The next chapter in the Rune Factory series is set to be released September 27th on the PS3 and Wii.

From the press release:

    Natsume Inc., a worldwide developer and publisher of family-oriented video games, today released new screenshots for Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny which is set to launch September 27th on both the PlayStation┬«3 and Nintendo Wii. It is the first time that the Rune Factory franchise will be available on the PlayStation┬«3. Fans of the Harvest Moon series will enjoy the addictive and rewarding gameplay that Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny provides, while combining action-RPG game elements that together deliver a nice balance and blend of both games’ universes.

    “We hope the new screenshots released today can ‘tide’ fans over until Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny launches,” said Hiro Maekawa, President and CEO of Natsume. “The sprawling ocean setting will have players adventuring for hours, and the great characters will really help pull them into the world of Fenith Island. Packed with action, adventure, and romance, Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny has something for everyone!”

    Aden and Sonja, two lifelong friends, live a tranquil life on Fenith Island until they’re struck by a mysterious curse: they awaken to find both of their souls are now trapped in the same body! On top of this unusual calamity, the Fenith Island they knew is gone, replaced by a strange island populated with unfamiliar faces. Only by exploring this new world will they be able to solve the mystery of this curse and save their beloved island. During the course of their journey, Aden and Sonja will be aided by a colorful cast of characters, as well as take command of a towering golem, Ymir. Using their newfound giant friend, they’ll cross vast seas, discover hidden islands and dungeons packed with riches, and battle fearsome monsters of the deep!