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XSEED Games, Marvelous Europe and Edelweiss have confirmed release dates for Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin on Nintendo Switch.

From the two-man team behind Astebreed, the game combines side-scrolling action with crafting and farming simulation.

You play as Sakuna, a spoiled harvest goddess banished to a dangerous island with a group of outcast humans. As she explores the beautiful, 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 humans.

In addition to being a fresh take on Japanese mythology and a love letter to action games, Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin is an ode to rice and an engrossing simulation of the craft behind the agriculture.

“We’re elated to finally announce that Sakuna will be available worldwide in just a few months,” enthuses director Nal.

“So much care has been put into bringing our vision for Sakuna and her world to life. Five years ago it was just the two of us with a dream, then character artist Ryota Murayama-san and composer Hiroyuki Oshima-san joined, and now, we’re in the home stretch thanks to our partners.

“We are counting down the days until we can introduce you to Sakuna, her friends, the joy and serenity of traditional rice cultivation, and all of the demons she’ll defeat with her farming tools.”

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin will release for Nintendo Switch in North America on 10th November and across Europe, Australia and New Zealand on 20th November 2020.

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Alex Seedhouse

Alex Seedhouse

After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.