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World of Demons preview – Hands-on with the first mobile game from PlatinumGames

World of Demons preview - Hands-on with the first mobile game from PlatinumGames World of Demons is a new mobile offering from Platinum Games, the quirky Japanese developer behind such hardcore favourites as Bayonetta, Nier: Automata, The Wonderful 101 and Vanquish.

This is a developer with serious pedigree when it comes to creating tight and distinctive action games. Which explains why we’re so excited that Platinum is making its mobile debut this summer with World of Demons.

The game recently soft launched on the App Store in Malaysia, the Philippines and Singapore, and I’ve been playing around with it. So how is it shaping up?

Yokai the new

World of Demons is a third person arena action game that sees samurai protagonist Onimaru slicing his way through waves of brainwashed yokai (Japanese spirits) in a bid to bring down a nasty oni (demon).

The controls are an interesting hybrid of classic virtual buttons and more modern mobile inputs. You move Onimaru with an invisible virtual joystick to the left of the screen, but he attacks automatically when you get close to an enemy.

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