Rune Factory 5 is set for release next year on March 5, 2022 and pre-orders are now live. For those that get the physical edition of the in Europe and Australia, they will receive a special “Wooly Plush Bag Tag”. The Limited Edition which is dubbed the “Earthmate Edition” will only be available exclusively by the retailer GAME in the UK.
While those in North America get the “Earthmate Edition”, albeit no Wooly plush through XSEED Games Store and participating retailers.
The cost of the Earthmate Edition will be $79.99 and will include:
The physical game
Custom box with artwork by series illustrator Minako Iwasaki
A Steelbook case
A softback art book with artwork from the game
The “Melodies of Norad” 15-track soundtrack CD
13 exclusive in-game costumes based on the marriage candidates from Rune Factory 4
The Standard Edition will be going for the usual $59.99 while the Digital Deluxe Edition which includes those 13 in-game costumes from the Earthmate Edition will also be available for $69.99.
Here’s some more info about the game:
In the sleepy border town of Rigbarth, mysterious events are unfolding, affecting the runes that govern the balance between humanity and nature…
As the newest ranger for the peacekeeping organization, SEED, protect the frontier town by rounding up rowdy monsters with your official SEED-issued spell seal. When not on a mission, work with the people of Rigbarth to help the town flourish through farming, festivals, and friendships!
As the balance of peace begins to shift, however, it comes time to prove yourself. Team up with townsfolk and embark on a grand adventure to unravel the mystery befalling the land, embracing your inner-power to halt the descent into chaos.
Venture into the vast, vibrant wilderness with friends from Rigbarth by your side to unlock powerful and stylish link attacks that encourage teamwork and strategy.
Fantasy farming taken to new heights
Tame monsters to serve as your helpful farmhands as you grow a wide variety of crops on the backs of dragons!
Relax in your new home
Take time out of your adventure to enjoy the gentler pace of town life. Compete in cooking, crafting, and fishing contests or invite your sweetheart to join you for stargazing during one of Rigbarth’s many seasonal festivals.
Find your special someone
Forge friendships and get to know the eligible marriage candidates of Rigbarth by completing their unique storyline. Fall in love, pop the question and even start a family!