Toukiden Japanese release date set
posted on 03.30.13 at 11:12 AM EST by (@salromano)
PS Vita bundle announced. Demo coming April 2.

Toukiden, Tecmo Koei and Omega Force’s new hunting action game, will launch in Japan on June 27 for 6,090 yen on PS Vita and 4,800 yen on PSP. Download versions will cost 5,400 and 4,500 yen, respectively.

A special edition PS Vita bundle is also being planned. For 24,829 yen (or 26,070 yen with tax), the “Onigara” bundle will include a Toukiden-branded PS Vita, a copy of the game, a download code for the Issun-boshi mitama (soul), and your standard PS Vita cables and accessories.

Pre-order bonuses for the game include download codes for the Momotaro and Yae Niijima mitama.

A PS Vita demo for Toukiden will be released this coming Tuesday, April 2. If you pre-order the game, it’s possible to use the Momotaro mitama in the demo. (They won’t start being handed out until April 3, however.)

View images of the PS Vita bundle and new Toukiden screenshots at the gallery.

  • Noctis_nox

    Wow! at the Toukiden Vita.

    I also find it odd that they haven’t shown the front of the Special edition Vita. New models of Vita at E3?

    • Solomon_Kano

      More likely there just isn’t anything special on the front. The Soul Sacrifice Vita also only had a design on the back.

    • Adol Christian

      Its the normal black Vita. They are not showing it, cause only the back touch pad looks different.

  • Mar Mar

    I feel like this game should have existed with the PSP,

    • tubers

      Well, it does.

  • refrain
    • jujubee88

      This game looks siiiiiiiiiick!

      It’s like a twisted vision of what an ancient Japan full of demons might look like.

      MonHun + “Ninja Scroll” = Instabuy

    • Strid

      I was interested in this game and then I watched that extremely boring and bland video. Such a shame it’s in typical Tecmo Koei fashion.

    • Bloodios

      I don’t know, regular actions felt irritatingly slow (especially the running, which felt no different from looking at senior folks jogging) in comparison to… say, Soul Sacrifice and God Eater 2. I hope they speed it up by 25% prior to its launch.

      • jujubee88

        It’s slow?

        Hmm. I thought it was okay.

      • Kefkiroth

        Doesn’t look any slower than Monster Hunter… And I’m really used to that type of speed anyway I guess.

        • Budgiecat

          I can’t stand Monster Hunter. Id rather play Toriko or Earth Seeker

    • https://www.facebook.com/miyabigaming 新阿修羅(ShinAsura)

      I’ll have to try it out for myself, monsters do way too much damage plus i don’t like that slow class the person was playing

    • Kefkiroth

      The fact that this and God Eater 2 are coming out makes me worried that one of the games will suffer due to being so many hunting games coming out, especially MonHun 4.

    • tubers

      Simple stage layout and barren.. SS combat has more flair but has screen tearing and lower resolution.. I think I’m seeing a concession made as this is also a PSP game.

      I’m interested if there are any touch control implementations for the VITA.

    • almostautumn

      Looks good, but at the same time it kind of seems to lack that “pizazz.” Soul Sacrifice = modern Design, God Eater (2) = Anime Design, Monster Hunter = Authentic design. But what does Toukiden have? I didn’t really see anything that stood out in that video. It reminds of this PSP hunter game called “nano”-something; really interesting concept, but the game just never pulled through.
      The PSP version is a pull off for me too. I’m still pretty sore about Danball Senki W, as I genuinely believe that game could have been 100% stronger if it was developed exclusively for Vita.

    • Kurisu Makise

      Thanks for the link Refrain. I’m not quite sure what to make of it after the lengthy multiplayer. Pacing felt strange admittedly.

  • zweii

    Is the demo for Vita only or will it come to PSP too?

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      PSV only.

      • zweii

        I see. I would have like to see a comparison even though the result is obvious.

        • MosquitoLemon

          Yeah, typically PSP games are perfect ports with just super-lowered resolution

        • http://twitter.com/GamerOfThrone Aerys

          Its just like God Eater 2, a huge downgrade for the PSP version, thats why the never show the psp version, to make people believe it will be the same as the vita

  • PrinceHeir

    love the bundle :D

  • Solomon_Kano

    TK’s been good about localizing their Vita stuff, so I’m not really worried about seeing this, but I hope they bring the demo as well.

  • $24431191

    I already own a VIta but I kind of want to import the Toukiden Vita bundle because that system is sexy as hell. The combination of red, white, and black always looks so good.

    • Adol Christian

      Only the touch pad is different, everything else is the same.

      • $24431191

        Still looks good though.

        • Adol Christian

          The box looks good :P

  • Adol Christian

    Looks lazy. They just stuck a sticker at the back and called it a day :(

  • ekibyougami

    Okay this is definitely when SS and MH had a baby…

    Not that I have a problem with it.
    This + SS … and soon God Eater 2…
    I can’t contain myself with the x100 love I now have for my Vita
    /manly_tears_of_joy.gif

  • https://www.facebook.com/miyabigaming 新阿修羅(ShinAsura)

    Sweet, demo is inbound

  • Marco Tinè

    I’ve got to agree with most of you guys, it felt a little underwhelming. Let’s hope the multiple characters plays differently enough, and the game is not a simple arena affair.