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Right here’s an official synopsis: “Master ancient tech to hunt down giant beasts. WILD HEARTS™ is a unique twist on the hunting genre where technology gives you a fighting chance against fearsome beasts infused with the ferocious power of nature itself. Take on these creatures alone or hunt with friends in seamless co-op.”
This partnership sees EA teaming up with growth studio Omega Drive, greatest recognized for its work on the long-running Dynasty Warriors franchise. By extension, Omega Force has created myriad variations, sequels, and spin-offs primarily based on its excessive octane “1 vs 1000” model of motion gameplay. Past Samurai Warriors, and crossover sequence, Warriors Orochi, we’ve seen Omega Drive labored on standard IP together with One Piece, Gundam, and Fist of the North Star. Latest partnerships with Nintendo have additionally introduced us the good Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity and Fire Emblem Warriors.
Wild Hearts is totally new enterprise for Koei Tecmo on a number of fronts, together with its first partnership with EA. Nonetheless, Omega Drive does have some expertise in creating Monster Hunter-style motion video games. Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce stepped away from grand pitch battles in favour of smaller skirmishes, culminating in monster-like boss battles with an emphasis on moveable, co-op play. In the meantime, the Toukiden sequence was a extra deliberate try and emulate Monster Hunter’s success, with an emphasis on slaying Oni with mates, harvesting their stays to create and improve a lethal arsenal of weapons.
Taking a look at some Wild Hearts gameplay, there’s an unmistakable overlap with Toukiden. Nonetheless, this new recreation does away with demonic Oni enemies whereas giving gamers entry to applied sciences that may assist them take down its beastly behemoths.
Wild Hearts will launch on February 23, 2023, on PlayStation 5, Xbox Sequence X|S, and PC (by way of Steam and Epic).
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