Things are about to get Wild for Electronic Arts.
Yesterday, the company revealed that it will publish Wild Hearts this February, a new game set to take on Capcom’s dominant Monster Hunter. Developed by Koei Tecmo and Omega Force (the same team behind the Warriors games), the game “whisks players away on an epic adventure set in fantasy feudal Japan. There, they’ll battle against giant nature-infused beasts called Kemono with the help of Karakuri, sophisticated mechanisms crafted from a lost, ancient technology,” according to the publisher.
“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 GAMES CO, LTD. “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.”
The game is set to arrive on February 17, 2023 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S/X and PC. You can check out the reveal trailer below, with extended gameplay set to be unveiled on October 5th.
Time to get Wild!
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