WILD HEARTS launches February 2023 for PS5, Xbox and PC

The Monster Hunter-like action game from the Dynasty Warriors creator, Wild Hearts, will launch on February 17, 2023, according to EA and Koei Tecmo.

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We received our first true look at the game, which will be released on the PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC, in a new teaser (with an extended gameplay reveal set for October 5). Teams of up to three players will battle "huge nature-infused animals called Kemono" in Azuma, a fantasy version of medieval Japan, utilizing a combination of action combat and crafting to build bizarre devices.

With cross-platform play, Wild Hearts may be played either solo or cooperatively. A winter wolf with the name of Death Stalker will almost kill your player character before you are granted access to "a life-sustaining technology" and forced to "establish equilibrium throughout the region."

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While fans of Monster Hunter (or fans of Omega Force's earlier Monster Hunter-like series, Toukiden) will recognize the game right away, Karakuri, magically created buildings that can help your quest, appear to be its main novelty.

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The game's teaser demonstrates how the player may create Karakuri, which serve as platforms from which to jump on creatures, as well as a huge hammer, explosives, and even a portable helicopter with which to fly. Karakuri may be used by many players, and a single shot reveals people building harpoons that catch monsters in place.

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In a press release, Koei Tecmo executive vice president Yosuke Hayashi explained, "With Wild Hearts, not only did we want to showcase the evolution, infusion and real threat caused by Kemono, but we also wanted to create a game where crafting was at the core of the experience, redefining what can be possible in a beast hunting game. We have placed great care in designing our Karakuri to fit within the combat, and we’re excited for players to use these powerful mechanisms to fight giant beasts and traverse the world.”

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The newest game in EA's Originals library, which has generally been used to introduce independent titles to a larger audience, is called Wild Hearts. It Takes Two, Lost in Random, Unravel, and more are examples of other EA Originals.

 

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