Sand Land, the upcoming open world RPG based on Akira Toriyama's short manga series, will actually build upon the source material in some rather significant ways. Along with expanding upon the manga's existing story, it'll introduce an entirely new part of the world, comically called Forest Land.

The game's latest developer diary goes more in-depth, explaining that unlikely protagonist Beelzebub explores Forest Land through a whole new adventure, complete with original characters. And, like the name suggests, this is a lush location filled with greenery, which contrasts the endless deserts of Sand Land.

The two countries have never been on good terms — especially since Sand Land is so starved of water — and Forest Land's army is on the brink of taking action. If you're already familiar with the original manga, then it'll be interesting to see how all of this new stuff is handled.

Sand Land Forest Land
Forest Land art from Akira Toriyama, originally published in March.

Forest Land also plays a part in the ongoing anime adaptation of Sand Land, with the location — and from what we understand, some of its characters — having been conceived by Toriyama before his passing.

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