During this year’s New York Comic Con, Bandai Namco Entertainment unveiled an English-dubbed trailer for their upcoming game based on Akira Toriyama’s SAND LAND manga.
The trailer also introduced the English voice cast for the game. This action role-playing game is set to launch on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam.
The English cast includes:
- Shawn Smith as Supreme Commander Zeu
- Andrew Lander as General Are
- Owen Thomas as Thief
- Keith Silverstein as Lucifer
- Risa Mei as Beelzebub
- John Lipow (Jonathan Lipow) as Rao
The game’s narrative unfolds in a parched desert world, plagued by a severe scarcity of water, affecting both humans and demons. Players will take on the roles of the Fiend Prince, Beelzebub, Sheriff Rao, and a cunning demon Thief as they embark on a quest to discover the elusive Legendary Spring hidden within the arid landscape.
Beelzebub, who presents himself as a “super evil fiend,” possesses a childlike innocence alongside his superhuman strength and telepathic abilities. Sheriff Rao, hailing from a small town, seeks the aid of demons to rescue Sand Land from its water crisis. Accompanying them is the wily old demon Thief, adding his thieving skills to the team’s repertoire.
As players assume the role of Beelzebub, they will explore a vast world alongside this unconventional group of humans and demons. Whether traversing the expansive desert on foot or in various vehicles, they will encounter both perils and benevolent characters, all while unraveling the myriad secrets hidden within SAND LAND.
The game’s action is enriched by vehicular and character combat, with players gaining access to a range of customizable vehicles equipped with loadouts to navigate the desert, surmount obstacles, and face a diverse array of formidable adversaries.
SAND LAND, a short manga series serialized by Toriyama in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from May to August 2000, has its origins. Shueisha published a single compiled volume of the manga in November 2000.
The manga has also inspired an anime film adaptation, which premiered in Japan on August 18 and made its worldwide debut at this year’s Comic-Con International San Diego on July 22. The film is set to hit North American screens in 2024.
Source | Press Release