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■ about Grim Guards: Purge of Demons
Grim Guards: Purge of Demons It is a 2D side scrolling game [239 articles]”href=”https://www.gematsu.com/genres/side-scrolling”>A side-scrolling action game that centers on two demon-hunting sisters who challenge a demonic castle in order to save their school.Players control both characters with completely different skills, passing through Through stages in order to take on the demonic bosses waiting deep inside.Each boss produces new weapons for them, allowing for more diverse exploration in further stages and opening up new avenues.
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■ Release date
Grim Guards: Purge of Demonswhich was announced at the indie game BitSummit X-Roads event, will be available digitally on February 23, 2023 on Switch. [12,753 articles]href=”https://www.gematsu.com/platforms/nintendo/switch”>Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series [3,082 articles]href=”https://www.gematsu.com/platforms/xbox/xbox-series”>Xbox Series X | S consoles plus PC on Steam.
The gothic horror-inspired action game will launch on each platform’s digital storefront for $24.99.
The Kamizono family has a long lineage of demon hunters. Kamizono Shinobu and Kamizono Maya—the last to inherit the family profession—return to school one day after completing their quest, only to find a shocking scene in front of them.
Unbeknownst to them, their school has turned into a demonic castle in their absence. What could have caused this? And what about the other students? With mysteries afoot and danger abounding, only the Demon Hunters have the power to set things right. The Kamizono siblings fight again.
“When demons lie near you, we Demon Hunters appear!”
“Kamizono brothers, come out!”
■ Feature #1: Switch as you move through the demonic castle
Take control of all of the Kamizono brothers tag team. Make the most of long-distance focused Shinobu and brave Maya Kamizono at close range as you make your way through the castle.
Shinobu Kamizono (voiced by Emi Uema)
Shinobu, the Kamizono sisters’ elder, is full of confidence, but still tends to make careless mistakes. She’s a ranged attacker who takes down demons with her Anti-Demon Machine Gun! As a powerful fighter with more HP than her little sister, Shinobu’s weapons purchased in each stage give her the means to attack in all directions, as well as the ability to restore HP.
—Older sister Shinobu’s long-range attacks allow her to fight while maintaining a safe distance, making her the perfect frontline fighter!
– Remember to reload her Anti-Demon Machine Gun when she runs out of bullets. It will be weak during reloading, so time wisely.
Maya Kamizono (voiced by Shinami Hashimoto)
Maya is the youngest of the sisters, supporting her strong-willed sister from the shadows with her reliable personality. As a close-range technical attacker, she makes various powerful origami weapons. Use these weapons to deal massive damage! As you unlock more sub-weapons, you’ll gain several special actions, making them specialize in attack. She has much lower HP in return, so choose carefully when to switch from Shinobu because the chance to deal massive damage presents itself!
—Maya is an expert in close combat. Although her damage output is high, her health is correspondingly low. Dribbling at the right time is of the essence when using them.
– Maya’s small frame allows her to bend under certain platforms, making her a master of exploration.
Cover your weaknesses by switching siblings when needed.
—When facing an enemy who can shield from Shinobu’s bullets, show them who’s boss by switching to Maya! Determining which brother or sister is best for each situation is key.
—Swap can be done at any time with no limits or drawbacks, though it requires both to be fit for battle.
Each brother has a set of unique sub-weapons, giving you a wealth of options to switch up your strategy whenever the time comes. Most of Shinobu’s sub-weapons can be used flexibly, allowing her to compensate for her direct attack. Feel free to use them as long as you have weapon points in stock! On the other hand, Maya sub-weapons mainly serve to close the distance between themselves and the demons, but in turn require technical precision. Some of them may have unexpected functions.
He throws the knife diagonally upwards. Particularly effective against aerial enemies and those that are difficult to shoot.
Maya creates shikigami that can damage enemies. They can also block certain attacks, but they will disappear faster as a result.
Should a sibling fall in battle, they can be revived using the Sister Rescue function – provided you can get back to where they fell.
—The fallen sister can be revived by tapping the button while standing over her body, but the demons won’t wait for the process to finish.
—Game Overs can be avoided as long as you can save the other sister. Never give up, even when you’re alone!
No Demon Hunter could pass without an Ultimate Demon Hunting Technique either. The siblings can synchronize to fire a devastating shot that cleanses most demons in an instant, giving them a huge advantage in their struggle against the forces of evil.
—Shinobu and Maya can launch a powerful attack when the purification gauge reaches the maximum! The purification gauge increases naturally, but it can also be speeded up by picking up items along the way.
– Take advantage of this powerful attack to eliminate demons!
■ Feature #2: Defeat bosses to get new secondary weapons, unlocking a whole new layer of exploration
Defeating bosses will spawn new sub-weapons, giving siblings exciting new abilities. These sub-weapons also open up new avenues and means of exploration in other stages.
Sub-weapons can be swapped at any time. Be aware that they require weapon points to use them.
– New sub-weapons will not only allow you to eliminate demons that you could not reach before, but may also help you reach previously inaccessible areas of the castle!
Careful exploration will allow you to uncover secret passages to the castle, which can lead to power-up items for siblings, not to mention locating other students who have gone missing.
—A keen eye may allow you to find hidden ways and items behind seemingly invisible walls!
—You can find power-ups through careful exploration, turning the tide in your favor!
—Do you have what it takes to find and rescue all the students stranded in the castle?!
■ Feature #3: Enjoy the story your way with ‘Pure’ or ‘Refined’ audio tracks
The Grim Guardian’s story focuses on two main aspects: the mystery behind the school’s transformation, and the whereabouts of the other students.
Enjoy the original experience in “Pure” mode with all the original Japanese voices for the story mode, or choose “Polished” for the action-focused English voice acting, specially designed for fans of the genre.
■ Feature #4: Adjust the difficulty according to your playing needs with the unique style system
A total of three different modes – “Casual”, “Veteran” and “Legend” – are available for selection, allowing players to adjust the difficulty according to their needs. This can be changed at any time after starting the game, and will have no impact on the story whatsoever.
—Casual Style: Unlimited lives and no bounce when damaged allows for fun and casual running.
—Veteran Style: Perfect for those looking for the challenge that Action provides [831 articles]href=”https://www.gematsu.com/genres/action”>old action games.
—Legend Mode: Intense enough to require unlocking. Do you have what it takes to clear it?
Moreover, teaming up with both Shinobu and Maya will be possible if two consoles are available. It is possible to jump at any time during the game, so feel free to invite friends with you on your journey to conquer this mysterious demonic castle.
– Attacking together in co-op allows you to deal extra damage! The sky’s the limit when it comes to combo options!
– Maya rides on Shinobu! Jump over your friend’s character to level up, and unlock new routes!
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