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Sand Land: Release Date, Pre-Order Editions & All Trailers

Bandai Namco is developing Sand Land, an action RPG based on Akira Toriyama's original works where demons and humans live side by side.

Bandai Namco Entertainment’s action RPG Sand Land is based on the manga of the same name by Akira Toriyama. The game promises to be a faithful recreation of the original works, packing intense gameplay into an unfamiliar world where players can lose themselves.

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In Sand Land, players will explore the world through the eyes of Beelzebub, a demon, and a sheriff as they traverse a vast open desert filled with monsters. They’ll need to attack and kill all of their enemies if they want to continue unimpeded, so they require the assistance of so many incredible steampunk-inspired vehicles. There are stealth sections where Beelzebub must sneak up on enemies to clear out camps, but the bulk of the gameplay revolves around Mad Max-style road battles.

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When is the Release Date for Sand Land?

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The release date for Sand Land is April 25, 2024. This was confirmed in a new trailer for the game in January 2024. Fans can’t wait to play when it’s finally released, and April seems to almost be too far away for many of them.

What Platforms is Sand Land Coming to?

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Sand Land will be released for PC via Steam, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X/S consoles. Bandai Namco Entertainment currently has no plans to bring the game to Nintendo Switch. However, this could change in the future because development for that platform seems to take longer due to how assets need to be optimized. Fans should keep an eye on the official Sand Land website to watch for any updates about a Switch version.

Every Sand Land Edition Available to Pre-Order

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There is currently only one version of Sand Land for fans to pre-order, the standard edition. This version contains nothing but the base game and costs £60/$70. There will almost certainly be a digital deluxe edition that includes some bonus cosmetic items, if not a collector’s edition with a statue.

Does the Sand Land Game Tie in With the Sand Land Movie?

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Yes, the Sand Land game and movie follow the original manga’s story, so the pair are linked. We don’t have any details on how the story has been adapted for the movie or the game at the time of writing. Some liberties have probably been taken to allow for an engaging gameplay experience, and the movie will almost certainly alter scenes to convert certain nuances impossible to show in the same way the manga does.

Is Sand Land Connected to Dragon Ball?

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No, officially, Sand Land is not connected to the Dragon Ball universe in any way other than the fact that the same studio and creator made the anime and manga behind them. However, there are several similarities that make Sand Land look like it’s part of the Dragon Ball universe, such as the demon Dabura. However, the official separation of these worlds ruins any fan’s hope that they might come together at some point in the future.

Will There be a Sand Land Demo Before the Game’s Release?

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Yes, there will be a demo for Sand Land available for some fans to play before the game has been released. However, at the time of writing, we only know of one demo, exclusive to San Diego Comi-Con 2023. Another demo may be released closer to the game’s launch, but details will likely come in late 2023, much closer to the game’s release date.

All Trailers for Sand Land

In this section, we’ve listed all the trailers released for Sand Land, with the first towards the bottom of the list. The latest trailer is at the top, just below this paragraph.

The release date trailer for Sand Land may be the best for the game. This is what fans have been waiting for ever since the game was first announced.

During the Bandai Namco Summer Showcase Anime Expo, 2023 video shows, more gameplay for Sand Land was shown. The development team explored new details, revealing just how fast the game will really be.

The Sand Land Game Announcement Trailer came out in June 2023 and was the first official gameplay reveal for the title. It shows how players will explore a vast world inside various vehicles, battling monsters as they go.

The Visual Adaptation Trailer shows off a little more gameplay than the last video but still doesn’t indicate what players will be doing when they jump in.

The Teaser Trailer for Sand Land was released in December 2022, revealing that the game was in development.

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Jamie Moorcroft-Sharp
Jamie Moorcroft-Sharp is a Staff Writer at Gamepur. He's been writing about games for ten years and has been featured in Switch Player Magazine, Lock-On, and For Gamers Magazine. He's particularly keen on working out when he isn't playing games or writing or trying to be the best dad in the world.