EA and Koei Tecmo have officially unveiled Wild Hearts, a new kind of hunting game featuring unique crafting mechanics, and will be released on February 17, 2023, for the PS5, Xbox Series, and PC via Origin, Steam, and Epic Game Store.
Published under the EA Originals label and developed by Omega Force, the team behind the popular WARRIORS series, Wild Hearts whisks players away on an epic adventure set in fantasy feudal Japan. There, they’ll battle against giant nature-infused beasts called Kemono with the help of Karakuri, sophisticated mechanisms crafted from a lost, ancient technology.
Watch the reveal trailer below:
“Wild Hearts opens up a vibrant fantasy world to players that’s as untamed as it is beautiful,” said Yosuke Hayashi, Executive Vice President of KOEI TECMO GAMES CO, LTD. “With Wild Hearts, not only did we want to showcase the evolution, infusion and real threat caused by Kemono, but we also wanted to create a game where crafting was at the core of the experience, redefining what can be possible in a beast hunting game. We have placed great care in designing our Karakuri to fit within the combat, and we’re excited for players to use these powerful mechanisms to fight giant beasts and traverse the world.”
The game takes place in Azuma, a fantasy landscape inspired by feudal Japan, that is now rampaged by the once peaceful Kemono – altering their environment at the cost of citizens’ lives. Players can journey through the game solo or with a team of up to two friends thanks to co-op and crossplay features across all platforms.
Wild Hearts is scheduled to release on February 17, 2023 for the PS5, Xbox Series, and PC for $69.99.