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Turn-Based Tactics Teenage Demon Slayer Society Announced

Written by Marcello TBL

Teenage Demon Slayer Society

Teenage Demon Slayer Society, created by Strange Scaffold, developer behind innovative gaming experiences such as El Paso, Elsewhere, An Airport for Aliens Currently Run by Dogs, and Space Warlord Organ Trading Simulator is a genre-bending game that takes a bold new approach to character action games by incorporating turn-based tactics, style ranks, customizable movesets, and an ensemble of endearing characters.

Teenage Demon Slayer Society Gameplay

Set in the small Midwestern city of Fall Rapids, which has been inundated with demons due to shadowy dealings conducted by the US Government in the 1980s, humanity finds itself on the brink of doom. However, hope arrives in the form of meddling teens ready to take on the demonic threat. Teenage Demon Slayer Society, also known as TDSS, dives straight into the core elements that make strategy games enjoyable, avoiding convoluted stats, complex interactions, and other puzzling intricacies. Engage in flashy turn-based battles reminiscent of acclaimed games like Devil May Cry and Bayonetta, all while experiencing a side-splitting supernatural slice-of-life comedy.

Creative director Xalavier Nelson Jr. shares their fatigue, remarking, “It’s 2023, and I’m tired.” With a thousand-yard stare into a nearby coffee mug, they continue, “Every time I try to play a new strategy game, there’s a good hour or more of tutorials I have to go through first. I’m excited to create a tactics game that immediately invites you to unleash destruction as soon as you open it. And all while you’re saving the world! Accompanied, of course, by pumping lo-fi beats.”

In Teenage Demon Slayer Society, each playable teen brings their own distinctive and customizable moveset to battle, ensuring a fresh and unique experience with every session. Achieve S-ranks, uncover the secrets of Shadow Jersey, and embark on a quest to find the player’s family in this accessible and irresistible “character action tactics” game.

Prepare for the release of Teenage Demon Slayer Society on PC in 2024, and prepare to embark on an epic adventure where strategy meets stylish action in a world teeming with demons. Below is an overview courtesy of Steam


Teenage Demon Slayer Society is a new kind of turn-based game – an innovative character action tactics remix that transfers the vibrant gameplay of action classics like Devil May Cry into a fresh, kinetic, accessible format.

Use the abilities of eccentric, well-meaning teens to slice, batter, and annihilate supernatural creatures with style. Unravel the secrets of demonkind in a world where New Jersey never existed, and adolescent heroes are the one thing between us and eternal destruction. S-rank a multitude of bespoke character campaigns, each showcasing a new story in the quiet town of Fall Rapids. And avoid the bitter rage of Pops, owner of the local diner that continues to attract demonic attacks despite his best efforts, and the increasing suspicion of his insurance company.


  • Multiple playable characters, each with a unique moveset, perspective, and catalog of powerful actions.
  • Fast-paced character action tactics, perfect for both turn-based veterans and people who just want to hit things.
  • A bold new world of joyfully twisted Americana from the creators of An Airport for Aliens Currently Run by Dogs and El Paso, Elsewhere.
  • Colorful, challenging demons that force you to change your strategy on the fly.
  • Pumping lo-fi beats from acclaimed indie game musician RJ Lake.
  • Grandpa Warcrimes, a man who definitely worked for the CIA.


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Marcello TBL

Italian Dad in love with Turn-Based RPGs and Indie Games. In 2018 he started Turn Based Lovers and now he can't live without it.