Wccftech’s Francesco De Meo is eager to attend classes at Demonschool, the school-life tactics RPG with hints of Persona, Shin Megami Tensei, and Itallian horror cinema, developed by Necrosoft Games and published by Ysbryd Games, coming to PC via Steam, Playstation 4|5, Xbox Series X|s, and Nintendo Switch on September 13, 2024!

Demonschool by Necrosoft Games made more than a few heads turn when it was revealed in 2022, and for good reasons. Combining gorgeous old-school visuals with a unique atmosphere reminiscent of Italian horror movies and an evident classic Persona influence, the game looked like the one to keep track of for fans of the ATLUS series who prefer the classic first entry in the franchise as well as Persona 2 Innocent Sin and Eternal Punishment.

De Meo was particularly impressed by Demonschool’s combat system:

A few rather unique quirks make the Demonschool combat system intriguing. For starters, units can only move in straight lines and must use a special maneuver called Sidestep, which doesn’t cost AP to adjust their movement range. Attacking enemies requires positioning characters in the correct range, and each attack also pushes the attacked unit, allowing the player to plan things out so that it will become possible to attack an enemy out of range at the start of the Planning Phase. Additionally, just defeating enemies is not enough to win, as not only players must defeat a required number of demons, but they also have to reach the opposite side of the combat arena with any character to seal a portal. Add in different roles for playable characters, frequent demon respawns, and special attacks with different properties, and you get a uniquely challenging battle system that could take some time to understand, but it offers a lot of strategic depth, making battles extremely fun.

Read the full Wccftech preview here. For more information about Demonschool, head over to its webpage and follow the game on X/TwitterDemonschool possesses PC and consoles starting September 13, 2024.