Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin

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Digital and physical pre-orders are now open for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch versions of Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin.

Both standard and deluxe versions are available, with a special theme image of the titular harvest goddess, on the PlayStation Store to those who pre-order. Digital pre-purchase for the base game is also available for Nintendo Switch system via the Nintendo eShop, and the title is now available for Wishlisting on Steam, which will also offer a digital deluxe version in addition to the standalone game.

The digital deluxe edition for PS4 includes the base game, 42-track digital soundtrack, four exclusive PS4 system themes, and a set of nine avatars for $49.99 USD. The Steam version of the digital deluxe edition includes a digital version of the 130-page artbook and the digital soundtrack for $54.99 USD.

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin will release with two retail editions for PS4 and Nintendo Switch; a standard retail release priced at $39.99 USD and a special “Divine Edition” priced at $59.99 USD. Both versions are available for pre-order on the XSEED Games Store and participating retailers.

Combining side-scrolling action with deep crafting and rice cultivation, 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.

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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 releases Nov. 10, 2020.

Leah McDonald
Leah's been playing video games since her brother first bought an Atari back in the 1980s and has no plans to stop playing anytime soon. She enjoys almost every genre of game, with some of her favourites being Final Fantasy Tactics, Shadow of the Colossus, Suikoden II and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. Leah lives on the East Coast with her husband and son. You can follow Leah over on Twitter @GamingBricaBrac