The new The Seven Deadly Sins action game, The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia, let’s you take on—and take out—your favorite characters from the series.

The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia is an action adaptation of the  popular series. In the Seven Deadly Sins anime, The Kingdom of Lioness has an elite group of knights called Holy Knights. But, one band of Holy Knights called the Seven Deadly Sins betrayed the Kingdom. Or so everybody thinks. Thus we follow our hero—Meliodas—find the other members of the Sins, and restore the honor of the Sin’s in The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia.

When I stared up the demo the first thing that captured my attention is the sheer number of unlockable characters—25 playable characters in total. The demo, however, just gave us the main character, Meliodas, and one antagonist named, Gilthunder. It’s a nice selection because of how recognizable both characters are and how they have different play styles: Meliodas with quick but weaker attacks and Gilthunder with more powerful but slower attacks.

While their play styles are different the control’s for both characters are very fluid and allow for intuitive attacks commands. Getting used to pulling off the ultimate attacks took some time, though, but when once you execute one it’s a sight to see. While this gives the game a slight learning curve for casual gamers (like me) and those unfamiliar with video gaming, with a little practice (about two battles) things become far easier to handle.

What really makes you feel like you’re playing out scenes of the anime series are the battlefields. There are only two in the demo, the “Royal City Streets” and “Farming Village,” but they instantly bring to mind some of the large action set pieces in the anime series.

For instance, the “Royal City Streets” calls up memories of the large battle near the end of the series when the Sins are battling other Holy Knights and Demons. It’s a good recreation of the city cape—and open enough for you to maneuver around without much trouble. Granted, the demo is 1 vs. 1 game so it doesn’t have the same grand and epic scale to as some of the fight scenes in anime. But, I’m sure more experienced players will be able to take the battles to great heights and make their own epic battles. 

If you love The Seven Deadly Sins or action fighting games, The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia is right up you alley. Keep an eye out for it.

The Seven Deadly Sins is streaming on Netflix.

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