Toukiden Kiwami Announced for PS4, PS Vita & PSP. Brings Monster Hunting

29 January 2015
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Toukiden Kiwami has been announced for PS4, PS Vita & even PSP! It is the sequel to “Toukiden: The Age of Demons” (PSP/PS Vita) and will be released on March 27, 2015 in America & Europe; in both digital & physical forms!

Check out this Toukiden Kiwami New Demons Japanese Trailer.

If you haven’t heard of Toukiden before, it is a Omega Force-developed, Tecmo Koei-published PSP/PS Vita & now PS4 answer to Capcom’s Monster Hunter franchise… essentially filling the Monster Hunter void for the PSP & PSVita (since Monster Hunter is big on the 3DS nowadays).

Pre-Order the game and snag a number of extras, they include:

Pre-Order Bonuses:

USA: GameStop
Armor inspired by new slayers Reki and Soma’s costumes and classic armor from Toukiden‘s six original NPC slayers.

USA: Amazon
2 exclusive pieces of armor: a set of Tenko Gloves and a Chthonian Fiend Mask.

Europe: GAME
Additional armor for their slayer, fashioned after new-comers’ Soma and Reki’s costumes.

Europe: Independent Retailers through CentreSoft
The armors of Toukiden‘s six original NPC slayers.

Europe: ShopTo.net and PlayStation Network
2 pieces of armor, a set of Tenko gloves and a Chthonian Fiend Mask.

And yes, you will be able to export your Age of Demon saves!

Here is 15 minutes of Japanese PSVita Gameplay Footage!

SYNOPSIS:

In the deeply rich world of Toukiden, Demons (Oni) have always hid in the shadows and aimed to torment mankind. Through history, a secret caste of warriors, the Slayers, have been trained to dispose of the demonic threat before it could consume the world.

However, an event called the ‘Awakening’ caused rifts to appear in space and time. Through those rifts places that had long disappeared from the world resurfaced, and with them came hordes of various demons that started to relentlessly hunt humans.

These demons would consume the souls of those they killed and imprison the ones of brave heroes in order to grow in size and strength. Using these souls, Oni can regenerate at a rapid rate and only Slayers are trained in the proper way to battle them.

As the extinction of humanity was not far from reality, the Slayers opened their villages as sanctuaries, to protect those who escaped, and provided a last line of defense against the horror.

Check out this five minute promotional anime video that introduces some of the new characters, new Oni breeds and new weapon types and provides a backstory for the events that will transpire in the course of the game.

Toukiden’s original storyline starts 8 years after the Awakening and follows a newly trained Slayer from the village of Utakata (enter: the player!). The player’s role is to complete various missions, strengthen his relationships with the other warriors in the village and eventually start battling the largest of the Oni to banish them back to their dimension (a mysterious demi-plane that stands between space and time) and free the souls of the heroes they’ve trapped.

In turn, when these souls are free, they stay with the player and provide him with a variety of equipable abilities for his weapons.
Set against a backdrop inspired by various historical periods of Japan, ‘Toukiden: Kiwami’ continues to narrate the tale of humanity’s last stand for survival.

As it makes its debut appearance on the PlayStation 4, Toukiden Kiwami picks up the story from the beginning, allowing new players to familiarise with its vast, demon-ridden world. Nevertheless, it is actually almost double the size of the original game, offering fans of the series the opportunity to pick up where “Age of Demons” stops and follow their slayer into a variety of new, exciting adventures.

Visually stunning, like its predecessor, this game boasts an extensive character creation mode, a multitude of new and returning weapon types, each of which can be forged and upgraded to the player’s preferences, while it also features 300 characters based on both fictional and historical Japanese figures, whose souls help players strengthen their team and defeat their enemies.

Toukiden: Kiwami will also include an extensive multiplayer mode. The player is always encouraged to tackle battles with the most powerful Oni as part of a group and, as with the previous title, there is a choice between a number of NPC or, preferably, a cooperative multiplayer mode that allows for a team of up to four Slayers to band up and banish a demon together!

I’ve yet to play Monster Hunter, and I’m only just now hearing about this series for the first time… And both of them look absolutely awesome!

Happy to see them bringing this game to the big screen with the PS4 version!

Are you excited about Toukiden Kiwami?

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