Rune Factory 4 is finally reaching PAL regions next week, with XSEED Games and Marvelous Europe today revealing a December 11 release date for Europe and Australia.

The 3DS game, which was released in Japan way back in 2012 and the US in October 2013, is a sim/RPG, mixing life-simulator elements like farming and marriage with the thrill of dungeon exploring. Players can wander the Kingdom of Norad as a prince or princess to lead Selphia to peace and prosperity.

The game has already been a huge success in Japan and the US, and was created under the guidance of series producer Yoshifumi Hashimoto.

Rune Factory 4 will arrive on the Nintendo eShop as a digital-only release on December 11, priced at £24.99 (€29.99/$49.95 AUD).

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