What is "Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin"?
The game was released on November 12th, 2020. It’s a Japanese-style action RPG available on PC, PS4, and the Nintendo Switch. The protagonist is the harvest goddess Sakuna, who works temp jobs on a lush island. The plot focuses on a cycle of rice growing and demon slaying.
The game consists of two parts: farming rice and action. Sakuna’s abilities grow as she cultivates rice. She must defeat demons to gather new materials. The rice growing is very realistic and the best walkthrough for the rice cultivation portion of the game is the Making Rice Q＆A (お米 作り方Q＆A) on the website of the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Farming and Fisheries.
This endearing game is certainly drawing a lot of attention and is the subject of several affectionate (and puntastic) nicknames in Japanese.