The period of bizarre, highly-stylistic video games like Ghost Trick, Zero Escape, and Elite Beat Brokers is unfortunately lengthy over — and weirdly sufficient, it coincides with the demise of the Nintendo DS, a console that inspired bizarre video games greater than something.
However the spirit of the DS lives on — in video games like NEO: The World Ends With You, and an upcoming sport from Necrosoft and Brandon Sheffield referred to as Demonschool, which pulls its inspiration from the Persona and Shin Megami Tensei sequence, in addition to Italian horror cinema (why not).
Demonschool is a delightfully grungy isometric techniques RPG themed round a demon-infested faculty, the place your enemies will vary from Yakuza members performing summoning rituals to your personal fellow college students, who’ve been possessed. You’ll play as Faye, the final remaining member of a legendary demon-hunting household, on a mission to rid the college of the demonic scourge alongside your (un-possessed) classmates.
The techniques half sounds actually fascinating, and we’ll defer to the official description right here so we do not get it incorrect:
Demonschool is a streamlined techniques sport the place motion equals motion, selections may be rewound, and speedy mechanics take away the style’s conventional cruft. Plan every pupil’s strikes at your leisure, then hit the motion button and watch all of it play out in devastating, character-based combos. Destin, a hot-blooded fighter, can knock foes ahead into Namako’s debuffing sprint, and harm sellers like Faye profit from shrine keeper Knute’s useful wards. Alter methods for monolithic bosses and weird battlefields, bucking style conventions. Unleash tide-turning particular strikes to maintain the demons at bay—in the event that they attain the again line, the human world is misplaced.
Sounds enjoyable, proper?!
Take a look at these scrumptious screenshots (and one gif, as a result of it seems actually cool):
Demonschool is slated for a 2023 launch on Nintendo Swap, PC, PS4/5, Xbox One, and Xbox Collection S|X.
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