Whilst we weren’t getting that franchise on the Vita there has been a spurt of similar titles happy to take its place (and your money) and one of the more striking of these is Toukiden.
In Toukiden players can customise characters, weapons and armour and form a group of hunters to take down the destructive Oni-demons of varying strength and size who have invaded the world through cracks in space and time. This visually stunning game boasts an extensive character creation mode, six non-player characters beautifully designed by Atelier Ayesha artist Hidari, and six different weapon types, each of which can be forged and upgraded to the player’s preferences. Toukiden: The Age of Demons, is set against a backdrop inspired by various historical periods of Japan, while it also features 200 characters based on both fictional and historical Japanese figures, whose souls help players strengthen their team and defeat their enemies.
A third person adventure game, Toukiden has been well received in Japan with more than 400,000 copies sold which is no mean feat for a new IP, and is set for release in North America before the end of the year. Tecmo Koei have told us today that they will be bringing the title to Europe in early 2014, which is great news for all you monster/demon adventurers.
Have you been following the title? Looking forward to it?