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[Not NSFW] Berserk staying True to the Story, but aiming for CERO D Ratings

Koei Tecmo intends to aim for a CERO D rating for the new Berserk game, but as fans of the series, are also keeping it as close to the source material as possible.

With an exciting teaser trailer and a release date confirmed for Japan, fans of the Berserk title are itching for more info. Thankfully, Koei Tecmo's President Hisashi Koinuma had an interview with Gamer JP (Thanks to Play-Asia for the translations). Here are a few excerpts specifically about the game.

Will the game's story be following alongside the manga's story?

Koinuma: As we did with our Fist of the North Star and Attack on Titan games, we like to create a story that fans will love yet newcomers can also come and enjoy as if they picked up the very first volume. Berserk Warriors will begin from the Golden Age whereas the anime will pick up from after Guts became a Black Swordsman.

Will there be any original "Apostles" featured in the game?

Koinuma: The game will feature a whole lot of Berserk and we plan to keep to the story. We never considered adding anything extra into the game.

What CERO rating are you aiming for?

Koinuma: Our policy at Koei is that we will never release a Z rating (18+) game and like Fist of the North Star before we managed to get a CERO D (17+) rating.

Will there be anything cut out due to problems etc?

Koinuma: Nothing will be cut. We had to cut a bit in the Attack on Titan game, but to be fair, the enemies were giants and that was a difficult task. With Berserk, since there are mainly humans or monsters, anything that may seem difficult we will push through and challenge ourselves in order to make it happen.

Will Gut's arm etc be depicted correctly in game?

Koinuma: Guts will be able to fight with his artificial arm and how you will be able to fight...well.. just wait till we announce it!


Will you be taking over bases similar to the regular Warriors games?

Koinuma: Since that does not happen in the Berserk story, we are instead making it more Berserk-like by making the battles resemble the original material.

Will this game also be made available on Steam?

Koinuma: Koei has always wanted to put out games on multiple platforms and we understand there are a lot of gamers who use Steam and so we plan on considering it an option .

Will the game be released in America on the Xbox One?

Koinuma: We are currently considering Steam and other platforms for Japan at this time.

While a CERO D rating (17+) might mean players won't be able to see Berserk in all its bloody glory, Koei Tecmo and Omega Force seems intent on staying as close as they can to the source material, even incorporating the battles of Berserk to be more like the scenes found in the manga and anime rather than the typical Warriors game.

The Berserk game is set for release on September 21st in Japan for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and the PlayStation Vita.

Published Jun. 21st 2016

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