With Rune Factory 5 from Marvelous and Xseed Games nearly here, the publisher has begun digital pre-orders for the game confirming the editions, DLC, prices, and more. Rune Factory 5 is the first mainline entry in the series since Rune Factory 4 on Nintendo 3DS that got a port to Switch and other platforms recently. This guide will cover all the Rune Factory 5 editions, DLC upgrade options, prices, free DLC, and more. Here’s what you need to know about Rune Factory 5.

Rune Factory 5 editions

Rune Factory 5 has the following editions on Nintendo Switch:

Rune Factory 5 price on Switch

Rune Factory 5 is priced at $59.99 for the standard edition, $69.99 for the Rune Factory 5 Digital Deluxe Edition, and $79.99 for the Rune Factory 5 Earthmate Edition.

Rune Factory 5 DLC bundle prices

As of now, Xseed Games has confirmed that the Rune Factory 5 Holy Knight and the Bibliophile Swimsuit Set + New Ranger Care Package Item Pack digital pre-order bonus DLC will be sold for $1.99. With today’s launch, the following DLC sets are available:

  • Rune Factory 5 The Elf and the Hidden Royal Lineage Swimsuit Set + New Ranger Care Package Item Pack ($1.99) – Dress up as Rune Factory 4’s Margaret and Arthur
  • Rune Factory 5 The Marionette and the Glorious Horse Swimsuit Set + New Ranger Care Package Item Pack ($1.99) – Dress up as Rune Factory 4’s Dolce and Dylas
  • Rune Factory 5 The Young Proprietress and the Dwarf Swimsuit Set + New Ranger Care Package Item Pack ($1.99) – Dress up as Rune Factory 4’s Xiao Pai and Doug
  • Rune Factory 5 Famous Butlers Swimsuit Set + New Ranger Care Package Item Pack ($1.99) – Dress up as Rune Factory 4’s Clorica and Vishnal
  • Rune Factory 5 The Resplendent Butterfly and the Priest Swimsuit Set + New Ranger Care Package Item Pack ($1.99) – Dress up as Rune Factory 4’s Amber and Leon
  • Rune Factory Outfits: Raguna and Mist ($1.99)
  • Rune Factory 2 Outfits: Kyle and Mana ($1.99)
  • Rune Factory 3 Outfits: Micah and Shara ($1.99)
  • Rune Factory Series Outfit Set ($4.99)

The New Ranger Care Package Item Pack includes:

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Orange juice x9
Cooking Bread x9
Tomato Seed x9
Healing potion x9

Rune Factory 5 Digital Deluxe Edition

The Rune Factory 5 Digital Deluxe Edition includes the base game and the Rune Factory 4 Marriage Candidates Outfit Set DLC for Rune Factory 5.

Rune Factory 5 pre-order bonus

The Rune Factory 5 digital pre-order bonus is the Holy Knight and the Bibliophile Swimsuit Set + New Ranger Care Package Item Pack. This will be sold beginning April 26 for those who didn’t pre-order it digitally. It includes swimsuits for the playable characters inspired by Forte and Kiel from Rune Factory 4 and nine of the following items:

  • Orange juice
  • Cooking Bread
  • Tomato Seed
  • Healing potion

Rune Factory 5 Earthmate Edition and its DLC

The Rune Factory 5 Earthmate Edition includes a SteelBook, artbook, and more pictured below:

Rune Factory 5 Earthmate Limited Edition contents and price

The Rune Factory 5 Earthmate Edition is priced at $79.99 and includes the following:

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  • Custom outer box featuring artwork from series illustrator Minako Iwasaki.
  • Rune Factory 5 Nintendo Switch game card in an exclusive SteelBook case.
  • Large 5.8” by 8.2” softcover artbook with over 70 pages of character illustrations, concept art, and more.
  • Melodies of Norad soundtrack CD featuring 15 songs specially selected from across the entire Rune Factory series.
  • 13 exclusive in-game costumes based on the marriage candidates (+ Dolce’s ghostly companion Pico) from Rune Factory. These are included on the cartridge with no code needed.

Rune Factory 5 free DLC from Rune Factory 4 Special save data

If you have save data from Rune Factory 4 Special, you will unlock the “Doug & Margaret Visit Rigbarth, Lest’s Outfit, Frey’s Outfit” DLC. This includes the following:

  • Unlocks ‘’Lest’s Outfit” and “Frey’s Outfit” cosmetic DLC in Rune Factory 5
  • Characters Doug and Margaret will come to live in the player’s town in Rune Factory 5. These characters are not eligible marriage candidates.

Can you upgrade from Rune Factory 5 to Rune Factory 5 Digital Deluxe Edition

As of this writing, it looks unlikely to directly be able to upgrade because Xseed Games mentions the Rune Factory 4 Marriage Candidates Outfit Set cosmetic DLC as being exclusive to the Digital Deluxe Edition and the Earthmate Edition. This might change in the future, because the eShop page for Europe and Australia (handled by Marvelous Europe) mentions the DLC possibly being sold separately later on. As of now, you cannot upgrade but there are DLC sold separately as shown above for swimsuits. This DLC pack includes the following:

  • Vishnal’s Outfit
  • Clorica’s Outfit
  • Arthur’s Outfit
  • Forte’s Outfit
  • Kiel’s Outfit
  • Margaret’s Outfit
  • Doug’s Outfit
  • Xiao Pai’s Outfit
  • Dylas’ Outfit
  • Amber’s Outfit
  • Leon’s Outfit
  • Dolce’s Outfit
  • Pico’s Outfit

Will the Rune Factory 5 Marriage Candidates Outfit Set DLC be sold separately?

Xseed Games mentions the Rune Factory 4 Marriage Candidates Outfit Set cosmetic DLC as being exclusive to the Digital Deluxe Edition and the Earthmate Edition. The eShop page for Australia mentions the following: “Rune Factory 4 Marriage Candidates Outfit Set may be sold separately.”

How to change outfits in Rune Factory 5

Once downloaded from the eShop with your preload or by redeeming the code included in the Earthmate Edition, the additional outfits can be selected from the wardrobe in your character’s bedroom. The Rune Factory 4 Bachelor outfits can only be worn by the male protagonist, and Bachelorette outfits can only be worn by the female protagonist.

Rune Factory 5 DLC release date and roadmap

The eShop lists the DLC included in the Digital Deluxe Edition with a March 22 release date. If you don’t pre-order the game digitally, the the Rune Factory 5 Holy Knight and the Bibliophile Swimsuit Set + New Ranger Care Package Item Pack will be available to buy from April 26.

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Rune Factory 5 releases on March 22 for Nintendo Switch.

Updated: Added details for the Earthmate Edition DLC being included on cartridge and not a code and launch day DLC.