Earlier in September, EA, Koei Tecmo, and Omega Force teased that they were working on a new AAA hunting game together. That game was recently revealed as wild hearts, a new monster hunting game inspired by feudal Japan. The team claims that it is a “new type of hunting game that features a unique crafting mechanic.” I am very intrigued to find out more about what they could be. Players will find themselves in Azuma, where they will have to hunt down Kemono in an attempt to create balance in the world. Hunters can go solo or team up with up to two friends for co-op fun. One feature I’m always a big fan of is cross-play! Also, wild hearts features voiceovers in six languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish.
WILD HEARTS takes place in Azuma, a fantasy landscape inspired by feudal Japan, which is now overrun by the once-peaceful Kemono, altering its surroundings at the cost of the lives of its citizens. Kemono range from plant-infused squirrels to the massive Kingtusk boar. After a terrible fight with the winter wolf Deathstalker, players become bearers of life-sustaining technology and are forced to restore balance to the entire region.
Speaking of the game, Yosuke Hayashi of Koei Tecmo said:
WILD HEARTS opens up a vibrant fantasy world for players that is as wild as it is beautiful. With WILD HEARTS, we not only wanted to show the evolution, infusion, and real threat caused by Kemono, but we also wanted to create a game where crafting is at the core of the experience, redefining what can be possible in a game of beast hunting. . We’ve put a lot of care into designing our Karakuri to fit into combat, and we’re excited for players to use these powerful mechs to battle giant beasts and traverse the world.
stuart lang from EA added:
EA Originals is a hallmark for those who dare to explore. It’s a home for studio partners like Omega Force who forge new ways to play from bold creative visions, and for gamers who love discovering untold stories and never-before-seen worlds. We’re excited to follow up on Hazelight Studios’ wonderfully acclaimed It Takes Two, with the clever mechanics, giant nature-infused beasts, and epic battles of WILD HEARTS, the first AAA hunting experience for a new generation.
Fans will be able to hunt Kemono in the world of Azuma on February 17, 2023. wild hearts It will be available for PC (via the Epic Games Store, Origin, and Steam), PS5, and Xbox Series X|S with an MSRP of $69.99. You can check out the reveal trailer below and look forward to an extended look at the game on October 5.