Platinum Games has been hard at work on a new project, though it might be different from what you're expecting. The company has been working in tandem with mobile developer DeNA for a new title called World of Demons. It's an upcoming free-to-play game where you'll take on the role of samurai Onimaru, shrine maiden Sayo, or a third character who's yet to be named. Together, the three characters work to defeat the yokai and oni (read: demons) roaming about their world. And when you see a demon, you know you just have to slay it.
Each character will play a little bit differently, thanks to the touch-based control scheme. You'll need to draw symbols to bring on special finishing moves to blow your opponents away, which adds a nice little flourish to what could otherwise feel like a very typical hack and slash. You can also collect over 80 yokai to take into battle with you, three at a time.
The yokai will act as a big part of the game, as you can collect them or get them via "gacha" methods, similar to games like Fire Emblem Heroes. You can fuse them together into more powerful beings, and even have your yokai fight other players' squads. In addition, there's a Skirmish campaign, Samurai Stronghold matches, and a glut of other content to wade through. And because it's a free-to-play game, you know it'll probably have some kind of timers or something to get you to spend money, but we'll see how that goes down.
In the meantime, check out the launch trailer above. Look like your cup of tea? It's currently open for preregistration, so you can jump into the game as soon as it's up for download.