Nintendo showcased a variety of third-party Switch games during today’s Nintendo Direct Mini. In addition to big surprises like Monster Hunter Rise and Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny, the video presentation gave us our first look at Rune Factory 5, the next entry in Xseed’s fantasy RPG sim series.
Whereas past installments primarily featured a top-down viewpoint, Rune Factory 5 lets players explore a full 3D world. The game casts players as an amnesic hero who recently arrives in a small but bountiful town, where they are recruited into a band of rangers who help keep the peace.
Like Story of Seasons, the series from which it was spun off, farming plays a major role in Rune Factory 5. In addition to defending the town from monsters, you’ll be able to tend crops, go fishing, and get married. The battle system also has a few new wrinkles; you can now team up with other characters to unleash powerful combo attacks.