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Platinum Games’ stylish action game World of Demons releases on Apple Arcade

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You would be forgiven if you forgot everything about World of Demons. Platinum Games announced the mobile action game back in 2018, and guess what? It’s suddenly available now exclusively on Apple Arcade.

Do you like stylish action games with cute artistic directions? World of Demons could be down your alley. The game’s aesthetic is reminiscent of titles like Okami in that it cradles beautiful watercolor art inspired by ukiyo-e woodcuts.

Players control a samurai who leads an army of yokai, demons from Japanese folklore, on a mission to take down the evil lord of the oni, Shuten Doji. Along the way, players will recruit additional Yokai and Samurai for their cause, each bringing new abilities. Since this is a Platinum Seal, the in-game action is fast, smooth, and over-the-top, and you can play using a controller or with virtual inputs on the touchscreen. Check out the game’s launch trailer to see the magnificent title in action.

All Platinum fans know that the studio always has multiple irons on fire at once. Bayonetta 3 is of course the biggie, which is still happening last we checked. The fall of Babylon it is also still a thing to our knowledge. There’s also the “Platinum Four,” the studio’s featured game roster that includes The Wonderful 101: Remastered, Project GG, the newly revealed arcade shooter, Sol Cresta, and the unveiling of the new branch of the. studio in Tokyo (and, presumably, everything that might come out of it).

Since World of Demons is part of Apple Arcade, subscribers have access to the game on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Mac. Like all games in the service, you cannot purchase World of Demon separately; you will need to register for Apple Arcade to access it. World of Demons isn’t the only big game Apple Arcade has up its sleeve. Fantasian, the upcoming RPG from Mistwalker (directed by Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi), was recently announced for the service too.

What do you think of World of Demons? Share your thoughts in the comments!


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