Marvelous's popular marriage of farming and action RPG battling Rune Factory is coming to 3DS in the well-rounded form of Rune Factory 4. Whereas previous instalments have jumped you from the "we're in love" stage straight to "marriage, now", Rune Factory 4 wants to slow things down. It's been hurt, you know?

Before getting hitched, your character and partner can spend time just dating, doing romantic things like going fishing, playing piano and just having a chat. During these soppy scenes the game will zoom in on the 'action', letting you get a closer look at your beloved.

While we've heard nothing about a Western release of Rune Factory 4, Wii owners can enjoy a new slice of farming-and-fighting with Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny later this year.