Next AAA hunting game wild hearts from EA Originals and Koei Tecmo has received a new 7 minute long gameplay video showing a player attempting to take down Kingtusk alone and then with co-op partners. You can watch the trailer above and read below for more details:
Welcome back, hunters, to the world of Azuma. EA Originals and Koei Tecmo today released a new gameplay trailer featuring seven minutes of never-before-seen footage from the upcoming AAA hunting game, WILD HEARTS™.
In this extended gameplay sequence, you’ll see players attempt to take on the mighty Kingtusk, first alone, then with cooperative partners. The trailer offers a better look at Karakuri, sophisticated mechanisms that players create to traverse the world and fight Kemono, demonstrating Karakuri’s flexible and creative hunting grounds. WILD HEARTS.
Most of the game takes place in the flowery terrain of Hanagasumi Hills, a spring-like setting and one of the WILD HEARTS’ hunting grounds, each represented by a different season.
WILD HEARTS launches in retail and digital stores on February 17, 2023 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC (Steam, Epic Game Store, and EA App) for $69.99.
WILD HEARTS™ is a new kind of hunting game that introduces innovative crafting mechanics as you fight against the Kemono, giant beasts that have merged with their surroundings. Developed by Omega Force, the Japanese Koei Tecmo studio responsible for the Warriors franchises, the game takes you on an epic adventure set in the fantasy of feudal Japan. You can travel through its vibrant world alone or experience it with up to 2 friends in seamless co-op. You are the only hunter who can use ancient technology to create a variety of Karakuri: sophisticated mechanisms that you will use to fight giant beasts and traverse the world. Do you have what it takes to take on the forces of nature?
WILD HEARTS takes place in Azuma, a fantasy landscape inspired by feudal Japan. The beasts imbued with nature, who usually live in peace, are now rampaging through the countryside, altering their surroundings at the cost of the lives of the citizens. After a terrible fight with the winter wolf Deathstalker, you become the bearer of life-sustaining technology. As your powers increase, you are forced to restore balance to the entire region.
Hunt Down Giant Nature-Infused Beasts – Kemono are beasts that have undergone a unique evolution by merging with their environments and wielding the power of nature to reshape their surroundings to suit their needs. You’ll encounter Kemono of all sizes, from plant-infused squirrels to the massive Kingtusk boar, to the wild Deathstalker wolf and many more creatures. These huge creatures use the power of nature itself to defend their new territory.
Prepare Your Fighting Ground: Ancient Karakuri technology allows you to craft and build highly flexible and creative new hunting grounds to defeat the giant Kemono. Stock up on materials to build many types of karakuri, depending on your needs, skills, and the kemono you’re fighting with. Each new Kemono you defeat reveals new Karakuri and new resources to use.
The cooperative and cross-play features of Pack Hunter or Lone Wolf-WILD HEARTS allow you and up to two friends to hunt Kemono together. Pack hunting allows you to expand your battle plans with more building abilities and special missions. As a lone wolf, you can seamlessly join and help other hunters in multiplayer through the Torri System, or you can take on the giant beasts on your own.
Prepare to hunt, hunt to equip: You can become the best hunter by gathering materials from each hunt and the environment, and crafting unique armor with different variations. With unique weapons to choose from and tons of variations, there’s a combat style for everyone, each with a different gameplay and attacks. You can craft gear from the defeated Kemono material and further customize it to suit your playstyle.
Immerse yourself in the fantasy of feudal Japan: Immerse yourself in beautiful environments full of structures that represent the daily life, faith and war of the people, now absorbed by nature. WILD HEARTS’ four hunting grounds, each representing different seasons, are brought to life by AAA in-game visuals, allowing you to enjoy the beauty of Hanagasumi Hill (Spring)’s blooming ground, Starfall Island Surrounded by the Sea (Summer), Scarlet The natural scenery of the canyon covered in autumn leaves (Autumn), and Half Frozen Moon Castle (Winter), all accessible from Minato Town.