What You Need to Know:
- XSEED Games officially announced earlier today that Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin will be showcased at this years BitSummit 2018 Volume 6, which takes place on May 12-13 in Kyoto, Japan at Miyako Messe. Developed by Edelweiss, the talented indie creators of the highly rated sci-fi shoot-’em-up Astebreed, Sakuna offers a genre-defying mixture of side-scrolling action with the complexities of rice cultivation set against a mystical backdrop based on Japanese mythology.
- To know more about the title, be sure to keep it locked here once more details emerge! Marvelous Inc. will be located at Miyako Messe in the 2nd Exhibition Hall, Floor 1. In addition to Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin, the company will have a playable demo on PlayStation 4 for X-Morph: Defense, and giveaways for participating attendees.
- Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin is in development for the PS4™ system and Windows PC in North America.
Source: Official Press Release
About Sakuna: of Rice and Ruin
In Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin, 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. Sakuna tames the island by defeating demons using farm tools as weapons while also making ample use of her “celestial scarf,” a magical item that allows her to grapple distant enemies and platforms. Along the way, she establishes a home in a mountain village, which serves as a base of operations for crafting weapons and cooking food. Additionally, as a harvest goddess, she grows rice by following a detailed process that encompasses everything from planting to harvesting. Through this process, across each of the four seasons, she’s able to improve the harvest and hone her battle skills alike.
The painstakingly researched storyline incorporates Japanese history and legend, with its heroine facing off against numerous types of demons, great and small, as she traverses detailed landscapes rich with the iconography of classic Japanese mythology. A love letter to Japanese culture, Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin is also an ode to the artistry of cultivating rice and features an engrossing simulation of the craft behind the agriculture.