The action-platformer farming game Sakuna: of Rice and Ruin finally got a release date on the Japanese version of yesterday’s Nintendo Direct mini.
While Japanese gamers will get to play the game on November 12, both Nintendo of America and publisher XSEED twitted that Sakuna: of Rice and Ruin will be released in North American on November 10.
Additionally, XSEED updated their site to include November 10 as the official release date of the game on all platforms.
Last time we heard anything about Sakuna: of Rice and Ruin was in December 2019, just before COVID-19 had hit us with all its might. Then, the game was delayed to 2020. It’s nice to get some good news and an official release date, finally.
In Sakuna: of Rice and Ruin, you’ll play as Sakuna, the Goddess of Harvest that was banished from her heavenly residence down to a demon-infested island. There, you’ll spend your time growing crops and enhancing your powers while fighting said demons.
The game has both farming and platforming aspects, a combination further emphasized by Sakuna’s makeshift weapons that are actually farming tools. She can also fight and platform using her magical scarf, the “divine raiment.” Mastering it will help you in hard times. While fighting, you will use the surroundings to your advantage, a feature that will hopefully add even more spice to the gameplay.
Of course, you can not be a goddess without worshipers. You’ll make friends with the human residents of this island that will help you turn your hard-earned ingredients and crops into weapons, armor, and meals. They might not worship you, but they’ll gladly reward you for completing missions on their behalf.
Sakuna: of Rice and Ruin is heavily inspired by Japanese mythology, but as developer Edelweiss claims – it will feature many unique twists. The scenery looks absolutely astonishing and vivid, which is also true for the demons you will fight. I can’t wait to try the game myself.
Sakuna: of Rice and Ruin will be released on November 10 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch.
The PS4 and Switch versions also have a physical edition that includes an artbook, a full OST, and a special Japanese omamori charm to bring you luck in your gaming experience.Some of our posts include links to online retail stores. We get a small cut if you buy something through one of our links. Don't worry, it doesn't cost you anything extra.