Rune Factory 4 Special on Switch will easily tide me over until Rune Factory 5

June 14, 2019 1 min read

3DS-to-Switch ports are something I never thought I wanted in my life, but when the wait for the next great game in your favorite franchise is months or years away, they're actually wonderful stopgaps, reminding you of exactly why you love a series so much to begin with. Case in point: Rune Factory. The action-RPG spin-off of the Story of Seasons franchise hit big out of the gate, spawning three handheld sequels, one fantastic Wii game, and the so-so Tides of Destiny. 

We know Rune Factory 5 is on the way, possibly coming to Japan next year. In the meantime, there's Rune Factory 4 Special, an HD port of the 3DS game. Published by Xseed Games, it's set to launch in the west later in 2019. This week at E3, I took the Switch port for a spin and found that life as a farming princess never gets old.

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