Marvelous announced that same-sex marriage is now available through the latest update patch for the Japanese version of Rune Factory 5 . Version 1.1.0 will now allow for players to romance characters of the same sex. This can be done by confessing to the character, which will now lead into the romance scenario. Additionally, the update fixes a bug that previously prevented players from progressing a date event. [Thanks, Dengeki!]
In September 2021, it was revealed that Rune Factory 5 would have same-sex marriage immediately available in its international release. Additionally, XSEED confirmed that the Japanese version would receive a patch that would allow for this option. That patch has officially arrived for the Japanese version of Rune Factory 5. Players can now romance any marriage candidate of their choosing, regardless of gender.
There are a total of twelve marriage candidates for players to choose from. This means that six bachelors and bachelorettes are available to romance, and eventually marry, in Rune Factory 5. Marvelous previously detailed the game’s marriage system. Players can give their potential marriage candidates gifts to raise their affection. After enough gifts, and with enough time, players can then propose to the candidate of their choice. Now that same-sex marriage is available in Rune Factory 5, players can pick from either roster of marriage candidates.
Rune Factory 5 will release worldwide on March 22, 2022 for the Nintendo Switch. It is immediately available in Japan.