Kadokawa announces Demon Gaze Extra, set to release for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch on September 2 in Japan
Kadokawa has announced Demon Gaze Extra, an enhanced re-release of the 2013 PlayStation Vita dungeon crawler. It is set to release for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch on September 2 in Japan. The official website is here.
Demon Gaze was originally developed by Experience, also known for other dungeon crawlers such as Saviors of Sapphire Wings / Stranger of Sword City Revisited and the upcoming English release of Undernauts: Labyrinth of Yomi. The new 'Extra' version will be handled by Cattle Call.
Like most dungeon crawlers, the playable party in Demon Gaze is player-created, where battle participants are selected from a set of races and classes. One of Demon Gaze's more unique gameplay characteristics is that of recruiting various mechanoid Demons - such as Mars and Comet - who are not placed in the party directly but instead act as a sort of tertiary autonomous force acting on their own. Kadokawa also states that this re-release will feature enhanced graphics and 'many new elements', although no specific additions are detailed at this time.
The original Vita release of Demon Gaze was localized by NIS America. Here is their description of the game's storyline, and you can check out more on NISA's official website for the original version. An English-localized version of the new Demon Gaze Extra has not been announced.
Oz awakens to find himself in Misred—a cursed land at the world's western frontier— with a dark shroud covering certain memories of his past. The land before him contains many labyrinths that hold both treasure and danger in equal volumes. Without knowing where else to go or what else to do, Oz decides to take up arms in order to hunt down artifacts and eke out a living in this world that feels so new to him. One day, he will have to face his past, but until then, he has no choice but to trust those around him, and in his newfound abilities as a “Demon Gazer”...