Bandai Namco has debuted a new developer diary series for Sand Land, the upcoming sandbox action game based on Akira Toriyama's one-volume manga. Just about everything that we've seen of the title so far has shown promise, and the new gameplay that's on display here — along with explanations of mechanics from producer Keishu Minami — has only served to enhance our enthusiasm. The video's well worth a watch if you're even slightly interested in the game.

Sand Land still doesn't have a release date, but we can't see it being too far out. As long as it avoids that absolutely deadly early 2024 release schedule — which is utterly dominated by other Japanese titles — we'll be happy.

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