This morning, I saw PlatinumGames had tweeted about a gameplay trailer for World of Demons and its “wild world of yokai.”
Two things caught my attention right away. First, it’s PlatinumGames! Second, yokai! What is this game, and why didn’t I know about it?
World of Demons is a mobile game announced in April. PlatinumGames is working together with DeNA to develop an action game with RPG elements about samurai warriors fighting yokai.
According to IGN, World of Demons features both traditional yokai as well as a few new creations. They’re trying to make the world feel authentic.
It’s a free-to-play mobile game, which might be why I missed the announcement in the first place. However, it might be all right. There is some sort of gacha system related to the yokai minions you can summon to help you in battle, but you’ll be able to play it without purchasing anything.
Only special events will feature stamina, so you’ll be able to play most of the game as much as you want. (Next to gacha, stamina systems are one of the most annoying things about typical mobile RPGs. However, you’ll need an Internet connection to play it, which is third on my list of annoyances.)
Let’s move on and take a look at the new trailer.
The game’s appearance is very Okami-esque. I might not be the biggest Okami fan, but that’s mainly because of the pacing. I like the style, and the gameplay shown in the trailer looks pretty cool.
A 14-minute gameplay demo with developer commentary is also available from IGN. Among other things, it shows how you use the touchscreen to move, attack, and dodge.
World of Demons actually looks pretty cool, although I wish it wasn’t a mobile game. What do you think?
In other mobile gaming news, Star Ocean: Anamnesis is coming west this July.---
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