First Rune Factory 5 English Gameplay, New Platforms for Beloved Farming/Life and RPG Sim Titles, and Card Battle RPG Launch Date Revealed on the Future Games Show

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First Rune Factory 5 English Gameplay, New Platforms for Beloved Farming/Life and RPG Sim Titles, and Card Battle RPG Launch Date Revealed on the Future Games Show


XSEED Games Reveals New Platforms for STORY OF SEASONS: Friends of Mineral Town and Rune Factory 4 Special, August 10 Launch Date for Shadowverse: Champion’s Battle, and Early 2022 Launch Window for Rune Factory 5


TORRANCE, Calif. – June 13, 2021 – XSEED Games, the independent-minded publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., shared a new trailer packed with announcements and information about upcoming titles as a part of the Future Games Show during E3 2021, including a first look at English gameplay for the much anticipated RPG simulation title Rune Factory 5. More information about the newly revealed titles can be found on the virtual XSEED Games E3 booth or by visiting the official E3 2021 app.


Included in the trailer, XSEED Games announced the following updates and new releases for 2021 and 2022 –


  • Shadowverse: Champion’s Battle: The strategic card battle RPG based on the hit mobile game will launch on the Nintendo Switch™ system on August 10, 2021. The publisher will be releasing a digital demo and starting digital pre-orders at a later date, with more details to be announced soon
  • Rune Factory 5: The first brand-new entry since Rune Factory 4 was released in 2013 will release for Nintendo Switch™ in North America in early 2022, and the first look at English gameplay was revealed
  • Rune Factory 4 Special: Previously released to high praise on Nintendo Switch™, the remastered classic will be coming to the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and Windows PC this fall
  • STORY OF SEASONS: Friends of Mineral Town: Previously released on Nintendo Switch™ and Windows PC, and one of XSEED Games’ all time best-selling titles, the adorable farming/life sim will be sprouting on the PS4™ system and Xbox One this fall


For more information about all four titles, read on below.


About Shadowverse: Champion’s Battle – Nintendo Switch™

In Shadowverse: Champion’s Battle, players take the role of a transfer student to Tensei Academy, where they are quickly introduced to the Shadowverse card game by their classmate, Hiro Ryugasaki. The new friends team up with Shadowverse club president (and only member) Rei on a quest to master the popular card battle game and restore the club to its former glory by winning the national championship. Throughout their adventures, players will be able to explore unique locations around the school and surrounding town, where events and encounters await in the least expected places. Team up with new friends, battle to become the national champions, and save the Shadowverse Club for future generations!


About Rune Factory 5 – Nintendo Switch™

Set off on a grand adventure in a fantasy world with the latest entry in the Rune Factory simulation RPG series. After losing their memory, the hero lands in a small town blessed by nature. There, they are recruited into a band of peacekeeping rangers, and their new life begins. In addition to their normal duties, the hero can farm the land, cast a line into the nearby river, and so much more! Team up with townsfolk to battle monsters and unleash powerful combination attacks—just one of the features new to the series. The stage is set, and the curtain rises on an exciting new adventure in Rune Factory 5!


About Rune Factory 4 Special – Nintendo Switch™ (released), PS4™ system, Xbox One, Windows PC

Rune Factory 4 Special opens with a young man or woman falling from an airship and landing in the town of Selphia. Appointed the local regent by mistake, the hero is charged with protecting the town and bettering the lives of its people. As the newly appointed prince or princess, royal duties are fulfilled by issuing orders to help the town prosper, or by taking a more relaxed approach to governance by raising crops and helping townsfolk. Should some dungeon adventuring be on the day’s itinerary, a vast array of weapons along with magic can be crafted or bought for battle against dangerous foes—companions or friendly monsters can also join to aid the player during their travels. And, of course, there’s a huge cast of lovable townsfolk, including 12 potential suitors to woo and marry.


About STORY OF SEASONS: Friends of Mineral Town – Nintendo Switch™ (released), Windows PC (released), PS4™ system, Xbox One

STORY OF SEASONS: Friends of Mineral Town is a complete remake of the beloved Game Boy Advance title, re-envisioning the charming and occasionally mysterious world of Mineral Town with updated gameplay, graphics, and characters for the modern day. Core features of the STORY OF SEASONS series also make their return, with multi-floor mining and fan-favorite events like horse racing.  Invited by Mayor Thomas to visit the farm owned by their late grandfather, a young city-slicker returns to Mineral Town to find the once thriving field has fallen into disrepair. In their new hometown, they’ll tend the land and become part of the bustling rural community. Along the way to becoming a world-class farmer, they’ll befriend townsfolk and, perhaps, even find romance.


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About XSEED Games

XSEED Games is the independent-minded publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Marvelous Inc., which is a publicly traded company listed in the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Formed in 2004 and located in Torrance, California, XSEED Games publishes interactive entertainment content for PC and consoles from the Marvelous portfolio as well as from a wide variety of third-party partners. Whether it’s Marvelous properties such as STORY OF SEASONS (Bokujo Monogatari), SENRAN KAGURA, and Rune Factory, or third-party titles such as the Corpse Party and AKIBA’S TRIP series or Granblue Fantasy: Versus, XSEED Games has grown its reputation among gamers with its critically acclaimed localizations and commitment to fans, remaining ever dedicated to its “indie spirit, player-first” approach.