Rune Factory 5 New Trailer; Save Link with Rune Factory 4 Special Unlocks Guest Characters

Two guest characters from Rune Factory 4 Special will appear in Rune Factory 5 if you link your saves.

July 25, 2019

Marvelous held today the fourth Rune FaChannel stream; celebrating the release of Rune Factory 4 Special in Japan. The stream also included new information regarding Rune Factory 5, most notably a new teaser trailer.

The trailer shows some of the new monsters who will be featured in Rune Factory 5. It also shows the silhouettes of two characters, hinting we’ll be able to select either a male or female protagonist.

Producer Maekawa also revealed what the save link with Rune Factory 4 Special will unlock. If you do so, two guests characters from Rune Factory 4 will appear in Rune Factory 5. Who these characters are wasn’t revealed. It’s important to point out that all Rune Factory games have guest characters from the previous games, so it’s very likely other guest characters will appear in Rune Factory 5 besides those two unlocked with the save link.

Producer Maekawa also noted how each Rune Factory game has its own theme color, which is linked to the story in the game. Rune Factory 5‘s color is purple, so you can make theories based on that.

Rune Factory 4 Special is available in Japanese now. The game will launch outside Japan in late 2019. Rune Factory 4 Special is a Nintendo Switch exclusive and is localized by XSeed.

Rune Factory 5 will launch in Japan sometime after March 2020, probably in late 2020. The game was also announced in the west but has no release estimate. Rune Factory 5 is also a Nintendo Switch exclusive.

You can read our explanation of the Rune Factory series if you’d like to learn more.

Iyane Agossah

Living near Paris, Iyane (He/Him) is the head of Japanese content at DualShockers. He speaks Japanese, has been loving anime and Japanese games for over 25 years and plays Genshin Impact for its story and exploration. You can reach him on Twitter at @A_iyane07.

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