During the Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase event, Marvelous has revealed the first gameplay and more detail on the upcoming farming-simulation RPG, Rune Factory 5.
It is worth noting that the gameplay mechanic has been revamped, for example, it will not feature top-down camera anymore.
Here’s the information shared by on Nintendo website:
A new stage, a new adventure… The curtain rises on the next chapter in the Rune Factory series.
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!
・Tame monsters or team up with townsfolk to explore a massive world
・Defend the frontier and support your community as a member of a peacekeeping ranger
・Unleash uniquely powerful combo attacks with your teammates
・Cultivate crops in the fields
・Find friendship, love, and family with a colorful cast of characters
Rune Factory 5 is slated to be release in 2021 for Nintendo Switch!
This will also mark the first time for the new main entry of this series to make a debut on home console. For more information, stay tuned!