Tecmo Koei trademarks Toukiden Kiwami in Japan
posted on 02.12.14 at 08:49 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Updated version of PS Vita hunting game on the way?


Tecmo Koei has trademarked “Toukiden Kiwami” (Toukiden Extreme) in Japan.

The mark was filed on December 27 last year, and made public today.

Japanese blogs are suggesting this might be an updated version of the game, which first launched in Japan last June.

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  • JonathanisPrimus

    gg at that communication with the western branch as to not clip the game’s legs

  • z_merquise

    Jeez. And here I am still planning to get the game and this happen. Now, I’m conflicted.

    Guess we’ll wait and see what this is exactly.

  • Sevyne

    Christ…This stuff really needs to stop with these games. We’re in a time where you can update the game as it is. It’s getting ridiculous now with the updated versions that you’ll have to likely pay full price again for. They don’t give the games time on the market anymore without doing this crap.

    • JonathanisPrimus

      Blame Capcom.

      • Fango

        yup…. capcom is the one that started the whole expanded re-release on the “hunting action genre”. and it will continue until the next big genre fad.

        but at the same time, you have to equally blame all the idiots for buying them over and over…..

  • MrRobbyM

    The game actually did well enough to warrant a better version? Already? This eneds to stop.

    • ( `Д´)ノ)`ν゜)

      Toukiden released in June.

      • MrRobbyM

        For some reason I was under the impression it launched much more recently than that. Disregard my post.

        • JonathanisPrimus

          It launched in the west this week. Japan got it in June, and it did over 500k on PSP/PSV.

  • Elvick

    Stupid timing by Japan. It just launched in the west.

    I don’t regret buying it. No way I could wait for an updated version to maybe be brought over.

    They should stop with the updated versions of these games. Just make sequels. I mean, sheesh.

    • Sevyne

      No regrets here either, but these swift updated versions are becoming extremely frustrating to see pop up. It becomes even more frustrating when they end up going multiplat too when they were Vita exclusive. Not saying this will, but I definitely see it coming.

      • icecoffemix

        It wasn’t a Vita exclusive and I don’t see any harm in multiplat, in fact it’s stupid for them not making it multiplat. This also apply to other JP release on other platform like 3DS.

        Western publisher has long realized this, only JP seems to be so backward in this.

        • Sevyne

          Yes I know it was also on PSP. I’m more speaking in general about Vita games (or any platform for that matter) that go multiplat. And yes, it is harmful. Exclusives are important to a platform. When larger amounts of exclusives are no longer exclusive then it doesn’t display confidence to the consumer thus hurting sales.

          • icecoffemix

            Exclusive is only important to platform holder, however I’m not one and I frankly don’t care, it’s Sony, Nintendo or MS job to worry about that. Multiplat is enormously beneficial to me as customer.

            • Sevyne

              See? Your problem is you are thinking of the here and now, and not the effects that follow. When people start to lose confidence (due to games continuously losing exclusivity) they simply don’t buy it or wait for it to go multiplat. They don’t buy the device because it’s exclusives probably won’t be exclusive for long, and they can eventually get the game on what they already own.

              Now I get why developers would do it. It’s more profitable for them to have games go multiplat, but it’s bad for the console/portable because it shows that devs are not confident with the system. In turn the consumer loses confidence in the system. It’s good for the game/dev, but paints a bad image for the system. Yes, it’s Sony, Nintendo, MS job to worry about the system, but it does effect the consumer so I DO care.

              Sorry if I’m a little hard to follow here. Kind of freezing my ass off in a blanket right now.

              • icecoffemix

                Why are you assuming that multiplat mean different release schedule? Again people not buying a device should not be my problem but platform holder, let me buy the game on the device I deem right.

                Why does it show that the dev is not confident with the platform? Your example make no sense since it didn’t happen with PS360 and the opposite actually happened with exclusive on Wii.

                • Sevyne

                  I think we’re in a misunderstanding here. I mean exclusives that LATER become multiplat. Why YOU assumed otherwise is what I’d like to know when it was pretty obvious what was being talking about. It’s like you are crafting an argument out of something that didn’t even exist in this conversation.

                  Take games like RE: Revelations, AC: Liberation, etc for example. Games that not extremely long after their portable EXCLUSIVE releases, got rereleases on the consoles. Those are the kinds of actions I’m talking about.

                  You can also say it’s not your problem, but when devs stop making games for a system you own because of this nonsense then it becomes a problem for you.

                  • icecoffemix

                    Except that I clearly said multiplat not exclusive going multiplat, I contested that developer should develop game with multi in mind from the start which is what western developers are already doing for a generation, you decided to engage with me with the reply I posted so yeah. Exclusive going multiplat is only going to harm everyone except for anomaly like minecraft.

                    Those are only problem when it happen, and even with exclusive, developer are already doing it anyway when the system falter and the problem didn’t happen because it had “too many multiplat”.

                    • Sevyne

                      Yeah you did say that, but in response to ME. YOU simply twisted MY words to better suit yourself and your argument. I didn’t respond to you, you responded to me and MY statement with something completely unrelated.

