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Rune Factory 4’s European Release Cancelled

Marvelous AQL has announced that it will no longer release Rune Factory 4 in Europe for the Nintendo 3DS. The town simulation game was originally planned for a Spring 2014 release, but after the game’s developer Neverland filed for bankruptcy at the end of last year, the title’s European release was uncertain. With the future of Rune Factory’s series remaining – for the time being – in the dark, it will be a hard blow to fans of the series that were awaiting the release of the next game. Marvelous AQL said the following in response to the title’s cancellation:

“We regret to inform you that the European release of Rune Factory 4 for Nintendo 3DS has been cancelled.

“While MarvelousAQL has made every effort to secure the title’s release for this territory, it is, unfortunately, not possible to do so at this time.

“MAQL and MAQL Europe would like to thank everyone for their support and enthusiasm for their European releases. Please look forward to announcements on new MAQL titles over the coming months.”

19 thoughts on “Rune Factory 4’s European Release Cancelled”


  2. Terribly sad news, but this is some damn good reporting by sickr,
    But tbh it’s a despicable shame that we may never see another rune factory game :'( honestly I picked up 4 randomly in October and it’s one of the best games I have ever played. Might break my top 10…

    1. Well what do you know. All the story’s that got my hyped on this site where from silvershadowfly and alba. Keep it up y’all this some damn good reporting!
      Sickr… Idk what to say… Have you always been this mediocre- bad? I mean you seem very biased, and almost Anti Nintendo compared to your associates:/

  3. And this is why there shouldn’t be any region locks, cos then fans could import the copy from Natsume in North America.

  4. That’s sure a kick in the teeth. I’m glad it wasn’t some reason like lacking interesst, but still. Hope it works out somehow.

  5. Good thing I just managed to get one on eBay for $40. The price for this game is starting to go up everywhere. GameStop and other stores could start doing the whole Xenoblade thing again and start selling it for $80 so get it while it’s cheap!!

  6. Holy crap…not European, but that totally sucks, considering region lock. :l You think they’ll stop production for other regions because of the bankruptcy? Better get it soon…

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