Originally an RPG spin-off from the Story of Seasons series, XSEED Games is celebrating the Rune Factory series with a special anniversary trailer.
Described by Producer Yoshifumi Hashimoto as “Harvest Moon where you wield a sword,” the Rune Factory series lets players grow crops and use upgradeable farm equipment. However, players are also given the chance to defeat and befriend monsters in dungeons. All of its combat is done in an action RPG style of play, complete with open-ended gameplay and a linear storyline.
From uncovering sunken islands to playing as a shape-shifting protagonist, see where the series has taken players with the anniversary video below:
Rune Factory – 15th Anniversary Special Trailer
For those looking for more content, Rune Factory 5 will come out stateside for the Nintendo Switch in early 2022. One can also learn more about the latest updates with the series with the newly created Rune Factory Twitter account at @RuneFactory_NA.