The beautiful-looking action, farming and crafting title Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin may look like the perfect suitable for the Switch, however believe it or not, this system wasn’t initially part of the plan.
Speaking to Siliconera, XSEED games executive vice president, Kenji Hosoi, exposed how Nintendo really approached them (a subsidiary of Marvelous) on multiple celebrations about bringing the game to the hybrid platform. It appears Edelweiss’ effort has actually paid off – as the Switch version of the video game had about “2-to-1” pre-orders over the PlayStation 4 release.
Here it is in the Hosoi’s words:
Initially our plan was to launch on PC and PS4 just, but after Sakuna was announced as being in the works, our Nintendo contact at the time connected to us on more than one event to think about launching the video game on the Nintendo Switch as well.
We were initially hesitant on the first few reach-outs, as it simply was not part of the original strategy and we would have had to reschedule everything, however after multiple talks with Nintendo and hearing how passionate they had to do with the game, we ultimately decided to launch the game on the Switch also.
That wasn’t a simple ask for Edelweiss, however we all agreed that Switch would be a terrific platform for the video game. In hindsight, we’re pleased we took their request seriously as we have nothing but gratitude towards Nintendo for actively showcasing the video game, and in regards to sales effect, we’re seeing terrific launch orders on the Switch– about a 2-to-1 over PS4.
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