Rune Factory 5’s new trailer sets up the story

Nintendo has a solid list of exclusives coming out this year for the Switch. Many of these include highly anticipated games such as Bayonetta 3, Kirby and the Forgotten Landsand the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. One Nintendo Switch exclusive in 2022 that has some fans excited is coming Rune Factory 5. The game was originally revealed in 2020, as a sequel to the last game released almost a decade ago. A new trailer has been uploaded highlighting some of the key aspects of Rune Factory 5of the story.


Rune Factory 5 is a life simulation game, like the franchise it’s filming, Harvest Moon / Story of Seasons, which focuses more on RPG mechanics along with other key elements of the genre. This includes the ability to fight monsters, tend to crops, and befriend villagers. This latest entry in the franchise sees players settling into the town of Rigbarth, with a new adventure awaiting them.

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The main character of the game begins with amnesia, where they go to the small town of Rigbarth, which is endowed with nature. They have a gift following a voice heard throughout the trailer, where they have the goal of unifying the town. Players can participate in a many activities in Rune Factory 5, including fighting monsters and farming the land. However, the hero can also be seen riding a tamed monster through the plains, as well as fishing in the river.

The trailer goes on to show features of Rune Factory 5, most of which revolve around the nature and wildlife of the town. This includes the entire seasonal cycle, where it can change between Spring, Autumn, and Winter as the game goes on. There’s also a bunch of towns that players can get acquainted with, as highlighted in the trailer. These NPCs can help the player, as they can unleash powerful combos in battle.

The main objective of the voice-over gameplay in the trailer is for the hero to bring about a balance between the forces of good and evil. Some of these can be seen in the underground world that players explore Rune Factory 5, such as a grassland or an icy cave. There will also be some massive boss battles that can be fought, including a giant dragon and wooden golem.

Rune Factory 5 will launch on March 22, 2022, on Nintendo Switch.

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