Neverland Company, the studio behind the Rune Factory series, has halted operations and is filing for bankruptcy in Tokyo district court. A subsidiary of Marvelous AQL, Neverland issued the announcement on its home page, citing excessive loan repayments and an inability to raise sufficient funds.
While MAQL retains control of the IP, the status of the series was not addressed in the press release.
As the title may have suggested, Rune Factory 4 will hit European shelves in spring of 2014.
XSEED Games has set a release date for Rune Factory 4‘s North American release. The farming-sim-slash-dungeon-crawler hits US 3DSs on October 1.
Initially planned to launch this summer, Rune Factory 4 has been bumped back somewhat according to developer XSEED Games. A spokesperson stated on Facebook that playtesting the localized version was taking longer than anticipated, adding that “Right now we could be looking at a late September or October release, but it will definitely be worth the wait.”
Did you remember that E3 is just a few weeks away? XSEED Games remembers, and here’s what they’ll be putting on display: Ragnarok Odyssey Ace, Rune Factory 4, Valhalla Knights 3, and Ys: Memories of Celceta.
Speaking of Ragnarok Odyssey Ace, XSEED confirmed the PS3/PSVita title will launch in North America and Europe this winter. Apart from new game content over the original Ragnarok Odyssey, this enhanced version will feature cross-platform play between the two titles.
XSEED is looking to have a busy 2013, having announced several games to be localized this year in addition to the already-revealed Pandora’s Tower. These include: Rune Factory 4, Valhalla Knights 3, Ys: Memories of Celceta, and Ys I & II Chronicles+.
Rune Factory 4 hits North American 3DSs this Summer. Valhalla Knights 3 and Ys: Memories touch down on US Vitas in Fall. And Steam users can serve the Newell with Ys I & II Chronicles+ starting February 14.
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There’s something oddly fascinating about refreshing the stock ticker throughout the day. It’s like 2008 all over again. But enough about my weird hobbies; you’re here for the media. Here’s what we have today: Dragon’s Dogma, Final Fantasy Tactics iOS, Frontier Gate, Labyrinth Xross Blood Reloaded, Rune Factory 4, and Tales of Xillia. Continue reading ‘Mass Media 08/04/2011’ »
And to cap the evening off, how about some nice, relaxing media? Don’t get up; we deliver. Here’s what we’ve got for you: Class of Heroes 3DS, Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2, Final Fantasy XIII-2, Frontier Gate, Noora to Toki no Koubou, Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime 3, and Rune Factory 4.
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Marvelous Entertainment has just revealed that Rune Factory 4, the next entry in their RPG/sim series, is being developed for the 3DS. Apart from the expected blend of RPG adventuring and Harvest Moon-a-like farm management, the title will feature 3D visuals and added depth to the marriage system.
The game is set to release in Japan sometime this year. A US release has not been announced.
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By way of Famitsu, details have been revealed about the next installment in the Rune Factory series. Titled Rune Factory Oceans, the game features the expected mechanics – dating, managing a farm, and traditional adventuring – but with a noticeable uptick in scale. Specifically, the game apparently starts with a giant uprooting your entire island and carrying it somewhere, and said giant is a recurring feature for retrieving things from the bottom of the ocean: ships, sunken islands, and so on.
As for romance, players can marry their love interest of choice and potentially raise kids. Seasonal events will also take place during the game, such as fishing challenges and swimsuit contests during summer. An official site has been launched, although the game is currently set only for a Japanese release of Feburary 24 on the Wii and PS3.
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In this episode: Roy Brown is the man. I wish I could rewind time back to E3 so I could shake someone at Bethesda’s hand for introducing me to this golden-voiced king amongst men. That and ask them to de-nerf Colonel Autumn’s laser pistol. Oh well… there’s always mods, I guess.
To the task at hand. Today’s media includes and is limited to: Dragon Quest IX, Elemental Hunters, Hexys Force, Phantasy Star Portable 2, Resonance of Fate, Rune Factory 3, Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey, and Valkyria Chronicles 2: The Gallia Royal Military Academy. Get it while it’s hot, people! Continue reading ‘Mass Media 08/28/09’ »
More details have emerged about the upcoming Rune Factory 3, namely about some of the game’s heroines and creative uses for horticulture. Special seeds, called Active Seeds, grow immediately into something useful, like a pumpkin that sucks in enemies and does damage, or a leaf that can cross bodies of water. Additionally, the cast now includes an elven blacksmith, a girl named Chocola with a predictable love of food, and perhaps the world’s first witch-nurse. Apparently, the need for a healthy resume is truly universal.
Preorders for Rune Factory 3, set to release on October 22, will receive several bonuses, including an artbook, manga, and radio drama CD. Gaming icon Kirby has given no comment as to a possible patent infringement suit over the pumpkin-inhaling-damage thing.
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