Pre-orders for Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin are now available for Nintendo Switch ahead of the game’s launch next month.
You’ll find the digital version waiting for you on the Switch eShop as we speak for $39.99 / £34.99, or you can opt to go with one of two physical releases. There’s a standard edition, which is just the standalone game, or the ‘Golden Harvest’ edition which comes with an artbook, soundtrack, and a double-sided poster.
Links to all physical edition pre-orders can be found through the XSEED Games wesbite.
Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin launches on 10th November in North America and a little later on the 20th in Europe. Just in case you’re only hearing about it now for the first time, we’ll leave you with an official game description and feature list:
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.