Sega has just confirmed that Sands of Destruction will, in fact, release for the Nintendo DS in North America. The Nintendo DS RPG is gaining critical acclaim in Japan and through the television anime World Destruction: Sekai Bokumetsu no Rokuni.
Sands of Destruction will ship for the Nintendo DS during the fall of 2009.
In Sands of Destruction, a race of powerful beastmen known as the Ferals rule over the human population with tyranny and prejudice. A group of warriors, the World Annihilation Front, believe their only option for ending the corruption of the Ferals is to end the world as they know it. This game puts players in control of a cast of characters including the crusading Morte Ashera and Kyrie Illunis, who unknowingly holds the key to global destruction.
Gamers will travel across oceans of sand while battling colossal enemy monsters and unraveling the mystery of the creation of the world.
Sands of Destruction utilizes both DS screens for its battle system, including major boss battles in which monsters take up both screens. Mixing traditional turn-based tactics with fighting-game mechanics, Sands of Destruction also features a “Quip system” by which characters utter battle commands that enhance abilities and boost attributes to give them various advantages during battle. As the story unfolds, new battle commands will be discovered, and gamers will be able to customize the different commands to each character.