Will there be a Rune Factory 5?

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#1 Posted by Left4Jess (41 posts) -

So I just played Rune Factory 4, and it is awesome. I was hoping there would be a 5th one, but it looks like the company went bankrupt? I heard that they were bought out, and there is a possibility for a 5th one. I hope so, I LOVED the 4th one.

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#2 Posted by kiboukuran (3 posts) -

RF4 came out in 2012 in Japan. There have been teasers for an RF5 but nothing concrete. With the recent switch coming out RF fans are going wild since harvest moon games will be on switch so it is a possibility RF5 will too. Unfortunately there have been no news recently by actual creator. So these are just speculations. Also the rune factory series hadn't been selling until RF4 came out to be the best selling in the series. I loved all the ds rune factories except the first one personally which kind of seemed dead but RF2 was my favorite. It had two parts to it so you could play for awhile. Hopefully more news will come out but we just need to be patient

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#3 Posted by iandizion713 (16025 posts) -

@left4jess: They do Story of Seasons now.

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#4 Edited by kiboukuran (3 posts) -

@iandizion713: yeah after neverland closed down the team split so harvest moon is now story of seasons while the newest harvest moon games have no affiliation to the 'harvest moon' series. They did a 10 year anniversary with rune factory costumes and such but it's only been released in japan so far. I wouldn't reccomend the other harvest moon series. The first two games have the same exact setting just different bachelors and bachelorettes. Story of seasons is the go to game if you want farming. But rune factory series is the best. I loved stardew valley it just got boring after awhile while rf4 can keep your attention for years really

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#5 Posted by Left4Jess (41 posts) -

@kiboukuran: Its a shame. RF4 was amazing, and I cannot stop playing it!!! I have to say I am disappointed with the recent Harvest Moon games. I am not a fan of that Minecraft-ish style of play, unless I am playing Minecraft. I really miss the older Harvest Moon games.

Well I will keep watching the updates, and hopefully RF5 will be in the making.

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#6 Posted by Eikichi-Onizuka (9178 posts) -

I hope so, I'd like to see Rune Factory on Switch.

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#7 Posted by iandizion713 (16025 posts) -

Yeah, would be nice to have it on Switch. Did someone buy the rights, or who owns the rights?

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#8 Edited by Yuukiw (2 posts) -

@kiboukuran said:

@iandizion713: yeah after neverland closed down the team split so harvest moon is now story of seasons while the newest harvest moon games have no affiliation to the 'harvest moon' series. They did a 10 year anniversary with rune factory costumes and such but it's only been released in japan so far. I wouldn't reccomend the other harvest moon series. The first two games have the same exact setting just different bachelors and bachelorettes. Story of seasons is the go to game if you want farming. But rune factory series is the best. I loved stardew valley it just got boring after awhile while rf4 can keep your attention for years really

thats just wrong.

Harvest moon never had to do anything with Neverland. Harvest moon always was Marvelous.

Rune Factory was a spin of to the series that neverland was allowed to make but the rights to both harvest moon and Rune Factory where with Marvelous. (Neverland was owned by Marvelous)

Harvest moon now being called Story of seasson also has nothing to do with Neverland going down. The reason for the name change lays with natsume, who after losing the licensing rights to xseed didnt want to give up the name (and now make their own games under the brand). So xseed decided to use a more literal Translation of the Japanese name.

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#9 Posted by kiboukuran (3 posts) -

@yuukiw: actually rune factory and harvest moon have a lot to do with each other since both are made from the original creator and i was pointing out that harvest moon is not story of seasons while previous harvest moon games are part of story of seasons

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#10 Edited by JapanJelly (1 posts) -

Rune Factory would look so magical & exciting on the Nintendo switch. It's been a dream to enjoy more Rune Factory games on the big tv screen,not just the 3ds. I loved the series <3

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#12 Edited by Sintyr (1 posts) -

@left4jess: I have been playing Rune Factory 4 for over two year's now (still working on the quest to get Venti back, but it's a pain) and I heard about the bankruptcy early into my playing it. I do not own 3, 2, or 1; but until something concrete about a 5th comes out I've been getting the one's that are on the PS3 or Wii. Anything to tide me over. But I do wish they allowed you to go for more mature characters. Such as the one on the Wii that has an awesome eleven woman black smith. And two females named Iris that you're not allowed to go for. And in the one I have on the PS3, you have a better selection of females to go after than males. So, it seems almost obvious to take the males body. The game play in Tides of Destiny still confuse me

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#13 Posted by GTShadowWolf (1 posts) -

I remember playing the first rune Factory as a five to six year old, it was my favorite game to play, I completely forgot about it till last night when I got a bit of dasavo who’ll playing harvest moon, and spent two and a half hours trying to figure out what it was called, and tomorrow I am going to get rune Factory 4 and go down memory lane, of one of my favorite childhood games

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#15 Posted by Patrickq (19 posts) -

I thought Rune Factory 3 was superb, but just recently I started playing 4 and I'm blown away. I'm so hoping that we'll see the fifth game in the series, but I'm not sure about it being for the Switch. The mostly 2D handheld graphics fit really great for the series and It's hard to imagine them doing something nearly as big in size of Rune Factory 4 in full 3D on the Switch.

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#16 Posted by Bob28713 (2 posts) -

OH MY GOD! Nintendo direct 2-13-2019 has confirmed... THERE WILL BE RUNE FACTORY 5.

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#17 Posted by KBFloYd (21604 posts) -

@bob28713 said:

OH MY GOD! Nintendo direct 2-13-2019 has confirmed... THERE WILL BE RUNE FACTORY 5.

lol nice necro

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#18 Edited by Bob28713 (2 posts) -

@KBFloYdsaid:

lol nice necro

Hey now, I made an account just to say that lol. I don't care if its necro and there is a penalty or something. It has been 7 damn years.