22 is also the number of frames per second this game appears to be running at
There were so many announcements in today’s Nintendo Direct that it’s easy to forget everything that was shown off. I mean, when you end with Bayonetta 3, that’ll pretty much dominate all sectors of your brain for the next few hours. However, many other upcoming titles also got their moment in the spotlight during the presentation, and that includes Rune Factory 5. The next entry in the beloved farm’n’fight series has been a few years in the making, but thankfully, there are only a few more months fans in North America will have to wait to get their hands on it. As revealed today, the Rune Factory 5 release date is March 22, 2022.
Rune Factory 5 will cast players in the role of an amnesiac who’s recruited to help protect the land from monsters as a member of SEED. Like with past Rune Factory games, players will split their time between managing their farm, fighting monsters, and wooing one of the 12 available marriage candidates. For the first time in the series, Rune Factory 5 will include a local co-op option for its cooking gameplay.
If you want to find out more about the localization process for the game, Xseed has started a localization blog over on its website. Rune Factory 5 will launch in North American next year exclusively for Nintendo Switch, but if history is any indication, I wouldn’t be surprised if it shows up on PC before the end of 2022.