A game based on the SAND LAND manga by Akira Toriyama is launching in late April!

If you're an anime fan then the upcoming release of the SAND LAND video game will definitely interest you, as its based on a manga written by Akira Toriyama, the creator of Dragonball.

The SAND LAND game will be an action RPG by Bandai Namco that will - unsurprisingly - feature a vast desert environment. You'll get a chance to explore in a variety of vehicles including the Jump Bot, Hover Car and Battle Armor, which can all be upgraded in Spino, your base of operations.

Sheriff Rao from SAND LAND in-game
Sheriff Rao from SAND LAND in-game

The story of SAND LAND revolves around the Fiend Prince Beelzebub who, along with a demon thief and the human Sheriff Ra, embark on a quest for the legendary spring to restore balance to their world. All three characters will have their own skill trees in the SAND LAND game which enhance their abilities in and out of combat.

When does SAND LAND come out? (official release date)

SAND LAND will release on April 25, 2024 for console and PC.

What platforms is SAND LAND on?

The SAND LAND video game will be available on the following platforms:

  • PlayStation 4
  • PLayStation 5
  • XBOX Series X
  • XBOX Series S
  • PC / Steam


A playable demo is currently available for all platforms. In the SAND LAND Demo you will be able to explore parts of the map alongside Beelzebub, Rao and Thief and get a taste for some of their unique skills. However, you'll probably be more excited for the vehicles!

Beelzebub the Fiend Prince and the rest of his team in SAND LAND
Beelzebub the Fiend Prince and the rest of his team in SAND LAND

Playable Characters

The SAND LAND video game will features many characters but the three principle characters will be the same as the manga; Sheriff Rao, Beelzebub and Thief.

  • Sheriff Rao: A steadfast and courageous leader committed to finding a new water source for his parched people. Skilled in survival techniques and combat, Sheriff Rao is deeply respected and driven by a strong sense of duty and justice. His leadership qualities make him the backbone of the quest.
  • Beelzebub: The youthful and spirited demon prince who brings a mix of chaos and capability to the journey. Despite his impish and playful demeanor, Beelzebub possesses immense power and a deep, albeit hidden, sense of morality. His insights into the demon world and unexpected resourcefulness are crucial to overcoming the challenges they face.
  • Thief: A cunning and agile former tank pilot, known for his strategic thinking and mechanical expertise. After leaving a life of structured military discipline, he finds purpose in this perilous quest. His knowledge of machinery and tactics proves invaluable in navigating the treacherous landscapes and combating foes that the group encounters.

What is the SAND LAND manga about?

"SAND LAND" is a manga by Akira Toriyama that tells the story of a dystopian future where water is scarce. The story focuses on Sheriff Rao, who seeks to find a new water source for his people. He teams up with a mischievous demon named Beelzebub and a former tank pilot. T

Together, they embark on a dangerous journey across the desert, battling both the harsh environment and various enemies. As they journey, the group uncovers a vast conspiracy about the water shortage and the true state of the world. The manga blends action, adventure, and humor, showcasing Toriyama’s distinctive art style and storytelling.

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