Demon Gaze Extra launches for PC on April 26
Clouded Leopard Entertainment and Kadokawa Games have announced that Demon Gaze Extra will launch for PC (Steam) on April 26. The enhanced port previously released for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch in January 2022 in the west.
The original Demon Gaze was released for PlayStation Vita in 2013, localized by NIS America and developed by Experience (Saviors of Sapphire Wings / Stranger of Sword City Revisited, Undernauts: Labyrinth of Yomi). The new 'Extra' version is 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.
A short announcement trailer can be found below, alongside details via Clouded Leopard Entertainment.
Clouded Leopard Entertainment Inc. is pleased to announce the release of Kadokawa Games’s dungeon RPG for Steam, Demon Gaze Extra in Asia (including Japan), North America and Europe on April 26, 2022*!
Additionally, there will be a limited time launch sale starting from the time of release until 11:00 PDT on Monday, May 2, 2022, during which Demon Gaze Extra will be available for 10% off.
*Please note that release timing varies by region.
What is Demon Gaze Extra?
Since its release in Japan in 2013 and overseas in 2014, the original dungeon RPG Demon Gaze was an instant hit. The game takes place in the Misrid region in the west, a land now desolate and cursed due to a terrible tragedy that occurred long ago. After losing his memory and waking up at the Dragon Inn, the protagonist becomes a bounty hunter using the Demon Gaze, an eye that controls Demons.
As a Demon Gazer, he is uniquely capable of taking on the Demons that dwell in the region’s labyrinths. With its innovative system, engrossing storyline and thrilling challenges, Demon Gaze Extra retains its original flavor while adding enhanced graphics and a number of new elements for an even greater gameplay experience. This gem is guaranteed to delight past Demon Gazers, as well as new fans of dungeon RPGs!
- In EXTRA, a Wide Variety of Labyrinths (Dungeons) Awaits! - The game takes place in the Misrid region, where there are many unique labyrinths above ground, underground, and even underwater. Remastered graphics give dungeon-crawling a more realistic feel!
- The Dragon Inn: Bounty Hunter HQ - When the hero returns from a labyrinth, he is greeted at the Dragon Inn by a group of characters, all with unique personalities. The atmosphere here is cheerful, fun, and sometimes even serious.
- Use the Demon Gaze to hunt down android-like lifeforms known as Demons! - Demons are android-like creatures that suddenly appeared in Misrid, and when they unleash their true power, they reveal even more vicious abilities. If you defeat these masters of the labyrinths, you will gain abilities unique to each Demon’s personality. You can also use the Open Demon command to summon them to participate in battle.
All-New Gameplay Enhancements and Add-Ons!
While the original Demon Gaze had its fans, some players may have been discouraged by its challenging gameplay style. In Demon Gaze Extra, various elements have been tweaked, including the addition of a highspeed battle function, a retry function, and an enhanced autopilot function. Now, even dungeon RPG beginners need not fear!
The enhanced autopilot function is a streamlined version of the revolutionary feature from the original DEMON GAZE. This, along with the addition of a high-speed battle function speeds up repeated battles in dungeons, allowing players to explore labyrinths more easily. In addition, Demon Gaze Extra has a retry function that allows players to go back to the beginning of a battle and try again in the event of a defeat.
From the middle of the game, the all-new job category Machina unlocks. After clearing the story, players can obtain unique items from subsequent playthroughs and use Demon Gaze Extra’s new item synthesis feature to customize legendary equipment.
Subtitles in 4 Languages & Dual Japanese/English Audio!
Demon Gaze Extra for Steam offers Japanese, English, Traditional Chinese, and Korean subtitles, allowing players to enjoy the game in the language of their choice. In addition to the original Japanese, English audio is also available for more global appeal.
DEMON GAZE EXTRA Digital Premium Edition
The Digital Premium Edition includes the Tons of Fun! Perfect Gem Set DLC, which contains a total of 333 gems (all 25 gem types, as well as other jewels used as currency), as well as the Memorial Soundtrack OST.
Healing Wand and Armor Gem Assortment Set DLC Included in Early Bird Bonus
The early bird bonus (for purchases made by 23:59 PM PDT on May 9, 2022) includes the Healing Wand and Armor Gem Assortment Set DLC bundle.