The Rune Factory franchise certainly has its fans, the RPG series having been gradually brought to the West by various publishers in recent years. The arrival of Rune Factory 4 in Japan last year naturally had enthusiasts wondering about when it would be localised; while XSEED is doing the honours for North America this Fall, Zen United has now confirmed that it will bring the title to Europe.
Zen United's studio director Geraint Evans said the following to jpgames.de to confirm the future European release.
You are actually the first people I’m telling. Rune Factory 4 will be brought over to Europe by us. We will be announcing it officially in the very near future.
While this new entry will include elements familiar in the series, you will also be able to choose the gender of your hero, while you can fall in love and start a family. There'll be bosses to slay in the main quest, too, but the quieter life of farming and crafting will also be part of the experience.
We'll keep an eye out for firm release dates for both Europe and North America. In the meantime below is XSEED's latest trailer for the title, so let us know what you think.