Sumioni: Demon Arts to be Published in the West by Xseed

on December 16, 2011 1:00 PM

Xseed Games announced today with a press release that the company will publish the beautiful PS Vita exclusive Sumioni in the west next spring, with the titleĀ Sumioni: Demon Arts. The game was originally developed by Acquire.

According to the press release the game will be a “PS Vita launch window title”, which seems to indicate that it won’t hit exactly with the console, but still in a similar timeframe.

The title “Sumioni” means “Ink Demon”, and also indicates the protagonist of the game, summoned to fight against the evil forces that threaten feudal Japan. The demon is controlled via traditional inputs, but the touch controls of the Vita allow the player to “paint” brush strokes on the screen.

The Sumioni will be able to jump on the brush strokes or to use them to avoid obstacles. Different brush strokes can create different effects like fire, lightning or the summoning of elemental beasts. Combining different brushes and strokes can create a myriad of options with which the player can tackle the obstacles and the enemies he’ll have to face through theĀ 30 stages of Sumi-e inspired action platforming, that lead to multiple endings.

To get a better idea of what this artsy game is all about, you can check out a gameplay video of the first stage below.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.