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Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin Digital Pre-orders Now Up for PS4 and Switch

sakuna: of rice and ruin

XSEED Games has launched digital pre-orders for Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin.

The Edelweiss-developed action and farming adventure game is now up for pre-order on both PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. The PlayStation 4 digital edition comes in both a standard ($39.99) and deluxe ($49.99) edition. The Nintendo Switch version is only coming in the $39.99 standard edition.

The Windows PC (via Steam) digital pre-orders aren’t live yet, however a digital deluxe edition ($54.99) will be available – it comes with a digital 130-page art book and digital soundtrack.

Pre-orders for the game via the PlayStation Store will net you an exclusive PS4 theme, featuring the titular harvest goddess, Sakuna:

Here’s a new trailer:

Here’s some new screenshots:

Here’s a rundown on the game:

Developed by Edelweiss, the two-man team behind acclaimed indie darling Astebreed, Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin combines side-scrolling action with deep crafting and farming simulation. Players take on the role of Sakuna, a spoiled harvest goddess banished to a dangerous island with a group of outcast humans. As she explores the beautiful yet forbidding environments of the island, she will also find a home in a mountain village, proving herself worthy of her title by harvesting rice and bettering the lives of humanity.

KEY FEATURES

  • Refined Side-scrolling Platform Action – Using farm tools as weapons, chain together quick, heavy, and special attacks to take down demonic beasts, while mastering the magical “divine raiment” will be essential to grapple distant platforms, evade danger, and overcome powerful enemies.
  • Detailed 3D Simulation-style Gameplay – Learn the ancient art of agriculture by following detailed steps from planting to harvesting to cultivate the perfect crop. As a harvest goddess, Sakuna’s strength grows with each successful rice crop, with attributes such as aesthetic and flavor directly correlating to her combat abilities.
  • Creating a Home in the Wilderness – Sakuna’s mortal companions make weapons, armor, and meals for her using the materials and ingredients she gathers on her adventures, and completing quests for them will unlock even more options.
  • A Fresh Take on Japanese Mythology – The heroine is part of a pantheon of gods and demons inspired by traditional Japanese mythology but featuring many unique twists. The story and world are filled with lovingly rendered details, some familiar and some completely original.

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin launches November 10th on Windows PC (via Steam), Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4.

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