Rune Factory 4 blueprints EU arrival for spring
Distributor Zen United and publisher Marvelous AQL confirmed Rune Factory 4 is coming to Europe, assembling a spring 2014 release window for the farming sim/RPG hybrid. The news comes on the day Rune Factory 4 is out in North America, courtesy of XSEED.

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MarvelousAQL to release Rune Factory® 4 in Europe in Spring 2014

Tunbridge Wells (Tuesday 1st October 2013) MAQL Europe, the European division of Japanese publisher MarvelousAQL, are pleased to announce that Rune Factory 4 for Nintendo 3DS™ will be making its way to Europe in Spring 2014.
Published by MAQL Europe and localised by XSEED Games, Rune Factory 4, will be released in Europe in partnership with Zen United.
Rune Factory 4 combines the farming elements the series is renowned for, with classic action-JRPG elements in a stunning fantasy setting.
Taking place in the Kingdom of Norad, players must take on the role of Prince or Princess and bring prosperity back to the picturesque town of Selphia.
Tend to your farm and find romance among the town's singles before setting off into the wilderness and surrounding dungeons to defeat or tame monsters. It's a mix of play styles that has garnered Rune Factory well-earned praise from both fans and critics alike.
Rune Factory 4 promises to be the biggest in the series to date. Boasting hundreds of items, crops, weapons and equipment to find and grow, as well as a substantial story and rich characters to enjoy - there has never been a better time to discover this superb JRPG series.
Please look forward to more Rune Factory announcements in the coming months.
Rune Factory 4 is scheduled for release in Spring 2014
For more information on the Rune Factory 4, please contact:
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About MarvelousAQL
MarvelousAQL Inc. (Public, TYO:7844) is a leading publisher and developer of console, social and mobile games, known for titles such as No More Heroes, Harvest Moon and Little King's Story. The company was created as a result of a 2011 merger between publishers Marvelous Entertainment, AQ Interactive and mobile/ social developer Liveware.
With over 400 employees, 17.6B JPY revenue in FY2012, and offices in Japan, Europe and the United States, MarvelousAQL is now actively seeking developing and publishing partners for the next generation of online and mobile games.
About Marvelous USA
Marvelous USA, Inc. is the US-based publishing operation of MarvelousAQL Inc., overseeing its two North American divisions. XSEED Games, its brand and division for unique and innovative console, PC and handheld games, has been in operation since 2004. Marvelous Online, the company's brand dedicated to mobile and online social games, is an expansion of XSEED's mobile team thanks to acquisitions by Marvelous USA. Marvelous USA is a 100% wholly-owned subsidiary of Tokyo-based MarvelousAQL Inc., a publicly-traded company listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. More information on Marvelous USA can be found at www.marvelous-usa.com, and XSEED Games can be found at http://www.xseedgames.com.

About Zen United
Zen United is a consortium of Japanese and Asian game developers targeting European Markets. Zen United provide international business development and 'culturisation' (localisation + naturalisation) services to independent, high quality, long-standing studios to establish foundations for European business and a pipeline to collect feedback from European markets.

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