Edelweiss’ indie farming and fighting game hit a major milestone worldwide. Marvelous, its publisher, took to Twitter to confirm sales of Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin passed one million copies worldwide. In the reveal, it confirmed the figure included digital copies and physical copies on all platforms. The game had a near simultaneous release worldwide in November 2020.
In Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin, players follow the recently deposed harvest goddess. After her part in an altercation with a group of humans destroyed some of the gods’ supplies, she’s banished to her ancestral home with the humans. There, she must deal with the demon inhabitants and learn to make use of her gifts and farm. While at her new homestead, you learn to properly farm and prepare rice. When exploring the island, it shifts to a 2.5D sort of beat’em up where she uses farming tools and her divine raiment to attack. As she’s a harvest goddess, she draws strength from players becoming better farmers. (Edelweiss, its developers, even grew their own rice.)
Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin sales have steadily grown since its launch. It sold through its first shipment in Japan. It also hit 500,000 copies sold worldwide back in November 2020. Its development team even suggested it might be interested in a sequel.
Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin is available for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PC. There will also be a Sakuna Nendoroid.