XSEED Games and Marvelous Europe announced a release date for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC versions of Rune Factory 4 Special, which is officially on the way to North America and Europe on December 7. Priced at $29.99, the digital release includes the base game—which is a remaster of the 2013 3DS original—and the Another Episode DLC.
Rune Factory 4 Special first hit Nintendo Switch on February 25. The Another Episode DLC that comes with the new versions for free adds in storybook-style episodes narrated by the 12 marriage candidates from the game, as well as Selphia’s guardian dragon Ventuswill. The bonus episode is fully voiced in English and Japanese.
XSEED describes the remastered sim-RPG outing:
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.
Rune Factory 4 Special is a remastered version of the critically acclaimed RPG simulation title that launched on Nintendo 3DS in 2013. This updated version comes with extra content such as ‘Newlywed Mode,’ self-contained adventures that unlock after marrying one of the game’s eligible candidates, and a “Hell” difficulty level for players seeking a true challenge. Rune Factory 4 Special is also available on the Nintendo Switch™ system.
Source: Press release