Inti Creates announced a release date for its upcoming Grim Guardians: Demon Purge game. A new trailer also debuted alongside the announcement. The gothic horror-inspired game will come out digitally on February 23, 2023 and cost $24.99.
Here is the new Grim Guardians: Demon Purge release date trailer. It focuses on showing off the title’s gameplay.
Additionally, Inti Creates has published numerous screenshots showcasing the game. You can check a few of them out below:
Grim Guardians: Demon Purge is a 2D side-scrolling action game with a deep exploration element. It offers unique gameplay by allowing players to switch between its two main characters on the fly and without restrictions.
The game follows Shinobu and Maya Kamizono, a pair of demon-hunter sisters. After returning from a hunt one day, they find that their school has been transformed into a demonic castle. It’s up to the siblings to find and put a stop to whatever caused the transformation, rescuing the school’s missing students along the way.
Shinobu offers long-range attacks and higher HP, while Maya is able to deal large amounts of damage quickly but only at close-range. Each of the characters will have situations where they excel, making swapping between them essential.
The girls also have an ultimate technique called the Purge Cannon in which they work together to fire a powerful bullet that instantly destroys most demons. This attack can only be unleashed when the Purge Gauge is full. Filling the Purge Gauge happens naturally over time, and gets a boost when players pick up items.
Should either Shinobu or Maya run out of HP, the other can revive them. However, this process takes time and requires players to stand over the fallen sister, so rescuing them will take some planning. A Game Over only happens when both siblings go down.
Both characters will have several unlockable sub-weapons that are rewarded as players defeat bosses. These can be changed out at any time, though using them will require Weapon Points. Different sub-weapons will enable more bosses to be defeated and grant access to more areas.
Several features will be available to let players customize their Grim Guardians: Demon Purge experience. Options include 2 voiceover options (Japanese and English), 3 difficulty styles, and the ability to play cooperatively should a second controller be available.
The Grim Guardians: Demon Purge release date is February 23, 2023. It will appear for the Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam digitally.