Fans of the Monster-Hunter-style, demon hunting game set in a pseudo-Japanese setting better get their hands, and wallet, ready. We have known for quite some time that the latest title in the Toukiden series, Toukiden 2, will see a western release by early 2017. Just recently, Koei Tecmo announced that Toukiden 2 will see a Spring 2017 release window. No exact date has been given yet, but we’re sure that Koei Tecmo will update us as we ease our way into 2017.
In Japan, Toukiden 2 was released on PS3, PS4, and PS Vita, but Koei Tecmo has not stated which platform western audiences will receive the game on. We can be optimistic that the game will land on PlayStation’s console and handheld, like its Japan release, and expect Koei Tecmo to spill the beans closer to release.
Toukiden 2 is the third game in the franchise, after the initial Toukiden game and its sequel Toukiden: Kiwami. It takes place two years after Kiwami, where players must fight demons that have engulfed Nakatsu Kuni with a peculiar miasma. Nakatsu Kuni just conveniently happens to be an ancient name for Japan!
Both the first Toukiden and Toukiden: Kiwami eventually became available on PC via Steam.
In Toukiden 2, players will create and customize their own character, called Slayer, to fight the demons. There are numerous weapons which players can choose that will provide a wide array of strategy in fighting the numerous demons. Players will explore the land in an open world environment, complete with day and night cycles. Combat is designed to be a seamless encounter that can happen anywhere in the field.
Koei Tecmo initially announced Toukiden 2’s western release along with games like Atelier Firis, Nights of Azure 2, and Samurai Warriors: Sanada Maru. It is not clear if all of these games will receive the same release window or not, but stay posted on GameSkinny for more details!