Now that we have Playstation Move, motion-based multiplatform titles can be available for 2 systems (Playstation 3 and the Wii). Rune Factory Oceans is now one of those titles.
The Rune Factory series is a spin-off of Harvest Moon that focuses of RPG elements as well as the farming and romantic elements. The new title looks to follow in the footsteps of the previous title Rune Factory Frontier – a Wii exclusive last year.
More about the game after the jump.
Rune Factory Oceans is (obviously) set on high seas. During your adventure you will meet a giant Ymir beast which can serve as your ‘ship’. In addition to waging battles with other giant sea life it can pick up submerged islands and sunken ships for you to farm on. There will be real-time action-oriented battles with monsters with swords, hammers and plenty of other weapons as well as being able to be romantic and marry.
In the game you have your choice of main character gender – a male protagonist Azel or female protagonist Sonia. At the beginning you can switch between the characters but in the end you’ll have to pick just one.
So far the game is only set to be released on February 24th in Japan but I expect dates for us to come soon.
*Note the pretty box art is for the previous title.