is a role-playing game for the Nintendo DS that was developed by imageepoch and published by Sega on September 25, 2008 in Japan.
The story revolves around a young man, Kyrie, who possesses the
power to destroy the world, though he does not know why. The female
lead is Morte, the leader of a group that is trying to destroy the
A screenshot of the field
The game plays in a 3D environment with a rotatable camera. The
battle system will be turn-based
feature time-based and fighting game elements.
The game takes place in a fictional world ruled by anthropomorphic
animals known as Ferals. Humans live as slaves, and a group dubbed
the "World Annihilation Front" intends to destroy the world in
rebellion. They are opposed by the Feral's "World Salvation
- : The male protagonist of the series, a mild young man who is
skilled with knives. He possesses a mysterious destructive power,
which makes him a subject of interest to the World Destruction
Committee/World Annihilation Front. He develops a romantic interest
in Morte. Kyrie is the Greek word for 'Lord'.
- : The female protagonist with a troubled past, who wields an
enormous blade as her weapon. She is the leader of the World
Destruction Committee/World Annihilation Front. Morte is the
Italian word for 'death'.
- : A childhood friend of Morte who wields a whip in battle.
- : A Feral resembling a teddy bear. He ends most of his
sentences with "kuma" (クマ), which means "bear"
in Japanese. He acts as a mentor to Kyrie.
- : A female dragon Feral who looks young, but has actually lived
for over 300 years. As the last survivor of the dragon race, she
believes she must live to see the end of world, because dragons
must witness the beginning and the end. She wields a pair of
handguns and is able to grow wings, tail,
and horns when she is enraged. Voiced by: Yui Ichikawa (game), Yū Kobayashi (anime).
- : Half human and half wolf Feral who wields wind and fire wheels in battle. An
intellectual, he always insists he is right, even when he is wrong.
He is also extremely fond of his human mother. Naja is a member of
the World Salvation Committee. Voiced by: Hiro Mizushima (game), Daisuke Ono (anime).
The development team of the game comprised over fifty people and
includes key designers who previously worked on Xenogears
, as well as former staff from
and Etrian Odyssey
. The game was directed by
Kyoki Mikage of imageepoch
by Yoichi Shimosato of Sega.
The score of the game was composed by Yasunori Mitsuda
and was performed by the
. A promotional
album titled World Destruction Premium Soundtrack
offered with pre-orders of the game.
North American version
At the Tokyo Gameshow, Ryoei Mikage, the president of imageepoch
confirmed that his team is working to localize World
, to be published by Sega USA. A new/rewritten
musical score will be created by Yasunori Mitsuda, and the
difficulty may be tweaked for the North American release.On
December 10, 2008, Sega officially announced its plans to release
the title in America under the title "Sands of
". The game is currently slated for a January 2010
gave the Japanese version
of Sands of Destruction
a 31 out of 40. The game sold
56,000 copies in Japan in its debut week.
is an anime adaptation of the game. It was produced by Production I.G and began airing on July 8 2008 in Japan. It features an opening theme titled "ZERØ" and sung by AAA, and an ending theme titled sung by Aimmy. The series features only a single season of 13 episodes. It will be distributed in North America by Funimation Entertainment in the spring of 2010.
adaptation entitled , began
serialization in July 2008 in the Japanese seinen magazine
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