The next mainline entry in the long-running series will take place on the western continent of Adonea. That is currently all that has been revealed about the game.
More excitedly, a Rune Factory spin-off was announced. Dubbed “Project Dragon,” this spin-off will take place in the Eastern lands and will have a “Japanese style aesthetic.”
Project Dragon is being directed by Maekawa Shiro, with Fujii Hisashi as producer and Tsukuda Kenichiro as general producer.
Here’s what Mr. Shiro had to say about the new title:
“Players have never been able to visit these lands, as the games only vaguely mentioned that such a place exists. Until now! Players will finally be able to explore this eastern nation!”
“In Project Dragon, the adventure will unfold in a completely new setting with characters and scenery designed in a Japanese style… we’re going to deliver an experience unique from the main series while expanding upon familiar elements such as your day-to-day life, adventuring, and romantic pursuits… dragons will be important to the story.”
Meanwhile, Rune Factory 3 Special will be releasing on Nintendo Switch and Steam on September 5th.
Check out some screenshots below. You can watch the Marvel Game Showcase here.