Following the official reveal last week, seven minutes of new gameplay footage from developer Omega Force’s upcoming monster-hunting adventure Wild Hearts has been shared online.
A collaboration between EA Originals and Koei Tecmo’s Omega Force (the studio behind the long-running Warriors series), Wild Hearts brings the creature combat formula most closely associated with Capcom’s Monster Hunter games to a fantastical feudal Japan where up to three players can battle mysterious beasts known as Kemono.
Omega Force – which has prior experience in the monster-hunting genre thanks to its two Toukiden games – has now added seven minutes of new, largely uninterrupted gameplay footage to the original Wild Hearts reveal.
The sequence begins with a solo player exploring the scenic shores of Azuma in search of a powerful boar-like creature known as the Kingtusk, using a portable zipline to traverse the rocky terrain before engaging in combat against his enormous foe. After their defeat, the mission begins again with a friend in tow, this time offering a much better insight into the richness of the beautiful world of Wild Hearts.
As the battle rages on, we catch a glimpse of some of Wild Hearts’ wonderful karakuri – magical devices used in battle, all of which unfold delightfully from self-assembling panels of wood – including a propeller used to glide through the air, a wall-like blockage , and a large bomb that explodes if hit.
It’s already looking promising, but expect a lot more from Wild Hearts ahead of its February 17 release on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S and PC next year.
https://www.eurogamer.net/wild-hearts-is-anything-but-a-big-boar-in-new-7-minute-gameplay-trailer Wild Hearts is anything but a big boar in the new 7 minute gameplay trailer