Wild Hearts, the upcoming monster hunting action RPG from developer Omega Force of Koei Tecmo, has released new PlayStation 5 gameplay footage. Today’s trailer features the Golden Tempest, which was teased last month, as well as the claw blade, cannon, and staff. It is made clear the footage is still considered in-progress work.
Wild Hearts will launch on February 17th, 2023. It will be available on PC and next-gen consoles for PlayStation and Xbox. Here’s the full Golden Tempest trailer from the Wild Hearts YouTube channel:
Wild Hearts’ YouTube channel has punctually released all of their key reveals on a monthly basis, so today’s gameplay could very well be the final trailer before it launches in February. Fortunately, it looks even better than some previous trailers, and it clears up how some of the mechanics will work.
The Golden Tempest, which the trailer description also calls “Aragane”, has more elaborate behavior, aside from retreating at key milestones like usual. Each monster is considered an extension of nature, which is a terrific concept that fits the setting. Today’s gameplay trailer shows Golden Tempest using a good variety of abilities that control the wind, including both range and area-of-effect moves.
Also, it was a very nice touch that Golden Tempest becomes “livid” when it’s weaker, using the wind to destroy Karakuri structures within the blast range.
There’s also a notable moment when the player doesn’t have enough Karakuri thread to perform some action, so resource management will also be crucial in-game. The flexibility and innovation of the in-game tech looks really satisfying, and it should definitely distinguish Wild Hearts from the shadow of Monster Hunter.
The trio of weapons showcased today were fairly interesting. While two of them were melee weapons, the cannon was surprising, and indicates how far the devs were willing to stretch their Karakuri mechanics. The staff was a little strange, basically transforming into a giant Monster Hunter sword, and could have been more creative.
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