Additional Rune Factory 5 Characters Introduced
Marvelous provided new details and screenshots for Rune Factory 5, introducing four more love interests appearing in the game. Fuuka is a wereanimal who ends up in the town of Rigberth after roaming around. She has a rough early life and is currently learning to read and write, but is also able to laugh about her past and has good instincts. Ludmilla is a succubus and becomes infatuated with the protagonist. She likes living on the edge but follows self-imposed rules and can distance herself due to past incidents.
Murakumo is also a wereanimal and runs Rigberth’s inn. He is laid-back but kind and often goes all out to try and entertain the inn’s guests. Lucas is an amnesiac who shows up in town one day. Though he lost his memory, he shows great knowledge and takes interest in lots of things. Marvelous also introduced a couple of additional townspeople. Misasagi is Murakumo’s older sister who has come to town to oversee him running the inn, while Elshe is Priscilla’s older sister and runs the town’s restaurant.
Rune Factory 5 is the latest title in the Bokujō Monogatari spin-off series and combines the parent series’ farming sim elements with action RPG combat and exploration. The game sees the amnesiac protagonist ending up in the nature-surrounded town of Rigberth. They elect to join the town guard — known as Seed — to help protect the peace, spending their time adventuring with companions, growing crops on the farm, fishing, and building relationships with the townspeople. Rune Factory 5 will launch in Japan for Nintendo Switch on May 20, 2021, and is expected to release in North America and Europe sometime in 2021.