Last year PlayStation Vita owners were graced with a Oni filled world, players were sent to save the world, and hopefully be the last bit of hope that humanity would ever have. Starting on March 31st, players in North America will be able to once more take on the Oni harde within the follow up to Toukiden: The Age of Demons. In turn, Koei Tecmo and Omega Force have also released a five minute anime trailer that introduces some of the new content such as new characters, Oni, and weapon types. In turn, Koei Tecmo has also announced that the official website has launched which can be found here.
This new game will feature new updates, vast improvements, and popular features that have been requested by fans of the title. Rather than just an expansion; Toukiden: Kiwami also offers all of the content formerly released with The Age of Demons, including a deeper as well as extensive Character Creation Mode, and numerous additions enriching the experience through a new story, game content, which now includes over 300 characters (Mitama) will also help strengthen their team and defeat enemies.For those unfamiliar, Mitama are used in order to help upgrade weapons, offer new capabilities, and even stat bonuses as players seek to save the world as well as gather special resources to craft gear including armor and weapons.
Toukiden: Kiwami once more finds itself set within the backdrop of various historical periods of Japan, which is where Kiwami will continue picking up the tale of where humanity’s last stand left off. As the PlayStation 4 prepares for its launch of Toukiden: Kiwami, players will get to experience the story from the beginning, and introduces players new to the series a chance to explore the rather large, and Oni-ridden world that is on the brink of destruction. According to Koei Tecmo, Omega Force has almost doubled the size of the original game so that new and returning players can continue their mission from where Toukiden: The Age of Demons had left off and leaves them to discover all that is new in Kiwami.
For those new to the series, Toukiden: Kiwami will also feature a new and upgraded extensive multiplayer mode. This means players will be taking on bigger, meaner, and more powerful Oni than ever, and will allow them to take on various missions while meeting with new NPC’s or even visiting the games rather large and enjoyable multiplayer mode which allows a team of up to four to slay and banish Oni together.
Toukiden: Kiwami will also include an extensive multiplayer mode. Players are always encouraged to attack the most powerful Oni and, will again have the choice between various NPCs or ideally, a cooperative multiplayer mode that allows for a team of up to four Slayers to and banish a demon together.
Official Summary from Koei Tecmo and Omega Force:
In the deeply rich world of Toukiden, Demons (Oni) have hid in the shadows aiming 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, causing places that had long disappeared from the world to resurface, unleashing hordes of demons that relentlessly hunted humans.
These demons would consume the souls of those they killed and imprison the ones of brave heroes. Using their 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.
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 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.
Toukiden: Kiwami is published by KOEI TECMO America in North America and will launch on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and the PlayStation®Vita on March 31, 2015. This game has not yet been rated by the ESRB.
Authors Note: Stay tuned as we will be re-reviewing Toukiden: The Age of Demon’s and will be presenting a look at the game with all DLC content loaded. We will announce soon when the review will be posted and hope it will help prepare you for the upcoming title.
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