PlatinumGames just surprise-launched World of Demons, an iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Apple TV, and Mac game it announced almost three years ago. This stylized hack-and-slash action game falls right in line with many of the games that made the studio famous and is out now, exclusive to Apple Arcade. Compatible controllers may be used to play the game if preferred.
In the game, players are transported to the world of yokai, with its monsters and spirits inspired by Japanese folklore. See the bright and vibrant colors of World of Demons in the new launch trailer below.
World of Demons was first announced all the way back in April of 2018. A summary for the game can be found on Platinum’s website:
Players will assume the role of a samurai leading an army of yokai minions as they embark on a mission against evil. The game is set in a beautiful environment inspired by traditional Japanese artwork with gorgeous stages pulled from ukiyo-e woodblock prints. Along the way, they’ll meet samurai allies and a menagerie of yokai, each with their own techniques and combo possibilities. Players will expand their arsenal of abilities to conquer all foes that stand before them, ultimately facing the fearsome Shuten Doji, lord of all oni.
At the moment, it seems World of Demons will remain as an Apple Arcade exclusive for a while, as Platinum has announced no plans to bring the game to other platforms. In other news, the studio recently revealed Sol Cresta, and if you’re more into the developer’s bigger hits, you should know that you’ll still have to wait a while for Bayonetta 3.