An adventure awaits in Sakuna Of Rice and Ruin, coming to the Switch and PS4 this year, in addition to a separate Steam release.
Quite the incredible feat for just two people from Edelweiss, Sakuna Of Rice and Ruin follows the adventure of Sakuna on Hinoe Island; this spoiled goddess is cast aside with humans to make a home for herself harvesting the rice and supporting humanity.
Marvelous Europe is behind publishing duties, and are currently on fire with the likes of Story of Seasons Friends of Mineral Town and the upcoming Kandagawa Jet Girls. A Sakuna Of Rice and Ruin standard edition will be coming to the Switch and PS4, as well as a Limited Edition – the pre-order date will be announced soon.
We are counting down the days until we can introduce you to Sakuna, her friends, the joy and serenity of traditional rice cultivation, and all of the demons she’ll defeat with her farming tools.Director Nal, Edelweiss
But what can we expect of the game?
- 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 flavour directly correlating to her combat abilities.
- Creating a Home in the Wilderness: Sakuna’s mortal companions make weapons, armour, 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.
Check out the trailer below:
Sakuna Of Rice and Ruin is looking stunning, and I can’t wait to dive into her world, coming to the Switch and PS4 in Europe and Australia from the 20th November. Additionally, a Steam version via XSEED/Marvelous USA will be out on the 10th November.