Late final yr, Bandai Namco introduced that it will be working with Akira Toriyama, the creator of Dragon Ball, to lastly make an animation of his 2000 hit Sand Land. On the time, it additionally introduced that the Sand Land mission would even be coming to different “collaborations and mediums.” On the Summer time Game Fest, it was lastly confirmed that Bandai Namco can be engaged on a Sand Land online game that is set to come back to PS5, Xbox Sequence X/S, and PC at an as but unannounced future date.
Whereas the crew hasn’t introduced an excessive amount of concerning the game, we do know that you will be a part of a celebration of the Fiend Prince, Beelzebub, Sheriff Rao, and the demon Thief to journey throughout the desert in an motion RPG. Gamers will truly management Beelzebub in the course of the journey, however the sheriff and demon function companions on the lengthy journey. The preliminary splash of reports additionally mentions that gamers will drive round within the desert in a number of several types of automobiles, specifying that vehicular and character fight can be “an enormous a part of the motion” when Sand Land ships.
Dive right into a desert world from the creator of Dragon Ball, Akira Toriyama!
Play because the Fiend Prince, Beelzebub, and set off on an journey utilizing your wits, brawn, and automobiles to save lots of #SANDLAND!
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These automobiles are mentioned to have a number of totally different choices for personalisation and gamers will be capable of load them out with totally different kits. This can let gamers overcome the totally different obstacles littering the desert. As talked about, we do not but know rather more, however that does sound suspiciously like there may be Metroid-esque components where you unlock parts of the desert solely after you discover a particular automobile attachment. That is simply hypothesis on our half, but it surely definitely sounds prefer it would slot in with what Bandai Namco is highlighting on this early advertising push.
As talked about above, we have no phrase a couple of launch date for the Sand Land online game adaptation. Nonetheless, the anime is presently set for August 18. If the game was going to come back out round that point, you’d count on they’d have introduced a date throughout this trailer drop, but it surely might nonetheless come out later this yr relying on how lengthy they need to wait between releases and the way easy growth is. Both means, we count on to maintain listening to extra about it over the course of the remainder of the summer time as we close to the anime’s launch.