New Story of Seasons and Rune Factory games announced



Publisher Marvelous Europe, otherwise known as the parent company of XSEED Games, hosted a 30-minute presentation today, showcasing their upcoming projects. The games they plan to develop new IPs, alongside new entries in the Story of Seasons, Rune Factory, and DAEMON X MACHINA franchises.

The first game shown was Loop 8: Summer of Gods, which appears to take place in a normal high school, until it's revealed that the group of protagonists fight demons. You can build relationships with the characters during the day, and fight enemies at night. It features RPG combat. It'll release on various platforms on June 6th in both NA and EU.

Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life and Rune Factory 3: Special are both on track for their launches this September.

Fashion Dreamer is a Nintendo Switch title where you play as a fashion influencer, with "social elements". The developers say that being creative and sharing your outfits is a big part of the game. There looks to be a lot of different styles you can put together. More likes and shares from fellow players help you unlock more clothing.

Project Magia will have the writer and illustration of the popular manga Fairy Tail working on it. Marvelous says the theme of this game is, "a new frontier". This one seems early on in development.

PROJECT LIFE is RPG takes the idea of how important some JRPGs have been to players, and how they represent life. The game wants to honor older JRPGs from the 90s, and is an ambitious project for Marvelous.

Next up is a retrospective of all the Story of Seasons games throughout the years. While it has no title yet, a new Story of Seasons game is currently under development. This game will attempt to freshen up the series after 27 years of games. They want to keep what makes Story of Seasons so beloved, while trying to reach more players than they have in the past. Visual presentation and aesthetics will have a large focus.

A second Story of Seasons game is in the works. This one takes one of the biggest requests from fans, and will have a focus on multiplayer with friends.

Rune Factory is getting some love too, with Rune Factory 6 formally announced.

That's not all--a Rune Factory spinoff game with a more action-oriented gameplay system is in the works. This one is called Rune Factory: Project Dragon. Romancing and farming will still be in it.

Finally, DAEMON X Machina is getting a new entry, which is a sequel to the first.

Fashion Dreamer: syn Sophia President and CEO Shuji Yoshida joined Sato-san to share a new look at the upcoming fashion influencer game debuting on the Nintendo Switch™ system this year. In addition to showing off some new fashions, Yoshida-san revealed early details on the social elements that will be central to the game’s experience. Built around the theme of “Sharing and Playing Together”, Fashion Dreamer focuses on creativity and connectivity, driving positive social interactions with an eye towards free expression.

PROJECT MAGIA: Managing Producer Takehiro Ishida revealed the first details of this upcoming project, built around the theme of “A New Frontier”. The development team has partnered with legendary illustrator and writer Hiro Mashima (Fairy Tail) to design the game's characters, sharing a look at a few of the early designs. More details will be revealed at a later date as the development team works to brave this new frontier for Marvelous!

PROJECT LIFE is RPG: Harkening back to influential RPGs from Japanese developers over the years, PROJECT LIFE is RPG is a brand-new IP from Marvelous. Director Ittetsu Suzuki joined to share some of the team's inspirations behind this new title, built around the theme of “Life” and all the ways it resembles an RPG. With the goal of building an original title all RPG fans will love, the team is working to capture the “feeling of anticipation” just before every great adventure.

STORY OF SEASONS: With a central theme of “Experiences”, Series Manager Hikaru Nakano revealed the first footage of the next title in the original farm/life simulation series, highlighting a fresh look after 27 years of farming and friendship. Nakano-san also shared exciting news and the first concept images for a separate, future entry in development, which is planned to bring STORY OF SEASONS fans together with an ambitious new title where you can play with everyone!

Rune Factory: Series Director Shiro Maekawa joined Sato-san to reveal the first footage of a new spinoff in the Rune Factory series, “PROJECT DRAGON”. Building upon the central theme of “East and West”, “PROJECT DRAGON” is set in the “Land of the East,” which has long been referenced but never shown in the series, where Earthmates will explore new lands and communities with Japanese-styled design influences. Additionally, Maekawa-san confirmed that Rune Factory 6 is also in development and will take place in the western continent of Adonea, with both upcoming titles representing the East and West.

DAEMON X MACHINA: Titanic Scion: Marvelous' First Studio and visionary producer Kenichiro Tsukuda are back with an all-new entry in the third-person mech shooter series. Fans can look forward to the return of unforgettable Arsenal action, with more details about this anticipated sequel becoming available at a later date.
 

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wake me up when there's a new senran kagura, or does marvelous not publish that anymore?
Prolly not cause they are Milking That shitty gacha mobile game named New Link.
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only i am interested in is Rune Factory lmao
 

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wake me up when there's a new senran kagura, or does marvelous not publish that anymore?
I think they still have publishing rights to the series, but...pretty sure they've silently cancelled 7even. I say "silently", because while they have yet to give an official notice of cancellation, we've had effective radio silence regarding the game since early/mid 2019 (after the director left the company due to growing restrictions that impacted SK's content, which one could blame Sony for since 7even was intended to be a PS4 exclusive).

Most we've had of anything SK-related since was the guest appearances for Kandagawa Jet Girls, and the Neptunia x Senran Kagura crossover game.
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Now to keep on topic, not seeing much that would be of interest to me. That said, I am considering getting Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life, since while I did enjoy the original Gamecube game, I was regrettably unable to finish it due to other games pulling attention away. Can't really imagine myself pulling the Gamecube out to start a clean file to try and actually finish the game, but perhaps this remastered version might just do the trick for me.
 
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While RF5 was a bit disappointing in some aspects it was still pretty fun. Looking forward to the new entries.
Story of Seasons has definitely lost it's charm though, but I'll wait and see how it goes.
 

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Man I really need a Harvest Moon DS remake. It worries me that it just won’t come since they did AWL. Best case they’ll release it as DLC since it reuses the same setting and characters, but I have my doubts.
 

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Man I really need a Harvest Moon DS remake. It worries me that it just won’t come since they did AWL. Best case they’ll release it as DLC since it reuses the same setting and characters, but I have my doubts.

Don't worry... I'm sure you can still find Harvest Moon DS for a reasonable price and buy that to add to your collection.
 

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Don't worry... I'm sure you can still find Harvest Moon DS for a reasonable price and buy that to add to your collection.
I definitely can, but I do genuinely see it as a series high. Will be a shame if they never revisit it, especially with how decently they’ve been handling the remakes.
 

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Nice I've been playing the story of seasons and rune factory games since the 1st and have the ps5 versions pre-ordered for a while. The only ones that I haven't really played is AWL mainly cause I didn't have a GC and I only got a ps2 at the end of its life cycle.

I'm excited for the new games.
 
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This is way better than the Playstation showcase imho.
I'm pretty hyped with the Daemon X Machina game, I really liked the first one.

As for Rune Factory... I hope Xseed doesn't 'give orders' to the Japanese devs like last time and caused a bunch of needless bugs. I used to like them back in day but nowadays they're pretty sketchy (not crediting people that work in stuff among other issues).
 

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Man I really need a Harvest Moon DS remake. It worries me that it just won’t come since they did AWL. Best case they’ll release it as DLC since it reuses the same setting and characters, but I have my doubts.
I would love a DS remake as well as a Grand Bazaar remake, but I doubt they will remake any of the main line portable SoS games.
 
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Wait, that was trailer RF? But it's look like other game... (More like Genshin and have similar animations...)
Last game was uhhh not so great, but looks so far as RF
But this... Hope gameplay would be better
 

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