Toukiden 2 - PS4

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Toukiden 2 (PS4)
Also for: PSVita
Viewed: 3D Third-person, over the shoulder Genre:
Beat 'Em Up: Hack and Slash
Media: Blu-Ray Arcade origin:No
Developer: Omega Force Soft. Co.: Tecmo Koei Europe
Publishers: Tecmo Koei Europe (GB)
Released: 24 Mar 2017 (GB)
Ratings: PEGI 16+

Summary

The Toukiden series' name might not be as on the nose as that of Capcom's Monster Hunter series, but the premise is close enough. There are dangerous beasts abroad in the land, and it's your job to dispose of them.

Toukiden 2 opens with the Awakening, a catastrophic event that sees reality rent asunder and monsters known as the Oni coming through the tears. Having worked in secret for thousands of years to protect their world, the Slayers suddenly find themselves on the front line of a very public battle for humanity's survival. When Slayer forces are all but destroyed at the Defense of Yokohama our hero is pulled through a strange gate and wakes up outside Mahoroba Village 15 years later with no memory of the intervening decade and a half.

But, you're a Slayer, and there are monsters to kill and a village, plagued by internal strife, to protect. The game offers an open world approach, with a variety of story-based missions and side quests on offer to hone your skills against. As you follow the main plot threads you'll have a team of combatants next to you, and as you follow the side quests you'll be able to select your own group. Either way, they'll fight beside you, targeting weak spots of the monsters you fight or offering healing

New to the series is the Devil Hand, a powerful long-range tool that will grapple onto whatever comes to hand to close massive gaps between you and enemies and provide fast-paced combat.

Characters from previous games return, as do the Mitami, souls of legendary warriors that will determine your skills and passive boosts on the field of battle.

Toukiden offers a wide world, mysteries to be solved and plenty of monsters to kill.