Rune Factory 4 is a role-playing video game developed by Neverland Co. and published by Marvelous AQL for the Nintendo 3DS. It is the sixth game in the Rune Factory series, and the first to be released on the 3DS. It was released in Japan in July 2012 and in North America in October 2013. While the game was originally announced for European release, it was later cancelled due to the bankruptcy of Neverland in early 2014. Xseed Games would later release the game in Europe and Australia via the Nintendo eShop in December 2014.