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Sakuna: Of Rise and Ruin celebrates 1 million copies sold globally

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What celebration could be complete without new features, supported languages and more? None. So that stuff is coming.

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin, an action-RPG that takes plenty of time to focus on some surprisingly ambitious rice farming segments, has now sold over 1 million copies globally, publisher XSEED Games announced today. The figure represents shipped retail editions and digital sales across relevant platforms.

First released on Switch and PlayStation 4 in November of last year, the game is the most successful yet for developer Edelweiss, which you may recognize for its work on a shooter called Astebreed. So the team clearly wanted to spread its wings and try something a little different, with exciting results.

Here at HonestGamers, in a reader review for the game's Switch version, mariner noted that the game can at times be purposefully tedious where the agricultural side is concerned, but that said tedium doesn't prevent the overall experience from being both unique and wonderful.

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin is also now available on the Epic Games Store. To celebrate the expanded availability, which will in theory lead to many more sales on top of those that already exist, the game is presently on sale with a 30% discount on the Epic Games Store, Nintendo eShop, Steam and PlayStation Store services.

Edelweiss also has added a new feature: the ability to hold a dog and a cat at the same time. Your dog will also greet you upon your return from adventuring, and there have been "myriad balancing adjustments and other improvements" along the way.

"We're thrilled that so many people have experienced Princess Sakuna's many adventures, from the relationships she forms with her human and animal companions to the unique charms of traditional Japanese rise cultivation," said Kenji Hosoi, a rise enthusiast who also happens to work at XSEED Games as the company's Executive Vice President. "We hope adding support for more languages and new storefronts, as well as fun additions from Edelweiss such as new ways of interacting with your pets, will entice more players around the world to experience her journey and learn about the power of rice."

Rice. It does good things.

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin is now available on the various services already mentioned above, in both standard and deluxe digital editions. You can also acquire a "Divine Edition" that lets physical collectors get something a little special for PlayStation 4 or Switch, provided your local retail establishment is feeling cooperative.

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Staff article by Jason Venter (June 23, 2021)

Jason Venter has been playing games for 30 years, since discovering the Apple IIe version of Mario Bros. in his elementary school days. Now he writes about them, here at HonestGamers and also at other sites that agree to pay him for his words.

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