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Sega sneaked the Image Epoch-developed apocalyptic RPG Sands of Destruction into stores this week. In a display of corporately synergistic timing, FUNimation has also released the anime online -- for free! If you don't mind watching it in a window on your computer, you can see either the first two e...

January 14th 2010 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Though Sands of Destruction has been out in Japan since late 2008, developer imageepoch was present at Tokyo Game Show conducting interviews for the DS RPG in order to promote the January 2010 Western release. We spoke with representatives from both imageepoch and Sega about the unconventional 2D ga...

October 2nd 2009 at 9:10pm 0 Comments
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Sands of Destruction has been a long time coming. After being released in Japan in September, it was announced for North America in December 2008, and then given a distant release date of January 2010. I was honestly a little surprised that the English version of Image Epoch's RPG was actually in at...

September 26th 2009 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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Funimation has obtained the rights to the anime series based on Sega's upcoming DS RPG, Sands of Destruction. Funimation plans to begin airing the first thirteen-episode season of the Production I.G-produced anime in spring of 2010. Like the DS game, the show stars a kid named Kyrie who gets drawn i...

July 7th 2009 at 9:25am 0 Comments

Sega's been quiet about Sands of Destruction since the December announcement of a US release for the world-ending game. Today, it released a new trailer for the RPG which, rarely for the genre, is all gameplay. Slightly fuzzy, zoomed out gameplay, but all gameplay. New screens have also been add to...

May 13th 2009 at 4:25pm 0 Comments
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We knew it was coming, but Sega finally saw fit to send out the press release announcing the North American version of World Destruction, called Sands of Destruction. The press release is even dated December 4! We'd love to know what happened to make Sega decide at the last minute to sit on the anno...

December 11th 2008 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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For their planned December 4 announcement of the US release of Image Epoch's RPG World Destruction, Sega PR uploaded a set of English screenshots to their FTP server. They then proceeded not to make an announcement. NeoGAFfer Volcynika spotted the suspicious "Sands of Destruction" folder on the FTP...

December 5th 2008 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

Along with the news that World Destruction will be releasing in Japan on September 25th (shock, gasp, it was pushed back a week!), Sega has released a new video for the title. Although it shows some more gameplay footage, most of it is your classic RPG fodder and not battle scenes. Still, we're pre...

July 25th 2008 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Making the most of its multiple media production, Sega debuted two new commercials for its forthcoming World Destruction DS game during the Japanese premiere of its accompanying World Destruction anime series. The videos are blurry, and there's less than fifteen seconds of actual in-game footage bet...

July 7th 2008 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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World Destruction isn't just a game. Apparently, Sega wants to create a worldwide media onslaught of WD information. There's the standard JRPG in development, a TV-destroying anime, and even comics hitting the stores. To assault all your senses, a weekly web radio show has now been announced, to beg...

June 20th 2008 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

Following Square Enix's lead, Sega has released new CG-dominated trailers for its forthcoming RPG, World Destruction: The Will That Leads, replete with dramatic music and shots of sky-bound airships.Advocates of in-game clips need not raise their voices, as the publisher has put out an alternate tra...

May 31st 2008 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Famitsu has posted a handful of new screens for Sega and Image Epoch's topsy-turvy RPG, World Destruction.As well as giving us the first glimpse of the battle system at work, there's also some character art featuring members of the World Destruction Committee (and main protagonists) Kirie and Molte,...

May 27th 2008 at 1:15pm 0 Comments