At the Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase on September 17, Marvelous finally announced that Rune Factory 5 would launch for a western version in 2021, revealing some of the characters and some gameplay for the first time.
Rune Factory 5 will feature male or female amnesiac protagonists, as usual. Rune Factory 5 will use a 3D world similar to Rune Factory Oceans (Tides of Destiny). Several additions have been made to the combat system, and you can now carry out combo attacks with your accompanying friends. Also, romance and the marriage system are back.
The RF5 protagonists are peacekeepers, protecting the rural town of Rigbart. Everything present in the previous Rune Factory (and most of the Story of Seasons) games has been brought back, such as taming monsters, cooperating with NPCs, farming, fishing, crafting, etc. Rune Factory 5 itself is described as a single-player Fantasy Game.