Rune Factory Oceans, the latest game in the Harvest Moon spin-off series, will release on May 25th for PS3. Oceans will ostensibly cater to fans of action and adventure as well as those who love to farm, featuring enormous oceans to explore for treasure and "mammoth monsters" to face in combat.
Rune Factory Oceans tells the story of the brash Aden and cheerful Sonja, who are two friends enjoying life in their peaceful island town until they are struck by a mysterious curse. They awaken to discover that they've been transported to a strange new island, and that both of their souls are now trapped in the same body. With the aid of the giant golem Ymir and a colorful cast of characters, Aden and Sonja will cross perilous seas to discover dungeons packed with riches, fertile islands ripe for planting, and battle fearsome monsters. At the end of their journey lies the key to undoing their curse and saving their newfound home.
This latest title marks Rune Factory's jump from DS to home console, and features the traditional farming simulation you'd expect from the franchise. Players will tend crops, feed animals and participate in numerous harvest festivals. However, new combat and exploration elements will let us take to the high seas.
“Marvelous Entertainment has created an exceptional gaming experience for both fans of action and adventure, along with fans who love the realism of farming,” said Rising Star managing director Martin Defries. “We’ve been eagerly anticipating the PS3 release of Rune Factory Oceans for a while now, and we’re positive fans will be just as excited as we are about the release.”
Rising Star Games also recently announced that Akai Katana, the Cave bullet hell SHMUP, will release next week on Xbox 360.