For the past few E3s, we at RPGFan have been enthralled by Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin. With that said, we’re finally getting our hands on Sakuna this year! Not only that, but XSEED is releasing two physical versions for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch!
Two versions will be available for both PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch: a standard retail release and the Divine Edition. As you can tell from the name, the standard retail release only includes the game but comes at the price of $39.99 USD. On the other hand, the Divine Edition comes with the game, an 8.2″ x 5.8″, 130 page art book, a 3 disc sound track featuring 42 songs, a 2″ x 3″ Japanese omamori charm, and a beautiful outer box to fit it all in. The Divine Edition will soon be available to pre-order for $59.99 USD.
XSEED describes Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin:
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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Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin launches for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Windows PC for all available territories sometime in 2020. Stay tuned to RPGFan as we finally reach the game’s release date!