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Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny Washes Up Next Month

Posted by James Newton

27th September in North America

Natsume has announced its PlayStation Move-compatible farming RPG (yes really) Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny will see release on 27th September all across North America.

The release marks the first time the Rune Factory series has appeared on PS3, and the first time Natsume has released a farming title on a home PlayStation since Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life back in 2005. In fact, it's the first-ever HD farming game; how about that?

We'll let you know if this is worth digging into your pockets for with a review shortly after release.


The Series Will Launch September 27th For The Nintendo WiiT and PlayStation®3

Burlingame, CA.- August 24, 2011 - Natsume Inc., a worldwide developer and publisher of family-oriented video games, today released new screenshots for Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny which is set to launch September 27th on both the PlayStation®3 and Nintendo Wii. It is the first time that the Rune Factory franchise will be available on the PlayStation®3. Fans of the Harvest Moon series will enjoy the addictive and rewarding gameplay that Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny provides, while combining action-RPG game elements that together deliver a nice balance and blend of both games' universes.

"We hope the new screenshots released today can 'tide' fans over until Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny launches," said Hiro Maekawa, President and CEO of Natsume. "The sprawling ocean setting will have players adventuring for hours, and the great characters will really help pull them into the world of Fenith Island. Packed with action, adventure, and romance, Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny has something for everyone!"

Aden and Sonja, two lifelong friends, live a tranquil life on Fenith Island until they're struck by a mysterious curse: they awaken to find both of their souls are now trapped in the same body! On top of this unusual calamity, the Fenith Island they knew is gone, replaced by a strange island populated with unfamiliar faces. Only by exploring this new world will they be able to solve the mystery of this curse and save their beloved island. During the course of their journey, Aden and Sonja will be aided by a colorful cast of characters, as well as take command of a towering golem, Ymir. Using their newfound giant friend, they'll cross vast seas, discover hidden islands and dungeons packed with riches, and battle fearsome monsters of the deep!

For more information on Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny for PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii, please visit You can also follow all of the latest Natsume news at,, and see the latest game footage at

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User Comments (4)



WolfRamHeart said:

I'm excited that this game is coming to the PS3 but the graphics in those screenshots look like it is on the Wii. Well, as long as the game is fun then I will be happy. I just hope that it turns out to be good.



James said:

PS3 is region free, right? Looks like I'll be importing this.

@WolfRamHeart Those aren't the best quality screenshots admittedly, they came out a little blurry, but I believe Natsume is pushing more shots out soon.



WolfRamHeart said:

@James: That is understandable, I imagine that the finished product will look a lot better than these screenshots. It isn't very often that we get a Rune Factory game on a home console so I am definitely looking forward to this one.

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