Sakuna: Of Rice And Ruin – No DLC plans, hoping for a sequel

Sakuna: Of Rice And Ruin – No DLC plans, hoping for a sequel

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin became somewhat of a runaway hit for developers Edelweiss – earning praise for its uniquely comprehensive rice-growing gameplay paired with platforming action.

While the prospect of a follow-up is still far away, however, it looks like its developers are already keen on creating more Sakuna action eventually!

Speaking in a Famitsu interview, Edelweiss team members Koichi and Nal shared about the future of the new IP. In particular, the two shared that the studio was interested in giving Sakuna a second game, as opposed to just DLC for the first game:

There aren’t any plans for downloadable content, but we’d like to do a sequel if the opportunity arises.” (Koichi)“While we don’t have any concrete plans for a sequel, I have nothing but gratitude for the fans. When the timing is right, I hope we can live up to their expectations.

About Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin

Spoiled harvest goddess Sakuna finds herself banished from her opulent celestial home to an island overrun with demons. In the untamed wilderness, she must rediscover her birthright as the daughter of a warrior god and harvest goddess by weathering the elements, fighting monsters, and cultivating rice, the source of her power.

By her side in this forbidding place is her guardian Tama and a group of outcast humans. Together, these unlikely companions must join hands to tame both the soil and the demons of Hinoe Island.

Developed by Edelweiss, the indie team behind the acclaimed Astebreed, Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin combines side-scrolling action with deep crafting and farming simulation in a powerful tale about finding one’s place in the world.

KEY FEATURES

  • Refined Side-scrolling Platforming 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 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.