Bandai Namco has revealed their upcoming action RPG title based on a manga called Sandland. Written by the creator of Dragon Ball Z, the legendary Akira Toriyama, it was a one-volume comic that gained a lot of popularity. The reveal trailer at the Summer Game Fest showcases a beautiful art design in a desert setting.
Akira Toriyama Brings His Unique Art Style with the Upcoming Sandland
Sandland is set in a cruel desert where demons and humans reside and both suffer from extreme water shortage. You’ll play as the main characters from the manga including Fiend Prince, Beelzebub, Sheriff Rao, and Demon Thief as they set off on an adventure in search of a Legendary Spring hidden in the desert. You can watch the reveal trailer here:
Akira Toriyama has previously worked on other famous titles too. Toriyama was the mind behind the 2006 Xbox 360 game Blue Dragon, which was a very fun experience. If it can replicate more of the same it’s definitely going to be a great experience as well. So far, the art style and character design look as brilliant as we expect from the artist.
The title focuses a lot on combat. There will be both character and vehicle combat. Players will have access to a variety of vehicles that they can customize and equip with loadouts reminding us of 2015’s Mad Max game.
No release window for the title has been announced but it will be available on PlayStation 4, 5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. Recently an anime for the franchise was also announced. Combined with the game’s announcement, it’s a great time to be a fan.
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