Toukiden has character designs by Atelier Ayesha artist
posted on 02.12.13 at 09:51 PM EST by (@salromano)
Expect a pre-launch demo of Tecmo Koei's history hunting game.

Famitsu this week has new details on Toukiden, Tecmo Koei’s upcoming history hunting game for PS Vita and PSP.

The game will feature character designs by Hidari, who, next to Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk, is known for her work on Fractale and Natsuiro Kiseki.

There are plans to distribute a demo of the game, as the team is seeking feedback to help improve the retail version.

The rest of this week’s details follow:

  • Characters don’t have levels.
  • You obtain raw materials by defeating enemies, which can be used to make weapons and gear. Equipping them will make you stronger.
  • There are plans for Ad-Hoc Party interaction for the PSP version and infrared interaction for the PS Vita version.
  • The online parts will employ Tecmo Koei’s know-how of multi raids.
  • The game aims to “show the seriousness of Tecmo Koei.”
  • Tecmo Koei is right in the middle of development.
  • They’re aiming to create a top class action game.
  • They’re also capitalizing upon their know-how from Nobunaga’s Ambition Online.
  • Nagi (a character) is a soothing older sister (young woman), tolerant, and has a calm and gentle personality. She is high-spirited and has an innocent aspect when her curiosity is peaked.
  • The name of Fugaku’s weapon is still a secret.
  • The developer understands from surveys that many people play multi raids on single player, so the game was made with them in mind.
  • The game will launch in Japan “around the time the cicadas start chirping.”

Thanks, Game Nyarth.

  • ShinAsura

    Oh wow the art style in Atelier is very good. This game is in for a huge treat, I’ll probably be getting it too

    • KurisuMakise

      Came to post this, left pleased and wanting more info. Keep my wallet open Tecmo Koei, keep it open!

  • Tre W

    Not bad! Hopefully Koei won’t be keeping us waiting too much longer for some decent gameplay montages. I really want to see this game’s style in action.

    …And considering that Koei’s last “Monhun-like” series was the only one of its ilk that I ended up really enjoying, I’m hoping for the best for Toukiden.

  • Sevyne

    Will definitely keep an eye on this one.

  • Elvick

    But I like levels. ):

    Oh well, the rest sounds great and I like what I see.

  • GaySkull

    I know it when I see it. Like when I saw Gravity Rush I felt something special for this games presentation. The graphics and character designs resonates with awesome quality. You can feel the amount of love poured into it.

    The Japanese nerd in me is reacting and tingling. PS Vita is hitting all the right buttons for me.

    Gravity Rush
    Uncharted: Golden Abyss
    Ragnarok Odyssey
    Persona 4
    Phantasy Star Online 2 (PSO is the daddy of all hunting JRPGs)
    Soul Sacrifice
    Oboro Muramasa
    MGS 2&3 HD Collection
    God Eater 2
    Ninja Gaiden Sigma plus
    Killzone: Mercenary
    Dragon’s Crown of course

    …. all resonate as quality games. WoW!

    Thanks Gematsu for the update.

    • Pyrofrost

      Does this work like a spidey-sense? O_O

  • HassanJamal

    No levels, ok? Top class action game on the go, now that i like to hear. Also, when do the cicadas start chirping?(btw weirdest way of saying release time ever)

    • whiteferrero

      that’s summer in Japan. :D it’s marked by a very annoying insect acting up.

      (btw any higurashi fans here?)

      • HassanJamal

        Cool, thanks for info. Also not a fan of that anime….too freaky for my tastes O_O

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dylan-Ng/100000854638739 Dylan Ng

        The cicadas had cried, the girl is crying, she is holding a murder weapon…….

        Not really a fan, but I’ve seen & heard stuff abt it. Btw, seen this?
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtF03gcgFyk

        • whiteferrero

          O_O omg. you just made my inner cicada cry. i didn’t know there was gonna be a new movie! (goes out to buy a bat)

  • http://twitter.com/Nates4Christ Nate

    That monsters face.

  • http://www.facebook.com/wtfits.gardner Cat Flames

    yup day one.

  • PrinceHeir

    great stuff ^^