DeNA and PlatinumGames have announced World of Demons, a new samurai action game coming to iOS and Android devices this summer. Pre-registration is available now.
Here is an overview of the game, via its official website:
- Title: World of Demons
- Genre: Samurai Action
- Release Date: Summer 2018
- Supported Platforms: iOS, Android (coming soon)
- Supported Devices: iOS 9 or later (iPhone 6 and newer) (not all devices supported)
- Price: Free with in-app purchases
World of Demons takes place in a fantastic interpretation of medieval Japan in which Oni (demons) have taken over the human world. The previously docile Yokai (monsters from Japanese folklore) have been corrupted by the Oni and have begun attacking humans as well. Only the brave Samurai dare to stand up to threat of the Oni…
After the Oni killed his parents, Onimaru was kidnapped and raised by Oni from a young age to do their bidding. Now an adult, he has vowed to enact revenge on the Oni for what they have done by cleansing the human world of their plague…
A shrine-maiden dedicated to protecting her family’s ancestral shrine, Sayo has left her shrine behind to search for the Oni who kidnapped her mother. After a chance meeting with Onimaru, she decides that following him on his journey is her best chance to find clues to her mother’s whereabouts.
Ibaraki Doji and Kuma Doji
Shuten Doji’s lover and most trusted lieutenant. Her face is obscured by a mask, hinting at a dark past. What, if any, connections does she have to the Samurai that are assembled against the Oni?
One of the Seven Demonlords. Despises humanity and yokai alike, seeing them as inferior to the Oni race. Revering strength above all else, he may change his mind about an opponent after crossing swords in combat. A calculating creature with no moral compass to speak of.
■ Key Features
Dramatic Samurai Action
Step into the shoes of multiple powerful Samurai as you experience World of Demons‘ world-class combat. Take direct control of your character and perform sword slashes, dodges, parries, and finishing moves. Call on your Yokai Minions to support you in battle with elemental buffs, attack spells, and support techniques. Use every tool at your disposal to defeat giant bosses and demonic Oni henchmen.
Innovative Gameplay Modes
Show off your skills and upgrades in multiple game modes that cater to all types of players and obtain unique and compelling rewards from each. Defeat the Oni masters and save the world in the Skirmish story mode. Pick your strongest upgraded Yokai Minions and take on the other players to reach high rankings in the Yokai Showdown competitive arena mode. Once you are ready, pick other players’ Samurai to join you in taking on the strongest bosses the game has to offer in the cooperative Samurai Stronghold mode.
Diverse Upgrades and Customization
World of Demons features deep upgrades and customization for each of the Samurai player characters, plus the weapons they wield. Obtain increased health, better offense, additional sword skills, and character-specific special moves and evasions by forging new and better weapons, and using them to obtain experience from enemies. In addition, you can obtain, train, and upgrade an entire roster of Yokai Minions that confer boosts to core stats, as well as having specific powers unique to each Yokai. Upgrading these Yokai increase the potency of their powers, giving you greater attack and support options on the battlefield, as well as unlocking specific affinities to increase your chances against the most powerful enemies.
Watch the announcement trailer below. View a set of screenshots at the gallery.