Harvest Rune Factory 4 in Europe, Australia next week

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Dedicated Rune Factory 4 fans living in Europe and Australia, your patience will soon be rewarded: XSEED and Marvelous Europe will release the 3DS JRPG in both territories on December 11 for £24.99 (€29.99 or $49.95 AUD), according to a related press release.

Rune Factory 4 was released in North America on October 1, 2013, but Marvelous Europe eventually called off its regional release, explaining that it was "not possible to do" at that time. The cancellation followed RF4 developer Neverland's filing for bankruptcy and closure within two months of the game's US release. Hope for a European release was revived in October 2014 however, when Vice President of XSEED Ken Berry confirmed the publisher's work to secure a European launch for RF4.

To those that have waited this long for RF4: Enjoy the feast.
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Highly acclaimed and desperately desired: 'Rune Factory 4' comes to Europe and other PAL territories on 11th December, 2014!

London, 4th December 2014 – XSEED Games and Marvelous Europe are delighted to announce that Rune Factory 4 for the Nintendo 3DS™ system will finally be cropping up in Europe and Australia on 11th December, 2014, exclusively via the Nintendo eShop at an RRP of £24.99/€29.99 and $49.95 AUD, respectively.

Rune Factory 4 is the latest instalment in the critically acclaimed Bokujo Monogatari spin-off series, which revolves around the same addictive life simulation and farming activities that its father franchise, now known as STORY OF SEASONS, is famous for. The Rune Factory series, however, also incorporates classic action-JRPG elements into the mix, all framed in a stunning fantasy setting. Taking place in the Kingdom of Norad, players must fill the shoes of a Prince or Princess and aid the people of a small, picturesque town named Selphia in achieving lasting peace and prosperity.

Created by acclaimed series producer Yoshifumi Hashimoto, Rune Factory 4 is by far the most ambitious title in this storied series. Boasting countless items, crops, weapons and other pieces of equipment to find and grow, as well as a substantial story with richly developed characters, innumerable hours of enjoyment await within the humble confines of this download. Players must 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 well-earned praise both from fans and critics alike.

Rune Factory 4 has been the most successful iteration in the series to date, having sold out at North American retail stores on numerous occasions due to unprecedented demand. Fans outside of Japan and North America have been desperate to get their hands on this Nintendo 3DS system exclusive title ever since.

"We know how great Rune Factory 4 is, which is why we're so happy it's releasing in PAL territories" commented Steven Tarry, Marketing Manager, Marvelous Europe. "2014's been a great year for Nintendo gamers, and this really is the icing on the cake."

"Rune Factory 4 is irresistibly charming." IGN

"Simply put, you'll never have a shortage of things to do in Rune Factory 4..." US Gamer

"Rune Factory 4 provides an infinite amount of gameplay that doesn't end once the main story does." Nintendo World Report

Rune Factory 4 features:

Huge game world - The incredibly large and diverse amount of activities on offer ensure that each day is a new adventure

Customise your battle strategy - Use swords, spears, staves plus other weapons, Rune Abilities and more to personalise your battles, and bring friends or even monsters with you into combat for moral and tactical support

Start a passionate romance! – For the first time in series history, players may choose a male or female protagonist, then pursue the dream of a loving wife or a caring husband from among the game's colorful cast of characters

Take charge of the town – The game's "Order" mechanic allows players to employ their regal powers to hold festivals, enact sweeping changes and otherwise make Selphia into a town that people just can't stop talking about

Rune Factory 4 will release for the Nintendo 3DS system exclusively via the Nintendo eShop on 11th December 2014 at an RRP of £24.99/€29.99/$49.95 AUD
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About Marvelous Europe
Marvelous Europe is a subsidiary of Marvelous, Inc. of Japan - which is a Japanese allround entertainment company that produces online games, console games, amusement/arcade games, audio and visual software as well as stage musical productions.

Marvelous Europe is dedicated to bringing the best Japanese games to the west, and also partners with mobile and social game developers around the world. Recent successes include the SENRAN KAGURA series on PlayStation Vita and the multi-million downloaded titles Touch Racing 2 and Runbot.

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