Sakuna announced for E3!

Discussion in 'Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin' started by Wyrdwad, May 31, 2017.

  1. Trails of Persona

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    According to the E3 trailer we got this year, it's slated for this winter, so could be either very end of this year or early next year. I'd expect them to make a more solid release date November/December time.
     
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    Hoping they give us more info soon, was really excited for this after the trailer!
     
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    Thank you for sharing this! This game has been in the back of my mind since announcement, I can't wait to play it. I agree, the graphics do look nice! I think it looks very pretty and bright. Ahhhhh I just hope the wait won't be too much longer!
     
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    I'm still not entirely sure if I'll enjoy this game, but it's piqued my curiousity enough that I am going to pick it up and try it out. :)
     
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    Thanks for posting it. I had no idea that there was any new information about it. I played demos of it this year and last and it got a lot better over time so I'm pretty excited to see the final product.
     
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    How would you describe it in your experience? I feel like most of the info has been pretty scarce, and I'm just curious how it handles. :p
     
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    Oof, I'm not the best person to ask since I don't play too many 2D action titles so I can't really compare it to anything.
     
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    I'm afraid my opinion might be seen as a bit biased, so I'm hesitant to weigh in, but as someone who plays almost exclusively 2D action titles these days, I figure it's worth noting that I've absolutely loved what I've played of this game thus far. Sakuna controls wonderfully, with a moveset that would almost be at home in a beat-em-up, and a stretchy scarf that feels like something out of Bionic Commando or Umihara Kawase -- but slightly better, since you can latch onto enemies with it and use it to back-suplex them. ;)

    It does take a little bit to get used to, and you CAN get yourself "animation-locked" to a small extent if you time your attacks poorly. But once you get the hang of fighting, it's an absolute blast. In a way, it kind of reminds me a little of the combat in Muramasa, though it's been a LONG time since I last played that game, so I might just be reminded of Muramasa due to the traditional Japanese setting of both titles.

    -Tom
     
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    I guess I’d disagree in you having a bias; sure you work for the company, but you also have a great taste in games! So I take your word to mean something. ;)
     
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    I sure hope so I've been waiting for this game so long I keep forgetting it's even coming.
     
  13. Trails of Persona

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    Well the game was originally supposed to be released Winter 2019, so one would think it would be soon. Then again, I believe this is one of those games that is still in development so it's tricky to give a very accurate frame and could be pushed back if troubles happen. I looked it up but finding info for the game is hard since there isn't much for it.
     
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    Yeah...Sakuna hasn't been released in Japan yet. In fact, I'm not even sure if it has an actual release date there, yet. Marv.jp lists Sakuna's release date as 'to be determined'. So...I suppose this could actually still be quite a while off. At this point I'm thinking we're going to pass the forecasted 'Winter 2018' release window, since that ends in less than 3 weeks, now.
     
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    Things like this make me miss an employee being active in the forums. It's nice to hear more often than once every 4-6 months on a title. Even if it's kind of a throwaway.
     
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    Hi, It's Alena, your friendly local XSEEDer! Feel free to tag me if you have any direct questions, I'll do my best to answer! As for Sakuna, we did recently Tweet that the game is indeed coming this year. It's still in development, so past that we really don't have more details to share. As soon as we do we would be sure to post it on social media and the "News" portion of our website where we always post current press releases. If you missed the Tweet it did come with a new screenshot so that might be of interest to some of you: https://twitter.com/XSEEDGames/status/1093684194276970496
     
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    I have been so fixated on this game recently. I found myself thinking about for multiple days, wondering when we may get an update or any word on the status/a release. Awesome to hear it's being shown, but nothing could be sweeter than some news on when I can buy it! :3
     
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    Yeah, with it having been still in development when Alena last posted here (above), I don't know what the timeline is. I don't think it's even out in Japan, at this point, so...really no idea when we can expect to see it in North America. Maybe they'll give a Japanese release date at this BitSummit 7 Spirits thing? I don't know anything about it, so I can't make any good guesses.
     
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    I'm curious if they've been able to do any localization while it's in development, like if they've been given scripts/etc. early for a closer release. If this still has over a year until release, I will be bummed!
     

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