By Crystal Colwell / January 16th, 2015
Toukiden: Kiwami, the followup up to Toukiden: The Age of Demons now has a release date! KOEI TECMO AMERICA and EUROPE have announced that the game will be releasing on March 31, 2015 in North America and on March 27, 2015 in Europe. The game is currently in development for the PlayStation Vita, and PlayStation 4.
Check out the press release from Koei Tecmo America below.
KOEI TECMO AMERICA ANNOUNCES LAUNCH DATE AND SERIES DEBUT ONTO PLAYSTATION 4 AND RETURN TO PLAYSTATION VITA FOR DEMON SLAYING EPIC— TOUKIDEN: KIWAMI
Omega Force’s Revered Hunting Action Series to Launch March 31, 2015
BURLINGAME, Calif. – January 16, 2015 – KOEI TECMO America is delighted to announce today that Toukiden: Kiwami, is currently in development for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and for the PlayStation® Vita system. The follow up to the critically acclaimed Toukiden: The Age of Demons will launch in North America on March 31, 2015. The company also released images for the game and an exciting five minute anime that introduces some of the new content including characters, Oni breeds and weapon types, plus the origins of events that transpire in the game. Additionally, the official website launched today and can be found at: http://www.koeitecmoamerica.com/toukidenkiwami/.
Developer Omega Force, creators of the renowned DYNASTY WARRIORS series, set forth to make Kiwami the preeminent Toukiden experience offering updates and vast improvements to popular features requested by fans. More than just an expansion Toukiden: Kiwami offers all of the content in The Age of Demons, an extensive character creation mode, and numerous additions enriching the experience through new story and game content, including 300 characters whose souls help strengthen their team and defeat enemies.
Set against a backdrop inspired by various historical periods of Japan, Toukiden: Kiwami continues the tale of humanity’s last stand for survival. For its debut on the PlayStation®4, Kiwami picks up the story from the beginning, introducing new players to its vast, demon-ridden world. Almost double the size of the original game, new and returning slayers will continue their mission when Age of Demons ends and discover all that Kiwami has to offer.
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.
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 equiptable 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.
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About KOEI TECMO AMERICA CORP:
KOEI TECMO AMERICA CORP. is a publisher of interactive entertainment software for current generation consoles, handhelds and digital download content based in Burlingame, California. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of KOEI TECMO HOLDINGS CO., LTD., headquartered in Yokohama, Japan. KOEI is best known for its Dynasty Warriors® and Samurai Warriors® franchises. TECMO is best known for the Dead or Alive®, Ninja Gaiden®, Tecmo Bowl®, and Fatal Frame® series.
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