Toukiden has proven to be very popular in Japan, so much so that an updated version, Toukiden Kiwami, is being released later this year.
The game will be hitting up both the PSP and the PS Vita with some nifty changes to the existing game. First off, there’s a new NPC in the mix along with a new demon called Imihayahi, special moves, new weapons, different customisation options and loads more.
The majority of the game looks like to be the same but we’ve discovered some new screenshots which show Reiki, the new NPC along with a peek at the demon, Imihayahi.
Famitsu magazine is running an article announcing an updated release of the hunting game, Toukiden. Its been reported that Tecmo Koei have filed a trademark for a game carrying the name, Toukiden Kyoku, which translates as Toukiden Extreme.
One of the features coming to the new release is an updated roster of demon to tackle. Koyomi is a new NPC who wields a fresh Naginata weapon. Something else coming is a new array of equipment such as armour, special moves and projectile weapons just to name a few. Toukiden Kyoku is also said to be twice as long as the first release which should provide a new challenge.
It’s currently still in progress with final touches still a ways off but Tecmo have said that it will be release during 2014. If you pick it up for the PSP, expect to pay ¥4, 800 while the PS Vita release will set you back ¥5, 800.
Time for a slice of gaming life in Japan by checking out what games are selling and checking out how your favourite console is selling and what isn’t so hot.
On the software charts, the PS3 sees a game in the charts taking out the top spot with Gundam Breaker. And surprisingly but always welcome, the PS Vita has a game in the 2nd position with Toukiden. Toukiden managed to squeeze some life out of the PSP as well with that platform taking out the 4th spot in the top 10 games sold for the week. The rest of the charts is a fairly even offering shared by the 3DS and the PS3.
On the hardware front, the Nintendo 3DS still maintain its stranglehold on the top position with 50,712 units sold across the LL and regular models while the PS Vita saw a double jump in sales, helped along with the release of Toukiden. Good to see the PS Vita pushing figures like 31,272 units sold.
[PS3] Gundam Breaker
[3DS] Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl
[PS3] Atelier Escha & Logy: The Alchemist of Dusk Sky
Great news for PS Vita gamers in the USA with the announcement that a few of Japan exclusive games, proven to be popular with Japanese gamers, will be coming to the West.
Courtesy of Tecmo Koei, both RPG Atelier Meruru Plus: The Apprentice of Arland and Toukiden will be coming to the PS Vita. In Japan, Toukiden is also being released on PSP but they’re stick with the Vita version for the Western release. Meanwhile, Atelier Meruru Plus will have a few extras bundled in like new areas, costumes, bosses, extra scenes and loads more. Watch out for in the States on September 3rd.
Two development studios have joined ranks, according to Famitsu, to bring a game together where you’ll be squaring off against giant demons.
Tecmo Koei and Omega Force have paired together to commence work on Toukiden. The news released by Sony took place during the recent Tokyo Playstation press conference. If Omega Force rings a bell, that’s because they developed the well received Dynasty Warriors game.
Toukiden will be developed for both the Sony PSP and PS Vita and is looking at being released sometime during 2013 although Famitsu reports that the date won’t be too far into the new year, this suggests it could possibly be hitting stores in the first half of 2013.
Head man from the Dynasty Warriors series, Hisashi Koinuma over at Tecmo Koei and Kono, who hails from Sony Computer Entertainment Japan, had a brief chat with Famitsu about Toukiden.Hisashi mentioned that the game will play totally different to Dynasty Warriors, the main difference being that you’ll be tackling the aforementioned giant demons although there will be a variety of demons to contend with.
This is shaping up as an exciting game from two of the big guns in the game, hopefully this will lead to more team ups in the near future from other developers.