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Platinum Games Surprise Releases World of Demons on Apple Arcade

Platinum Games' new game, World of Demons, is an Apple Arcade exclusive.
Platinum Games' new game, World of Demons, is an Apple Arcade exclusive. / Photo courtesy of Platinum Games

Platinum Games released the Apple Arcade-exclusive World of Demons this week, its first mobile game.

World of Demons follows in the august tradition of Platinum Games action games that already includes classic titles such as Bayonetta and NieR: Automata. Players take on the role of a samurai leading an army of yokai, mythical monsters from Japanese folklore. Their quest will see them recruiting more samurai to their cause, expanding their yokai army, and ultimately take on the demon lord Shuten Doji.

The game uses a painterly aesthetic inspired by traditional Japanese art such as ukiyo-e woodblock prints.

World of Demons is one of 32 new games that make up a second push by Apple to promote its Apple Arcade service. It's also one of 11 of those games designated Arcade Originals.

Despite a generally warm reception, Apple Arcade has failed to gain a significant foothold in the marketplace. Other games on the service include Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi's new game Fantasian, NBA 2K, The Oregon Trail, Mini Metro, Monument Valley and plenty more.