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  Rune Factory 4 Special Listed in Inaugural “Common Sense Selections” for Video Games
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XSEED Games, the independent-minded publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., is happy to share that Rune Factory 4 Special has been listed in the inaugural Common Sense Selections for video games. Honoring the best new video games for families to enjoy playing together, the titles on this inaugural list of video game selections feature engaging gameplay, fun multiplayer matches, and great experiences for friends and family. Rune Factory 4 Special released for the Nintendo Switch™ system on February 25, 2020 to critical praise, including a 5 Star Review on Common Sense Media.

Popular with new and longtime fans, the Rune Factory 4 Special Fan Art Contest was extended due to the numerous creative entries. Fan art will be featured and the anticipated conclusion of #RF4Scontest will be announced on the XSEED Games Twitch channel today at 5:00pm PT/8:00pm ET!


About Rune Factory 4 Special

Rune Factory 4 Special marks the return of the beloved entry in the popular STORY OF SEASONS spinoff series that combines farming with dungeon adventuring. The original game on the Nintendo 3DS™ system makes its debut on Nintendo Switch in HD bringing the joys of growing crops, raising monsters, and building friendships in an epic fantasy world to players old and new, while seasoned explorers will be delighted to discover features such as a brand new opening movie and the challenging “Hell” difficulty level. Other farm-fresh features include ‘Newlywed Mode,’ which introduces special episodes about living the married life with the game’s 12 eligible bachelors and bachelorettes featuring new voices and in-game cutscenes.


Developed by HAKAMA Inc. and Marvelous Inc. and published in North America by XSEED Games, Rune Factory 4 Special launched February 25 on the Nintendo Switch. The Archival Edition’ is available for on the XSEED Games Store and select retailers for $59.99, while the standalone game will be available for $39.99 both physically and digitally. This game has been rated by “T for Teen” by the ESRB.


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