Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin Digital Pre-orders Now Open for PlayStation®4 and Nintendo Switch™

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XSEED Games Offers Exclusive Theme for PS4™ Pre-orders Ahead of November 10 Launch

Torrance, Calif. – October 13, 2020 – XSEED Games, the independent-minded publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., is pleased to announce that digital pre-orders for both the standard and the digital deluxe edition are now open for Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system via the PlayStation®Store. The special theme image revealed today featuring the titular harvest goddess, Sakuna, is available only as a pre-order incentive for both versions exclusively on the PlayStation®Store. Digital pre-purchase for the base game is also available for Nintendo Switch™ system via the Nintendo eShop, and the title is now available for Wishlisting on Steam, which will also offer a digital deluxe version in addition to the standalone game.

The digital deluxe edition for PS4™ includes the base game, 42-track digital soundtrack, 4 exclusive PS4™ system themes, and a set of 9 avatars for $49.99. The Steam version of the digital deluxe edition includes a digital version of the 130-page artbook and the digital soundtrack for $54.99. Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin will release with two retail editions for PS4™ and Nintendo Switch™; a standard retail release priced at $39.99 and a special “Divine Edition” priced at $59.99. Both versions are available for pre-order on the XSEED Games Store and participating retailers

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.

Features

  • 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.

Developed by Edelweiss and to be published for the Nintendo Switch™ system and PS4™ system in North America and globally on Windows PC by XSEED Games, Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin launches on November 10. Digital pre-orders for the PS4™ standard and deluxe editions are now available for $39.99 and $49.99 on the PlayStation®Store. Digital pre-purchase for Nintendo Switch is also available for $39.99 via eShop, and the Steam version is available for Wishlisting. The retail game is also available for pre-order in a standard and limited “Divine Edition” for $39.99 and $59.99, respectively, on the XSEED Games Store and participating retailers. The title has been rated “T for Teen” by the ESRB for all three 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 Europe by Marvelous Europe, Ltd. on November 20.

More information about the game, please visit at www.sakunaofriceandruin.com. More information about XSEED Games’ products can be found at www.xseedgames.com. Fans can also follow XSEED Games on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Twitch, get in depth info from their localization blog, and join the discussion on their Discord server at: http://discord.gg/XSEEDGames.

About XSEED Games

XSEED Games is the independent-minded publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Marvelous Inc., which is a publicly traded company listed in the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Formed in 2004 and located in Torrance, California, XSEED Games publishes interactive entertainment content for PC and consoles from the Marvelous portfolio as well as from a wide variety of third-party partners. Whether it’s Marvelous properties such as STORY OF SEASONS (Bokujo Monogatari), SENRAN KAGURA, and Rune Factory, or third-party titles such as the Corpse Party and AKIBA’S TRIP series or Granblue Fantasy: Versus, XSEED Games has grown its reputation among gamers with its critically acclaimed localizations and commitment to fans, remaining ever dedicated to its “indie spirit, player-first” approach.

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