Sand Land Game Releases New Trailer Set to Darude’s ‘Sandstorm’ – News

Game launches on April 26 for PS4, PS5, Xbox X|S, PC


Bandai Namco Entertainment America began streaming a new trailer on Monday for the upcoming role-playing action game based on the late Akira Toriyama‘s Sand Land manga set to the popular meme song “Sandstorm” by Darude:


A playable demo is currently available for the game.

The game will launch on April 26 (April 25 in Japan) for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam.

Bandai Namco Entertainment describes the game:

Dive into a desert world where both humans and demons suffer from an extreme water shortage. Play as and watch the Fiend Prince, Beelzebub, Sheriff Rao, and demon Thief set off on an adventure in search of a Legendary Spring hidden in the desert. Introducing himself as a “super evil fiend”, Beelzebub has a pure heart like a little boy but has superhuman strength and telepathic abilities. Rao, a small-town sheriff, seeks the aid of demons to save all of Sand Land from the water shortage. Thief, a wise old demon with thieving abilities also accompanies Beelzebub and Rao on their adventure.

Playing as Beelzebub, players will be able to explore a vast world accompanied by his unlikely group of demons and humans. Whether roaming in various vehicles, or traveling by foot, players will encounter dangers as well as helpful characters they meet in the vast desert while uncovering SAND LAND‘s many secrets. Vehicular and character combat is a big part of the action in the game. Players will have access to a variety of vehicles that they can customize and equip with loadouts to traverse the desert, overcome obstacles, and take on a diverse assortment of mighty foes.

The Sand Land manga is a short series that Toriyama serialized in Shueisha‘s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from May to August 2000. Shueisha published one compiled book volume of the manga in November 2000.

The manga inspired an anime film adaptation that opened in Japan in August 2023. The film had its world premiere screening at Comic-Con International San Diego in July 2023 and is slated in North America this year. The manga also received an anime series on Disney+ and Hulu on March 20.

Source: Bandai Namco America’s YouTube channel


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