Just announced at the PC Gaming Show, Demonschool is a new tactical title for PS5 and PS4 that pitches itself as Into the Breach meets Persona. It's currently scheduled to release in 2023, and it invites "fresh-faced students to a colourful island and its 'prestigious' university, where exciting sports clubs, a world-class education, and the impending doom of a demonic apocalypse await".
As the announcement trailer demonstrates, combat plays out across square grids where you'll have to carefully plan your moves to make sure you come out on top. As for the Persona inspiration, you'll be living out a school semester where you choose what to study and who to make friends with.
You can plan your team's schedule in order to optimise specific abilities, and more than 12 allies can be recruited throughout the game. "Foster friendships or fiery romances between them all, strengthening combo attacks and elemental affinities and uncovering new endings. Explore extracurriculars in and around town with a darkly comedic cast of eccentrics."
Demonschool is said to be a more approachable tactical game, with fewer button presses needed and a generous planning phase. Creative director Brandon Sheffield alludes to this: "We wanted to create a game with complete transparency while still allowing for mystery. You'll never have to guess at numbers or what does what. We hope the story carries you through to a positive vision for the future, and what is possible when like-minded individuals work together against a larger evil."