XSEED Games has announced that digital pre-orders are now live for their upcoming game Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin.
Players can pre-order the game right now on either the PlayStation Store or Nintendo Switch eShop. PlayStation 4 players can get the standard edition for $39.99 or the deluxe edition for $49.99. The deluxe version comes with 4 PS4 themes, a set of nine PSN avatars, and a 42-track digital soundtrack.
The Switch digital edition is priced at $39.99. The game is set to launch on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC on November 10 in North America, November 12 in Japan, and November 20 in Europe with both retail and digital versions available.
Developed by Edelweiss, the team behind acclaimed indie darling Astebreed, Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin combines 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.
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.