EA released new gameplay from the Koei Tecmo-developed hunting game, Wild Hearts, coming to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and PC via Origin, Steam, and Epic Games Store on February 17, 2023.
Wild Hearts is being developed by Omega Force, the team who works on the Warriors series. The game is set in feudal Japan but features fantasy themes where giant monsters called Kemono roam. It’s up to the Karakuri to use various mechanisms and weapons to hunt these creatures.
The game supports crossplay and co-op features with up to two other players online.
“Wild Hearts opens up a vibrant fantasy world to players that’s as untamed as it is beautiful,” said Yosuke Hayashi, Executive Vice President of Koei Tecmo. “With Wild Hearts, not only did we want to showcase the evolution, infusion and real threat caused by Kemono, but we also wanted to create a game where crafting was at the core of the experience, redefining what can be possible in a beast hunting game. We have placed great care in designing our Karakuri to fit within the combat, and we’re excited for players to use these powerful mechanisms to fight giant beasts and traverse the world.”
“EA Originals is a label for those who dare to explore,” said Stuart Lang, Vice President, Global Brand, Electronic Arts. “It’s a home for studio partners – like Omega Force – forging new ways to play from bold creative visions, and for players who love to discover untold stories and unseen worlds. We are excited to follow the wonderful and critically acclaimed It Takes Two, from Hazelight Studios, with the ingenious mechanics, giant nature-infused beasts and epic battles of WILD HEARTS, the first AAA hunting experience for a new generation.”
Wild Hearts is set in a place called Azuma where Kemono roam, but the size of these creatures vary. After a dreadful fight with the winter wolf Deathstalker, players become bearers of a life-sustaining technology and are compelled to restore balance across the region. During gameplay, players will journey across Azume alone or with up to two players to take on missions and hunt creators.
You can watch the new trailer below:
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