Akira Toriyama is a name that every anime and manga fan knows. He is the father of Dragon Ball, the designer of the characters of Chrono Trigger, Dragon Quest or Blue Dragon. However, Toriyama reappeared during Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest with a new title inspired by his 2000 self-contained manga, Sand Land. The video game was developed by Bandai Namco.
A man, a demon, a thief and a tank
Sand Land invites us to live the story of Rao, the sheriff of a small village, who, fed up with the greed of the king who rules over a land ravaged by natural disasters, droughts and wars, decides to join forces with Beelzebub, a demon prince, and his friend Thief. Their mission is to find a new source of water that will help them not to depend on the king’s reservoirs, which are becoming more expensive by the day. However, this task proves to be arduous when the group steals a tank from the royal army, attracting the attention of the king himself, who calls upon his armies to stop them. It is on this journey that we will discover Rao’s past and the truth about the droughts that plague the kingdom.
Not only a video game, but also an anime
As if a video game was not enough, Sand Land will also have an animated movie, confirmed a few months ago and expected to be released on August 18th this year in Japan. The video game is confirmed, but we are still waiting for Bandai Namco to reveal the worldwide release date.
Remember that if you want to know all the news and novelties that the Summer Game Fest has left us, in Meristation USA you have a summary of the convention with all the information and trailers available.