EA and Koei Tecmo have unveiled the first Monogatari (Narrative) Episode for their new AAA hunting game, Wild Hearts.
Episode 1 sheds light on the game’s unique Karakuri system, sophisticated mechanisms crafted from a lost, ancient technology; designed to be diverse and multi-functional, Karakuri gives players the upper hand in battle, as well as when gathering resources and traveling across hunting grounds.
The video showcases how Karakuri give players a creative, dynamic edge during combat – as they learn new forms and combinations, players can better prepare their hunting grounds and create advantageous conditions for their fight against giant Kemono beasts.
With the persistent nature of Karakuri, players who fall in battle or receive aid from allies can continue to use their past hunting experience to set new traps and ways to travel with greater efficiency and strategy.
Crafting changes the way players think about their hunt – they’ll need to learn how to adapt to new complexity as they unlock different Karakuri combinations and team up with allies to create even stronger Karakuri systems.
Wild Hearts is scheduled to release on February 18, 2023 for the PS5, Xbox Series, and PC.