                      You know what? We’re done here. Something is seriously wrong with you.

                    • icecoffemix

                      I never had exclusive to multiplat in mind when I started replying to you, it was a new narrative that I presented as alternative to your view. Extreme is going to be a new game too.

                      Yes, ad hominem when you can’t continue. Good job.

    • kurosan9712

      I think devs just love to laugh at western people being in pain. And I love that too, since I take japanese versions.

  • PrinceHeir

    wow just like Valhalla Knights 3 Gold!

    • HighBrowDrifter

      Developers nowadays are taking us from all angles…Gangnam Style

      • DrForbidden

        Sure, but if they keep this double-/triple- dipping up, an increasing number of consumers will adopt wait-and-see attitudes regarding games they’re on the fence about buying. In the long run, developers & publishers are only screwing themselves.

  • bloodiOS

    I’m suddenly reminded of Phantasy Star Portable 2… what the hell does this mean for the localized version now?

    • icecoffemix

      If lots of people still buy the vanilla version : we get extreme
      if not : we don’t

      However this is KT, we will probably get extreme one way or another.

    • Thad McMichael

      Localized Phantasy Star? Did you forget the part where SEGA hates us?

      • bloodiOS

        Yeah, I’m sure it was because they just naturally hate us. I’m sure it had nothing to do with Sega announcing PSP2I before PSP2 is released in the West, made people lose interest, resulted in abysmal sales and discouraged them from localizing the updated version.

  • kirby755

    SON OF A *****, this is hilariously annoying man I just got the game yesterday.

    • gretan

      well, at least u got the game. im still waiting for mine to be shipped. and then, i read this article. (ノ ゜Д゜)ノ ︵ ┻━┻

    • Raiyu

      I can’t even get the game because of this damn ice and snow.

  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

    Mhm… yah… I thought this would happen. Probably shouldn’t get GE2 (if it comes here (it won’t)) or Freedom Wars, until they get the updated versions out.

    • Darkraiders

      Yeah, everyone should do that to make sure they don’t even want to bring the updated version because no one bought the first version.

      • DrForbidden

        So the solution is to buy the vanilla version we don’t really want in order to guarantee you get to spend more money to buy the updated version with slightly more content?

        I won’t comment on GE2 or Freedom Wars, but if Toukiden sales are shot in the foot due to the news about Toukiden Kyoku being trademarked, TK can’t blame anyone but themselves for that.

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        Simply don’t bring the first version out. Like MonHun.

    • AdachiTohru

      Same for every multiplayer game, Borderland until goty( many DLC)

      , Titanfall ( before Titanfall “2” that will just be the first with 100% content more and on PS4 ),…

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        I am not saying this is anything new. *shrug* i just care about my money.

  • DrForbidden

    These companies need to start hiring people with more sense. News of a possible updated/expanded version just as localised versions in other parts of the world launch has the potential to hurt sales in those places. This is the internet age, where such news are disseminated at the speed of light across the globe. Learn to keep your mouths shut until the localised versions have been out for a couple of months, at least.

  • http://www.santashi.com/ Santashi

    Hmm, I wonder if I should still get the first version when it releases on Friday? Probably, I guess. I enjoyed the demo. Just need to finish Danganronpa first…

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      If you don’t want to wait, yes. I got it, and I am a bit upset, but eh. It isn’t such a bad thing.

      • http://www.santashi.com/ Santashi

        Yep. Part of it is that I want to support them for being so good with their EU Vita releases, but I obviously enjoyed the generous demo, too. ^_^

        • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

          Mhm. Besides we won’t be getting this version of the game for at least a year.

          • http://www.santashi.com/ Santashi

            Exactly. S’fine.

  • kurosan9712

    Ha-ha-ha. Good thing I got the japanese version long ago, at least it doesn’t hurt as much.

  • HighBrowDrifter

    Like holding us by the balls Tecmo?….Reeeal tight eh?

  • abcmocca .

    after RO & Soul sacrifice, i think i’ll just wait for super duper complete edition.

  • crimsonidol

    To be honest, it’s Tecmo Koei, so we should have expected this (–> DoA 5, the Warriors-series), but on the other side it’s kinda frustrating to hear some possible news about an updated version of a game when you just received the initial one.

    And worst thing of all: My game should arrive by today, but I’m not at home so I can’t receive it.Have to wait till tomorrow. ARRGH :

  • klkAlexar

    Why can’t they release the update as dlc?

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar


    • artemisthemp

      Because people want another Toukiden Platinum. (Just like I want a Soul Sacrifice Delta Platinum)

  • http://fr.twitch.tv/Nhatalya Aleksandrina

    We all knew this was coming.

    – New characters, thus new weapons.
    – New Bosses and maps.
    – New Souls/Mitama.
    – New gameplay mechanic.


    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar


  • SOLOmio

    i didn’t even finished the 5 chapter and now this!
    true that the game lacks substance especially on the romance part and social links but the rest is pretty cool imo.
    i would like that this was a dlc update or they sell this at cheap price and not retail price