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Rune Factory 4’s Staff And Glove Weapons Couldn’t Be Any More Different

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Melee weapons like swords and hammers aren’t your only option in Rune Factory 4. Like the previous Rune Factory games, you’ll also be able to use staves and play as a magic-based character instead of a melee one. This morning, Marvelous AQL released a short clip of one of the staff weapons:

 

 

Of course, the polar opposite of the staff is the Fist or Glove weapon, which lets you get your hands dirty instead of striking safely from a distance:

 

 

Rune Factory 4 is scheduled for release on July 19th in Japan.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". 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.