While Natsume handled the numbered Rune Factory games, Xseed will publish Rune Factory 4 in North America. This isn’t Xseed’s first Rune Factory title, they also released Rune Factory Frontier for Wii.
Rune Factory 4 begins when you, either a male or female character, falling from the sky unsure where they are. You are then appointed to be Selphia’s prince or princess and can manage the countryside village in the game. Rune Factory 4 has farming, cooking, and crafting quests. When you go on the field you can tame or fight monsters.
Rune Factory 4 also has a bunch of characters you can date, including some monsters that become human. Rune Factory 4 will be available this summer on Nintendo 3DS.