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  Rice is Power! Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin Sells 1 Million Copies; Adds New Features, Supported Languages, and More
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06/23/2021
 


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TORRANCE, Calif – June 23, 2021 – XSEED Games, the independent-minded publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., in conjunction with Marvelous Inc. and Marvelous Europe Limited, today announced that Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin has sold over 1 million copies globally. The game continues to be a top performer for the company with worldwide sales figures reflecting shipped retail editions and digital sales across all platforms.
 
Sales have far surpassed expectations from indie developer Edelweiss, previously best known for the acclaimed shoot ‘em up Astebreed, and publisher Marvelous Inc. Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin continues to garner critical acclaim and was one of the 10 highest-ranked JRPGs on Metacritic in 2020. To reach even more players around the world, Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin has been updated with language support for Latin American Spanish and Simplified Chinese.
 
Additionally, Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin is now available for PC through the Epic Games Store. To celebrate the milestone and new storefront, the game is getting its first discount on digital storefronts as it is now 30% off on not only Epic Games Store and Steam for Windows PC worldwide, but also on eShop for Nintendo Switch™ and PlayStation®Store for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system in North America, Europe, and Japan storefronts. Edelweiss has also updated the game across all platforms with a new feature: the ability to hold a dog and a cat at once! On top of that, your dog will now come running to greet you when you return home from adventuring. The update also includes myriad balancing adjustments and other improvements intended to keep seasoned players coming back for more.

“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 rice cultivation,” said XSEED Games Executive Vice President and rice enthusiast Kenji Hosoi. “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 the learn about the power of rice!”
 

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin launched in North America on Nov. 10, in Japan on Nov. 12, and in Europe on Nov. 20, 2020 for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Nintendo Switch™ system, and Windows PC via Steam. The title has received an ESRB rating of “T for Teen” by the ESRB for all platforms.

The title is available with a standard digital edition on the Nintendo eShop, PlayStation®Store, PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store for $39.99, and with digital deluxe version on the PlayStation®Store and Steam/Epic Games Store available for $49.99 and $54.99 respectively, all currently on sale at 30% off through early July. Standard retail and limited “Divine Edition” versions are available for the PS4™ system and Nintendo Switch™ system on the XSEED Games Store and participating retailers.
 
For 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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