Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin will launch for PlayStation 4, Switch, and PC via Steam on November 10 in North America, November 12 in Japan, and November 20 in Europe and Australia, publishers XSEED Games (North America), Marvelous (Japan), and Marvelous Europe (Europe and Australia) announced.
In North America, the console versions will be available in physical standard and “Divine” editions for $39.99 and $59.99, respectively. The “Divine Edition” includes a custom outer box with exclusive artwork, the retail edition of the game, an 8.2 inches by 5.8 inches art book with over 130 pages of illustrations and concept art, a full original soundtrack of 42 songs on three CDs, and a special two inches by three inches Japanese omamori charm. BOth versions are availble for pre-order now on the XSEED Games Store and participating retailers.
In Japan, the console versions will cost 5,478 yen at retail and and include a copy of the game, special box with artwork by Ryota Murayama, a 140-page art book featuring character designs, backgrounds, and more.
In Europe and Australia, the console versions will be available via the Marvelous Games Store and participating retailers in physical standard and limited editions for £34.99 / €39.99 and £49.99 / €59.99, respectively.
Here is an overview of the game, via XSEED Games:
Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin is a brand new title from Edelweiss, the talented indie team behind the highly acclaimed title Astebreed. Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin represents a whole new direction for this acclaimed developer, combining side-scrolling action with deep crafting and farming simulation. Players take on the role of Sakuna, a proud yet lonely harvest goddess who is banished to a dangerous island with a group of outcast humans. As she tames the island by defeating demons in gorgeous, mysterious natural settings, she will also find a home in a mountain village, proving herself worthy of her title by harvesting rice and bettering the lives of humans. In addition to serving as a love letter to Japanese mythology, Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin is an ode to the artistry of cultivating rice, and an engrossing simulation of the craft behind the agriculture.
- 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.
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