Action-RPG Sand Land gets 9-minute trailer showcasing combat and cozy elements

Beelzebub firing a laser from a vehicle in Sand Land.
(Image credit: Bandai Namco Entertainment)

Upcoming action-RPG Sand Land, which is based on the manga series from Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama, has received a lengthy overview trailer showcasing even more elements that players can look forward to when it launches.

Specifically, the nine-minute trailer has shown off plenty more in-game combat. Players will be able to fight both on foot and in vehicles, the latter of which can be customized with different weapons such as machine guns and lasers. They can also be modified with parts to affect things such as their performance and suspension, and upgraded to increase their durability.

It’s not just battles that these vehicles are good for, however. As well as being able to traverse the land in them (using them to overcome obstacles at times), players will also be able to take on races to put their speed to the test. 

Fast-paced action aside, the latest trailer has also unveiled some cozy elements that will seemingly help round out the Sand Land experience nicely. Namely, by completing side quests, discovering certain items, or taking down enemies, players will be able to revitalize and grow the hub area, Spino City, into a thriving location full of shopkeepers. 

Within the city, players will also be able to decorate their own room, just for fun. Right now, it’s not clear how many options there’ll be to customize this to your liking, but the trailer revealed that you’ll be able to change the appearance of the walls, ceilings and floors, as well as add furniture. With different decoration styles such as cyber, woodland, and modern showcased in the latest footage, it looks like a cute way to unwind after battles. 

Sand Land is set to launch on PC, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and Xbox Series X|S on April 26. 

For more games like Sand Land, be sure to check out our roundup of the best RPGs to play right now. You can look for more fantastic games to play on PC with our list of the best PC games.

Catherine Lewis
News Writer, TechRadar Gaming

Catherine is a News Writer for TechRadar Gaming. Armed with a journalism degree from The University of Sheffield, she was sucked into the games media industry after spending far too much time on her university newspaper writing about Pokémon and cool indie games, and realising that was a very cool job, actually. She previously spent 19 months working at GAMINGbible as a full-time journalist. She loves all things Nintendo, and will never stop talking about Xenoblade Chronicles.