Thanks to Zen United (Who are bringing Harvest Moon: A New Beginning over to Europe), Rune Factory 4 has been confirmed as finally seeing a release in European territories.

Zen United studio director Geraint Evans said the following to jpgames.de about the European release:

"You are actually the first people I’m telling. Rune Factory 4 will be brought over to Europe by us. We will be announcing it officially in the very near future."

Rune Factory 4 will be coming out in North America this fall via publishers XSEED. It's good to see a company like Zen United handle what has been a pretty iffy publishing track record in Europe for some Japanese games in the past.