A version of Monster Hunter from the veteran Japanese studio responsible for games like Dynasty Warriors and Nioh. wild hearts looks impressive in his extended play debut. Set in a fantasy world inspired by feudal Japan, players can team up to hunt giant beasts and even create camps and structures in the world.
And it comes out on February 17, 2023 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC with EA publishing under their EA Originals banner. Check it out.
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.
In Wild Hearts, players journey through Azuma as a lone wolf or hunt in a pack with up to two friends thanks to the game’s cooperative and cross-play features on all platforms. Players can expand their battle plans and go on special missions while hunting in a pack, team up with other hunters in the world, or take on Kemono on their own.
“Wild Hearts opens up a vibrant fantasy world for gamers that is as wild as it is beautiful,” said Yosuke Hayashi, Executive Vice President of Koei Tecmo. “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 hunt. 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.”
“EA Originals is a hallmark for those who dare to explore,” said Stuart Lang, vice president of global brand for Electronic Arts. “It is 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 are excited to follow Hazelight Studios’ wonderful and critically acclaimed It Takes Two, with the ingenious mechanics, giant nature-infused beasts, and epic Wild Hearts battles, the first AAA hunting experience for a new generation.”