Wild Hearts officially revealed in new gameplay trailer

Wild Hearts, a collaboration between Koei Tecmo’s Omega Force and EA Originals, has been officially revealed with a new gameplay trailer.

Inspired by the Monster Hunter series, it’s set in feudal Japan and features hunters battling beautifully crafted creatures known as Kemono that have bizarrely fused with nature, flora and fauna combined.

If you ever wanted to fight a giant pig with a paper umbrella, this is for you.

WILD HEARTS Official Trailer

Kemono ranges from plant-infused squirrels to the aforementioned King Tusk boar. Players fight against the Winter Wolf Deathstalker, which triggers their journey to restore balance to the world.

It should be released on February 17, 2023 on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S and PC (Steam, Epic, Origin).

The main unique concept of the game is the use of a magical technology called Karakuri to quickly craft gadgets: a propeller to glide through the air, a giant hammer, or explosive bombs.

There are also a variety of weapons, from paper bows and umbrellas, to a katana that’s also a whip, and they’re all showcased through flashy combat animations.

It will also feature cross-play co-op with up to three players.

“Wild Hearts opens up a dynamic fantasy world that’s as wild as it is beautiful to players,” said Yosuke Hayashi, Executive Vice President of Koei Tecmo.

“With Wild Hearts, not only did we want to show the evolution, infusion and real threat caused by Kemono, but we also wanted to create a game where crafting was at the heart of the experience, redefining what can be possible. in a Beast Hunt game. We’ve paid a lot of attention to designing our Karakuri to fit into combat, and we’re excited for players to use these powerful mechanics to battle giant beasts and navigate the world.

“Taming a world gone wild”, challenges us the trailer. I can’t wait to see more.