XSEED Games and Marvelous Europe are delighted to announce that Rune Factory 4 for the Nintendo 3DS system will finally be cropping up in Europe and Australia on 11th December, 2014, exclusively via the Nintendo eShop at an RRP of £24.99/€29.99 and $49.95 AUD, respectively.
Rune Factory 4 is the latest instalment in the critically acclaimed Bokujo Monogatari spin-off series, which revolves around the same addictive life simulation and farming activities that its father franchise, now known as STORY OF SEASONS, is famous for. The Rune Factory series, however, also incorporates classic action-JRPG elements into the mix, all framed in a stunning fantasy setting. Taking place in the Kingdom of Norad, players must fill the shoes of a Prince or Princess and aid the people of a small, picturesque town named Selphia in achieving lasting peace and prosperity.
Created by acclaimed series producer Yoshifumi Hashimoto, Rune Factory 4 is by far the most ambitious title in this storied series. Boasting countless items, crops, weapons and other pieces of equipment to find and grow, as well as a substantial story with richly developed characters, innumerable hours of enjoyment await within the humble confines of this download. Players must farm and find romance among the town’s singles before setting off into the wilderness and surrounding dungeons to defeat or tame monsters. It’s a mix of play styles that has garnered well-earned praise both from fans and critics alike.
Rune Factory 4 has been the most successful iteration in the series to date, having sold out at North American retail stores on numerous occasions due to unprecedented demand. Fans outside of Japan and North America have been desperate to get their hands on this Nintendo 3DS system exclusive title ever since.
“We know how great Rune Factory 4 is, which is why we’re so happy it’s releasing in PAL territories” commented Steven Tarry, Marketing Manager, Marvelous Europe. “2014’s been a great year for Nintendo gamers, and this really is the icing on the cake.”
Nintendo of America has surprised fans and announced the official release date for Kirby and the Rainbow Curse for Wii U in the United States. The platformer is due to be released on February 13th. Sadly those in Europe will have to wait a little longer for the game.
In a surprising turn of events, Nintendo Europe has tweeted that the release date for Super Smash Bros Wii U has been pushed forward. The brawler which was originally intended to release on December 5th will now be coming to Europe on November 28th. Good news for those gamers in Europe then.
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You’ll be pleased to know that 16-bit RPG Pier Solar and the Great Architects will be arriving on the Wii U on November 6th, which isn’t too far away. The news was announced by the development studio WaterMelon who revealed the news via Facebook. The company posted an image of the game displayed on the Wii U GamePad giving gamers an idea of how WaterMelon will utilise the device.
Twitter user Nintendo Hall has discovered via the Nintendo 3DS eShop that the highly regarded Shovel Knight will be coming to Europe on November 6th. The same user also found that Picross e5 will be arriving on November 13th. Good news for European fans.
Who’s ready for adventure? Captain Toad certainly is, but he’s not the only one when Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker releases for Wii U on 9th January, with pink-pigtailed Toadette introduced as a second playable character in portions of the upcoming game.
Unlike traditional video game heroes, Captain Toad and Toadette don’t have any special powers – these tiny heroes can’t even jump! Plus, they’re terrified of just about everything, but face their adventures head on. Armed with headlights and a can-do attitude, they must make their way through enemy-infested locales like Wild West shanties and Goomba waterparks. Each location is bursting with puzzles to solve and secrets to unearth.
These tiny heroes are on the hunt for the ultimate treasure, a coveted Power Star. At the beginning of their adventure, Wingo, a giant, greedy bird who makes life difficult for these timid treasure trackers, makes off with their only Power Star, and even whisks away Toadette! Players must then help Captain Toad retrieve the Power Star and Toadette in order to unlock her as a playable character, and ultimately, defeat Wingo. In the process, they’ll encounter more than 70 fun, puzzling stages while also collecting stars and gems.
Captain Toad and his puzzling levels first appeared in Super Mario 3D World for Wii U. The levels were such a hit with fans that he and Toadette are now getting their own game. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is just another way Nintendo is expanding its universe of games with familiar characters facing fun new challenges.
Let the treasure hunt commence on 9th January when Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker releases for Wii U. In the meantime, take a look at what lies in store with a new trailer for the game.
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy will be coming to North America on December 9th. The news was revealed via Capcom at this week’s New York Comic Con event. We’ve yet to find out when Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy is heading to Europe, but hopefully it will arrive on the same date.