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Sands of Salzaar is out now, letting players experience the hand-drawn visuals and fast-paced action of the sandbox title on mobile

Sands of Salzaar is out now, letting players experience the hand-drawn visuals and fast-paced action of the sandbox title on mobile

XD Inc. has just dropped some exciting news for fans of the action RPG genre - Sands of Salzaar, one of the top-selling sandbox titles on Steam from Chinese indie dev Han-Squirrel Studio, is out now on iOS and Android. Mobile gamers can finally get their hands on the gorgeous visuals and fast-paced action of this desert adventure along with a massive content update to go for the ride.

In Sands of Salzaar, players can expect to embark on an exotic quest across an open-world environment filled to the brim with fantasy creatures and a larger-than-life tale. The game was initially launched on PC in 2021, and has since sold more than 1.5 million copies - and now, iOS and Android users can join in on the fun and explore the dynamically generated world as well.

Along with the mobile release comes a revamped UI along with a redesigned menu that's optimised for mobile gamers. Players can look forward to the branching narrative and an open-ended gameplay experience, along with the thrill of building a monster-enabled army plus a zombie survival mode. Top that off with the 17 new NPC talent trees, fresh NPC subclasses, and a whopping 300+ skill reworks, and there's plenty on offer here.

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To celebrate the mobile launch, Sands of Salzaar will be at a 20% discount for $3.99 on the iOS App Store and $3.49 for Android users on the Google Play Store and on TapTap. If you're keen on getting the full experience, you can download the new "The Tournament" DLC for an extra $1.99. This opens up a 3v3 arena battle mode, 25+ new gears and more. You can also join the community of followers on Twitter to stay updated on all the latest developments.

Are you on the hunt for more similar titles that will put your skills to the test on your mobile device? Why not take a gander at our list of the best ARPGs on Android?

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Catherine Dellosa
Catherine Dellosa
Catherine plays video games for a living and writes because she’s in love with words. Her Young Adult contemporary novel, For The Win: The Not-So-Epic Quest Of A Non-Playable Character, is her third book published by Penguin Random House SEA - a poignant love letter to gamer geeks, mythological creatures, teenage heartbreak, and everything in between. She one day hopes to soar the skies as a superhero, but for now, she strongly believes in saving lives through her works in fiction. Check out her books at, or follow her on FB/IG/Twitter at @thenoobwife.