseatingly offensive–Tides of Destiny.

  • wahyudil

    Goodbye Animal Crossing … just a few more weeks before i have to leave you

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