Based on Akira Toriyama’s short manga, the action RPG has players exploring a desert world, seeking water, with customizable vehicles.
Remember the SAND LAND Project announced by Bandai Namco last December, which seemed to culminate in a transmedia project for Akira Toriyama’s classic short manga series? As it turns out, there’s also a video game, with SAND LAND coming to PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One and PC, developed by ILCA of Pokemon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl and One Piece Odyssey fame.
Set in a desert world where water is a precious commodity, the protagonist is Beelzebub, the Fiend Prince, who ventures with Sheriff Rao and the old demon Thief to find the Legendary Spring. As an action RPG, SAND LAND also features customizable vehicles and various enemies to fight. Of course, there are unique NPCs, human and demon, to interact with.
SAND LAND doesn’t have a release date, so we’ll need to wait for more details. ILCA is also working on the next Ace Combat, establishing a joint studio with Bandai Namco called Bandai Namco Aces. It’s developed on Unreal Engine 5.