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Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin shipments and digital sales exceed 850,000

Sakuna sales skyrocket!

Back on November 25th, 2020, we learned that Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin shipments and digital sales exceeded 500k units. The game has been trucking along ever since, and publisher Marvelous and developer Edelweiss have shared a sales update. As of right now, Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin shipments and digital sales have exceeded 850k worldwide. Not too shabby for a brand-new franchise that only launched in November 2020!

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin updated to Version 1.0.6

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin has been updated to Version 1.0.6. Check out the patch notes below.

Bug Fixes
- Fixed an issue that occurred rarely with certain boss fights where the game would proceed even if Sakuna and the boss were defeated at the same time
- Fixed an issue in Amagaeshi Shrine where there was a possibility of enemies not loading in correctly following certain specific actions
- Temperature is now a condition for Bakanae disease to develop
- Salt damage will now be reduced by using flowing water or while the field is being drained
- The disorder Cloudy Rice will now develop during the ripening stage, not the drying stage
- Fixed an issue in the second half of the game where conditions for an event occurring in the field can be met using flowing water
- Fixed it so that playtime is not extended incorrectly when fast-forwarding through cutscenes
- Other minor bug fixes

Adjustments
- Added new animations when resting on the porch
- Improved the way that Tidal Wave interacts with the terrain
- Improved the accuracy of annual temperature calculation
- Added Autumnal Hunter’s Garment as a reward for clearing Amagaeshi Shrine Floor 100
- Maximum in-game years has been expanded from 999 to 9999, and the Cornucopia effect of the Rice Hunter’s Garment will now max out after 1000 harvests

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin devs once again show interest in a sequel

So you're saying there's a chance...

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin has been quite the surprise hit, selling over 500k units at last tally. There's no doubt the game has sold much more since then, and plenty of fans are eager to see where the franchise goes.

Developer Edelweiss has discussed the potential for a sequel a few weeks back, but it's clear they're quite a bit more interested now. Check out comments on the chances of a sequel from two of the developers below.

“There aren’t any plans for downloadable content, but we’d like to do a sequel if the opportunity arises” - Edelweiss’ 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.” - Edelweiss’ Nal

Update available for Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin

Bug fixes and adjustments

XSEED has announced that Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin has gotten an update today. You can check out the full details on this update below.

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin gets a new Japanese commercial

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin has been doing phenomenally well around the world, Japan included. Marvelous wants to keep spreading the word on this unique title, which is why they keep pumping out commercials. You can check out the latest spot from Japan above.

Japanese game creators pick their favorite titles of 2020

Were these some of your favorites?

The most recent issue of Famitsu has shared the results of a suvery featuring game creators. The Japanese magazine talked to 132 game devs and personalities to hear what their favorite titles of the year were. Below are the top 5 picks for 2020.

1. Ghost of Tsushima
2. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
3. FFVII Remake
4. Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin
5. Fall Guys

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin will get patches, but no new content

You get what you get

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin has been a bigger hit than anyone expected, easily bringing in over 500k units sold almost right out of the gate. You'd think that would make the situation perfect for some DLC down the line, but that doesn't seem to be the case.

In an interview with NintendoEverything, the development team has said that they will instead focus on patches to fix some issues and other areas of the game, but they're not really looking to create brand-new content. Read their full statement below.

We’re considering updating the game with improvements and adjustments based on player feedback. However, we’re not thinking about adding any new content at this time.

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin director talks about the chances of a sequel

Chances are quite good

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin has turned out to be quite the hit for developer Edelweiss. About a month ago, the game had already surpassed 500k units worldwide. There's no doubt thousands more have checked out the game since then, pushing sales totals closer to that million mark.

After the resounding success, should we expect a sequel? The game's director spoke to NintendoEverything and had this to share.

“True, once I finish making a game I don’t feel like making anything similar to it for a while. But this time we’ve received such a positive reaction from our players that I’d like to think we could do something. I suppose it depends on what kind of ideas we come up with, although I don’t have anything in mind at the moment.”

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin updated to Version 1.04

Another slate of bug fixes

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin has been updated to Version 1.04. Check out the patch notes below.

– Reduced the stagger after the player uses the Divine Raiment and it catches nothing.
– Fixed an issue when with Fierce Furrow where it was sometimes difficult to land a hit depending on the frame rate and skill level.
– Fixed a bug with healing when using Milky Way or Mirror of Purification when a certain Spirit Bough was in effect.
– Minor adjustments to the camera at home.
– Fixed an issue so the release conditions will no longer randomly update when moving items in and out of the Fertilizer Pit.
– Fixed an issue so recipes that can no longer be made will now disappear when adding ingredients to the Fertilizer Pit.
– It is now possible to obtain Nibancha (Summer) by adding fertilizer to tea.
– Increased the spawn rate of Medicinal Base at Hidden Crimson Spring.
– Fixed an issue so quest information will no longer display during events.
– The player can now progress through the event that requires the Soul-Stealing Mask with the Soul-Stealing Mask+, as well.
– Fixed other minor bugs.

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin updated to Version 1.03

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin has been updated to Version 1.03. Check out the patch notes for this update below.

– Fixed multiple glitches/bugs that made the game crash
– Fixed an issue where Ashigumo could get stuck above the ceiling and the player would be unable to progress
– Added the weed control effect to bean and bran fertilizer
– Fixed the backward order when obtaining silk and spirit thread
– Fixed other glitches/bugs

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