Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin Launches November 10 on PC, PS4, and Switch

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin

XSEED Games have announced the release date for Edelweiss’ Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin.

As stated in the press release (via email) the game is developed by a two-man team Edelweiss (Astebreed). Players control Sakuna, a bratty harvest goddess who was banished to an island with outcasted humans. Exploring the island, she finally finds shelter in a mountain village, where she harvests rice and tries to live up to her role as a goddess.

This also involves battling back monsters with farming tools, and using divine raiment to grapple around the world and foes. Sakuna will also have to master agriculture to help the village thrive, while the humans make new weapons, armor, and food for her.

The press release details the Divine Edition. This retail version includes the game, an 8.2″ x 5.8″ artbook with over 130 pages, a full 3 CD 42 song OST, and a 2″ x 3″ Japanese omamori charm (“to bring owners good luck in combat and farming”).

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin

The Divine Edition is available for pre-order for $59.99 via the the XSEED Games Store and participating retailers.

You can find the full rundown (via Nintendo) below.

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.


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.

Image: Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin official website

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Ryan was a former Niche Gamer contributor.

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