Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin Out Now on Nintendo Switch™, PC, and PlayStation®4

A Spoiled Princess Reclaims her Birthright as Harvest Goddess in Action Platformer and Rice-Farming Simulation Hybrid from Edelweiss and XSEED Games

Torrance, Calif. – November 10, 2020 – XSEED Games, the independent-minded publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., is delighted to announce that the long-awaited action/simulation game Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin has launched on the  Nintendo Switch™ system, Windows PC via Steam,  and PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system. The unforgettable story of Princess Sakuna, a harvest goddess banished to an untamed island with a group of humans, has been brought to life by developer Edelweiss. Acclaimed for their work on the shoot ‘em up Astebreed, Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin presents a return to the combat-focused platforming roots of their earlier title Fairy Bloom Freesia, featuring refined action gameplay mixed with unique rice-farming simulation.

Game Director Nal and CG Artist Koichi of Edelweiss remarked:

“Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin has been in development for over 5 years, and we couldn’t have done it without our partners at XSEED Games and Marvelous, Inc. supporting our artistic vision. We’re grateful for the positive support we’ve received from media and fans and hope that Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin meets their expectations.”

To celebrate the launch of Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin, XSEED Games has posted localized versions of developer blogs by Nal and Koichi on the XSEED Games website.

About Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin

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. With each successful rice crop, Sakuna grows more powerful for her daily battles against the demons that have overrun the island.

Sakuna is part of a pantheon of gods and demons in a world inspired by traditional Japanese history and culture but featuring many unique twists. In addition to serving as a love letter to Japanese mythology, Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin is an ode to the artistry of cultivating rice and an engrossing simulation of the craft behind the agriculture.

“It’s been an honor to be a part of Edelweiss’ journey in bringing Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin to launch,” said Kenji Hosoi, Executive Vice President at XSEED Games. “We’ve had incredible support from our platform partners, fans, and critics alike and are overjoyed to be able to share Sakuna’s world with the public now.”

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin launched on November 10 for the Nintendo Switch™ system and PS4™ system in North America and globally on Windows PC via Steam by XSEED Games. Fans can choose from different launch offerings as follows:

Retail editions

The retail game is available in a standard and limited “Divine Edition” for $39.99 and $59.99, respectively, on the XSEED Games Store and participating retailers. The Divine Edition includes:

  • Retail edition of the game
  • Custom box with exclusive art
  • 8.2” x 5.8” artbook with over 130 pages of  illustrations and concept art from the title
  • Official soundtrack of 42 songs on 3 CDs
  • 2” x 3” Japanese omamori charm to bring owners good luck in combat and farming

Digital editions

The Nintendo Switch™ version is available in a standard edition for $39.99 via the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch, for PS4™ system on the PlayStation®Store, and PC via Steam. Digital deluxe editions are available on PS4™ and PC for $49.99 and $54.99, respectively.

The digital deluxe edition for PS4™ includes:

  • Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin game
  • 42-track digital soundtrack
  • 4 exclusive PS4™ system themes
  • Set of 9 avatars

The digital deluxe edition for Steam includes:

  • Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin game
  • Digital version of the artbook
  • 42-track digital soundtrack

The title has received an ESRB rating of  “T for Teen” by the ESRB for all platforms. Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin will also be published for the Nintendo Switch™ system and PS4™ system in Japan by Marvelous Inc. on November 12, and in Europe by Marvelous Europe Limited on November 20.