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SAND LAND game will be released in April



A Bandai Namco and the ILCA announced that the game SAND LAND based on the manga by Akira Toriyama (creator of Dragon Ball) with the same name will be released on April 25th in Japan for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PlayStation 4 and PC via Steam. The following day, April 26th, it will be released worldwide. You can see the announcement trailer above.

In the description of SAND LAND we can read:

Immerse yourself in a desert world where humans and demons suffer from an extreme shortage of water.

Embody the demon prince, Beelzebub, Sheriff Rao and the Thief and go on an adventure in search of a legendary spring hidden in the desert.

Self-described as a “super evil” demon, Beelzebub has an innocent heart like a child, but also possesses superhuman strength and telepathic abilities.

Rao, a small-town sheriff, seeks the help of demons to save all of SAND LAND from water shortages.

Thief, a wise old demon with thief skills also accompanies Beelzebub and Rao on their adventure.

With Beelzebub, players will be able to explore a vast world accompanied by his unlikely group of demons and humans.

Whether aboard vehicles or on foot, players will encounter dangers and allies in the vast desert as they discover the many secrets of SAND LAND. Vehicle and character combat are the main highlights of the game.

Players will have access to a variety of vehicles that they can customize and equip with equipment to traverse the desert, overcome obstacles and face a variety of powerful enemies.

SAND LAND is a popular manga created in 2000 by Akira Toriyamathe author of Dragon Ball It is Dr. Slumpwhich has received worldwide popularity since its publication.

Sand Land anime series on Disney+ in 2024

An anime film adaptation premiered in August 2023 and in spring 2024 it will premiere on Disney+ an anime series based on Sandland taking advantage of scenes from the film and introducing them to the scenarios.

The animation is from the studios Sunrise, Kamikaze Douga It is Animathe direction is Toshihisa Yokoshima (Tales of Crestoria: The Wake of Sin, Amanatsu, Cocolors, Dragon Quest games) which received support from Hiroshi Koujina (Ryoma! The Prince of Tennis, The Vampire Dies in No Time, Grenadier), the script is by Hayashi Mori (Cells at Work! Code Black, Drifting Home) and the music is the responsibility of Yūgo Kanno (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders, Psycho-Pass, Ajin). The sound direction is Yoshikazu Iwanami.

The manga Sandland was released by Akira Toriyama in Weekly Shōnen Jump from May to August 2000. And its only volume was published in November 2000.

Sand Land Synopsis:

In the distant future, war has destroyed the entire Earth, leaving only a barren desert where the water supply is controlled by the greedy king. Searching for a long-lost lake, Sheriff Rao asked the king of demons for help… and got the king’s son, Beelzebub, and his assistant, Thief. Together, the unlikely trio sets out across the desert, facing dragons, bandits, and the deadliest enemy of all… the king’s own army!

Toriyama began his first serialized manga, Dr. Slumpin 1980, and inspired two anime series and several films. Toriyama continued later with Dragon Ball, which was released from 1984 to 1995, and still inspires sequels and spinoffs in the form of manga and anime today. He is also known as the games’ character designer Dragon Quest, Chrono Trigger It is Blue Dragon.

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