There is a new Rune Factory game. But unlike the previous Rune Factory games, it is not a Nintendo exclusive. Oh no.
Rune Factory is a fantasy spin-off of farm simulator Harvest Moon. The first game was released on the Nintendo DS in 2006 in Japan. The sequel was released on the DS in 2008. Home console game Rune Factory Frontier hit the Wii in The Land of the Rising Sun that same year.
Next February, Rune Factory: Oceans is headed to the Wii and the PS3. The game has players play as a male named Azel and a female character named Sonia. Then, players must select one of the two at some point during the game.
Set among the blue sea and green islands, Rune Factory: Oceans features real time battles and a giant monster named Ymir that players mount and with whom players explore their surroundings and battle enemies.
Priced at ¥7,140 (US$87), Rune Factory: Oceans will be out on February 24 in Japan. The PS3 version supports PlayStation Move controls.