A new, AAA monster-hunting experience is on the way courtesy of Electronic Arts and KOEI TECMO. 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.
Yosuke Hayashi, Executive Vice President of KOEI TECMO, issued the following statement:
WILD HEARTS opens up a vibrant fantasy world to players that’s as untamed as it is beautiful. 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.
Wild Hearts releases on February 17, 2023 for PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC (Steam, Epic, and Origin) for $69.99. We’ll have more on Wild Hearts, including an in-depth gameplay demonstration, in the coming weeks!