Nier: Automata developer Platinum Games has soft-launched its new IP World of Demons.
The hack-and-slash RPG is currently available in the Philippines, Singapore and Malaysia and represents Platinum’s first foray into the mobile market.
The game is inspired by Japanese folklore and pits players and their samurai warriors against a menagerie of monsters called Yokai.
Visually World of Demons takes cues from Clover Studio’s Okami as it is inspired by traditional Japanese ink-style painting and woodblock prints.
Many of Platinum’s founders had previously worked on Okami before the studio’s closure, so this title is seen as a spiritual successor to the critically acclaimed game.
Hackin’ good fun
Gameplay-wise the title is more akin to Platinum’s warmly received Nier: Automata with its hack-and-slash mechanics.
Each Samurai’s move-set includes sword slashes, dodges, parries and finishing moves. Should things look dicey you can also call on your Yokai Minions to support you in battle with elemental buffs, attack spells and support techniques.
Platinum initially revealed its partnership with mobile games publisher DeNA back in early April 2018.
World of Demons is currently pencilled in for a summer release on iOS, with Android planned for later in 2018.