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Sand Land Demo Available Today on Consoles and PC

A free demo for Sand Land, based on the manga from the late legendary author Akira Toriyama, is now available on PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC. The game officially launches on 26 April for all the aforementioned platforms and features Toriyama’s trademark striking artwork, lively characters and storytelling.

“Experience exciting vehicle action and exploration through a partial area of the Sand Land open-world map in this explosive demo!” reads the description for the demo. “Play the demo and receive bonuses in the full game!” It seems like players will get to demo a bit of the combat as well as some lite open-world exploration in a partial area of the map.

The Sand Land manga series was first serialised in Japan’s Weekly Shonen Jump, having a short run time from May to November 2000. It was later published internationally in 2003 under VIZ Media. A CGI movie adaptation was released in Japan in August 2023 that retold the story of the manga.

The official description for Sand Land reads:

“In this action-RPG, players will find a nostalgic and heartwarming world created by Akira Toriyama, where you will become the main character Beelzebub. Learn how to control his powers and lead your company of heroic misfits exploring the legendary world of SAND LAND. Beware of the many dangers that populate it: between bandits, fierce wildlife, and the Royal Army, reaching the spring won’t be easy! Use your tact and imagination to develop tanks and other vehicles that will help you navigate this vast land, using a wide array of part combinations.”

Sadly, Akira Toriyama passed away earlier this month, leaving behind a legacy of manga, anime and video games including Dragon Ball, Dragon Quest, Chrono Trigger and much more. Sand Land was the last video game (that we know of) to involve Toriyama.

Sand Land releases on 26 April 2024 for PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC.

Source: Bandai Namco

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