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Rune Factory Oceans Announced For Wii And PlayStation 3


imageCapcom aren’t the only publisher putting out multiplatform games across the Wii and PlayStation 3. Marvelous just announced Rune Factory Oceans for both consoles in the latest issue of Japanese magazine, Famitsu.


Rune Factory: Oceans features everything you’ve seen in previous games. The dating-sim aspect, the ability to get married, the realtime combat. In addition, Rune Factory Oceans lets players control a male protagonist, Azel, and a female one, Sonia. Character changes occur mid-game.


Rune Factory Oceans introduces the ability to explore oceans on the back of a giant named Ymir. This giant will also be able to pick up entire islands and move them to new locations, although, it isn’t clear if this is some sort of scripted event or you can move islands around wherever you like. Famitsu mentions that you can fight on the back of the giant as well, which sounds like an interesting twist.


imageRune Factory Oceans has an option to get married and Famitsu has pictures of the three brides. From left to right, they are Iris (youngest daughter), Lili (eldest daughter), and Odette (middle child).


Rune Factory: Oceans is slated for release on February 24, 2011. The PlayStation 3 version supports the PlayStation Move controller.

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.