By Tom Tolios / June 26th, 2015
Hertfordshire – 26th JUNE, 2015 – KOEI TECMO Europe is happy to announce the launch of demon-slaying epic, Toukiden: Kiwami, on PC via Steam®, today, 26th June 2015.
Set in a beautiful, yet tormented world inspired by various historical periods of Japan, this extremely immersive rpg tells the tale of humanity’s last stand for survival against powerful demons (Oni).
In Toukiden, Oni have always hid in the shadows and aimed 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. Through those rifts places that had long disappeared from the world resurfaced, and with them came hordes of demons that started to relentlessly hunt humans. These demons would consume the souls of those they killed and imprison the ones of brave heroes. Using these souls, Oni can regenerate at a rapid rate and only Slayers are trained in the proper way to battle them.
The player is cast in the role of a new recruit to the Slayer sect and must complete various missions, strengthen his or her relationships with the other warriors in the village, and eventually do battle with 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 a variety of equippable abilities.
Visually stunning, this game boasts an extensive character creation mode, a multitude of new weapon types (over 1500), each of which can be forged and upgraded to the player’s preferences, while it also features 300 fallen heroes (Mitama) whose rescued souls help strengthen the player’s team.
‘Toukiden: Kiwami’ will also include an extensive multiplayer mode. The player is always encouraged to tackle battles with the most powerful Oni as part of a group and there is a choice between a number of NPC Slayers or, preferably, a cooperative multiplayer mode that allows for a team of up to four Slayers to hunt and banish a demon together!
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