As reported last week, Rune Factory 4 will feature cameos from characters that were in previous Rune Factory games. Today, Marvelous AQL released screenshots of Barrett from Rune Factory 2 and Raven from Rune Factory 3 in the new game.
Barrett comes from Alvarna, the town in Rune Factory 2, and looks a heck of a lot cooler than he did in that game. The concept art on the right is his new look in Rune Factory 4. He’ll reinforce your equipment in exchange for raw materials.
Raven doesn’t look all that different from her Rune Factory 3 days. Continuing her line of work, she’ll sell you materials like including ore, which can be used to synthesize items. Raven’s still a little reserved, but has a more lively side hidden within.
While you will unfortunately not be able to court either Barrett or Raven into a romantic relationship (damn it), Marvelous say that both characters can be recruited as party members for adventuring.
Rune Factory 4 was released in Japan today for the Nintendo 3DS.