Hunting game launches on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PC on February 17
Electronic Arts (EA) and KOEI Tecmo revealed a gameplay trailer for their Wild Hearts hunting game at The Game Awards 2022 on Thursday. The trailer is titled “The Mighty Kemono” and highlights the beasts Deathstalker, Amaterasu, and Golden Tempest.
The game will launch for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via the EA App, Steam, and Epic Game Store on February 17, 2023.
KOEI Tecmo‘s Omega Force studio is developing the hunting game set in “fantasy feudal Japan,” and EA is publishing the game under its EA Originals label.
The hunting adventure game will feature crafting mechanics. The story takes place in Azuma, a world inspired by feudal Japan. Players will battle Kemono, giant nature-infused beasts, with the help of Karakuri. After fighting the winter wolf Deathstalker, players become bearers a life-sustaining technology and must restore balance across the region.
There will be co-op play, “pack hunting,” for up to two additional players. The game will feature crossplay across all platforms. There will also be special missions. The game will feature English, Japanese, French, Italian, German, and Spanish voiceovers.
EA and KOEI Tecmo announced their partnership in September.
Sources: The Game Awards 2022 livestream, Wild Hearts’ YouTube channel