And it officially makes the April Fool game as well.
Platinum Games just released an Apple Arcade exclusive called World of Demons.
World of Demons is an action game that comes as no surprise considering that Platinum is the developer of some of the best action games in the industry, such as Bayonetta and NieR: Automata. The trailer is below:
This is set in a wonderful world full of yokai – a class of supernatural monsters and spirits from Japanese folklore. (Ewan Wilson wrote a fascinating Eurogamer article on yōkai in From Software’s Sekiro, which is well worth reading if you want to know more.)
Here is the official blurb on World of Demons:
“Players will take on the role of a samurai leading an army of yokai minions as they set out on a mission against evil. The game is set in a beautiful setting inspired by traditional Japanese art with beautiful scenes taken from the ukiyo-e wooden block. the way they face samurai allies and a yager menagerie, each with their own techniques and combination possibilities, the players will expand their arsenal of abilities to conquer all enemies in front of them, eventually facing the fearsome Shuten Doji, master of all oni.
“Drop your steel when this samurai story is about to begin.”
Note: World of Demons requires iOS 13.0 or later and weighs in at 2.8 GB.
The announcement of World of Demons is part of a renewed release on Apple Arcade, which has just received 32 new games, including 11 new “Arcade Originals”. World of Demons is one of the 11 Arcade Originals. Others include NBA 2K21 Arcade Edition, Simon’s Cat: Story Time, Star Trek: Legends, The Oregon Trail, Cut the Rope Remastered, SongPop Party and Fantasian, a diorama adventure RPG from Mistwalker (the story is by Hironobu Sakaguchi, and the music is by Nobuo Uematsu). Check it out in the video below (it’s gorgeous!).
In other related Platinum news, it seems that the developer is actually making the game the pea as an April Fool’s joke last year.
This week, Platinum released a trailer for Sol Cresta, a shmup due to the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and PC. It is a sequel to the 1985 arcade game Terra Cresta.
There is a lot going on at Platinum. It makes Project GG, Bayonetta 3 and Babylon’s Fall.