Toukiden is the boss-heavy and terribly good-looking Vita title from Omega Force, the team behind the ubiquitous Samurai Warriors and Dynasty Warriors games. Its heritage does it no favors, for me - but then, I last played Dynasty Warriors when it was the hot new thing on the PS2, so it may be time to give the developer a second chance. At the very least, I really dig the art direction and presentation in Toukiden.
Tecmo Koei America is pleased to announce today that the upcoming title Toukiden: The Age of Demons, will be available in stores on February 11th in North America and February 14th in Europe, 2014 for the PlayStation Vita handheld system.A few more screens!
Following the groundbreaking success in Japan, with sales exceeding 470,000 units, Toukiden: The Age of Demons is bringing the fight for survival to the west.
Set against a backdrop inspired by various historical periods of Japan, Toukiden: The Age of Demons tells the tale of humanity’s last stand for survival. When monstrous demons (Oni) of varying strength and size invaded the world through cracks in space and time and started attacking humans, the only opposition came from the Slayers, a caste that has always secretly protected mankind from their murderous intent.
Eight years after the time warp and Oni appeared, a brave young Slayer embarks on a journey to thin the numbers of the enemy and help humanity survive. Players take the role of this young warrior and can fully customize their characters, weapons and armor and form a group of hunters to take down the destructive Oni.
This visually stunning game boasts an extensive character creation mode, and six different weapon types, each of which can be forged and upgraded to the player’s preferences, while it also features 200 characters based on both fictional and historical Japanese figures, whose souls help players strengthen their team and defeat their enemies.
To aid Slayers in the beginning of their journey Tecmo Koei America announced a series of in game pre-order bonuses. Specifically, those who pre-order Toukiden: The Age of Demons through GameStop will receive two extra Mission Collections, along with the Mitama of Niijima Yae. Those who pre-order at Amazon will receive the Mitama of Momotaro, a warrior’s soul that will strengthen the player’s skill, along with 2 pieces of armor - Cat Ears and a Fox Mask.