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First Rune Factory Oceans Screenshots Surface

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    Yesterday, Marvelous Entertainment revealed Rune Factory Oceans via Famitsu magazine. The game features two protagonists, Azel (male) and Sonia (female), and in a new twist, you get to play as both genders. Here’s a better look at the both of them:

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    Additionally, Oceans also lets you ride on the back of a giant, named Ymir, to explore the surrounding oceans. Ymir can lift entire islands and move them to new locations. We aren’t entirely certain of the extent to which this affects the game. You can also fight on Ymir’s back. Here’s a good look at him, courtesy of Famitsu:

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    Naturally, it wouldn’t be a Rune Factory game without combat, so here’s a quick look at that, too. It looks like Neverland Co. are trying to give the “dungeons” a little more diversity this time around than in Rune Factory Frontier. In fact, that ship doesn’t look like a dungeon at all.

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    Rune Factory Oceans is slated for a February 24th, 2011 release on Wii and PlayStation 3 in Japan. Early buyers will be able to grab a visual book, a drama CD, a set of guest illustrations and a beginner’s guide to the Rune Factory series along with the game:

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    Ishaan Sahdev
    Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at GamesIndustry.biz. He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.




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