Toukiden: The Age of Demons Hits PS Vita Next Month

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Toukiden: The Age of Demons Hits PS Vita Next Month

Hello, hello! It’s been a while. Today, I would like to talk about our upcoming title Toukiden: The Age of Demons for PS Vita. Having sold half a million copies in Japan, it’s coming to North America on February 11th, 2014.

Set against a backdrop inspired by various historical periods of Japan, Toukiden tells the tale of humanity’s last stand for survival. When monstrous demons (Oni) of varying strength and size invaded the world through cracks in space and time and started attacking humans, the only opposition came from the Slayers: a caste that has always secretly protected mankind from the demons’ murderous intent.

The player character (you!)

Eight years after the Oni first appeared, a brave young Slayer embarks on a journey to thin the numbers of the enemy and help humanity survive. You take on the role of this young warrior and can fully customize their appearance, weapons and armor, and form a group of hunters to take down the destructive Oni.

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Slayers

The Slayers organization has secretly dealt with the Oni threat for more than a thousand years. Since large numbers of Oni appeared eight years ago during an event known as the Awakening, they have served as the guardians of mankind and taken center stage in the land’s history. The warriors that serve within the organization are also referred to as Slayers. With the unique ability to slay the Oni and purify their carcasses from the miasma infecting the land, they refer to themselves as the “demons who slay demons.”

Toukiden on PS Vita

Oni

The strange, demon-like creatures came from another world to devour the souls of living beings and change them into their own life force. The larger Oni also possess the ability to regenerate any limbs that they may have lost. For more than 1,000 years, the Slayers have fought against them from the shadows, but when vast hordes of them appeared eight years ago during the Awakening, the order of the world was permanently disrupted.

Toukiden on PS Vita

Possessing a potent life force, the Oni have the remarkable ability to regenerate themselves. No matter how much damage their bodies may take, they will look for an opportunity to recover as long as they have sufficient life force remaining. You have to work together with the other Slayers to destroy their body parts and then use the Ritual of Purification to prevent the Oni from regenerating.

Toukiden: The Age of Demons for the PS Vita will be available in North America on February 11th, 2014. For more information about the game, please visit the official site.

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  • Yay, more new Vita games! Thanks.

  • This looks great! Is there a chance of seeing more trailers, such as character spotlights?

  • @45
    It doesint make sense at all.Stop trying to make it a positive when its a negative.

  • @1
    weaboo at its finest

  • I’m totally getting this, it looks freaking awesome.

  • TecmoKoei, you have been great to the Vita and people in Japan seem to think this is another great game. I have this on pre-order.

  • Really bummed that there’s not English audio… I still want this though

  • Finally!! Had this pre-ordered for a while and glad to see more details about it.
    Thanks again Tecmo Koei, keep up with those imports, I have all of them pre-ordered as well, so if you are importing more for us, I will have it pre-ordered too!

  • @53 Would you prefer the games does not make it to the Western market at all. Because you know, that is the other option they consider if the cost are too high (to include voice acting) and not being able to guarantee enough profit.

  • Whatever i’ll download it as soon as added to the PS Store.

  • BTW i guess the american official website is this one cause you already put EU instead: /www.tecmokoeiamerica.com/toukiden/

  • @59
    Still werid to try to turn it to a positive that were forced to deal with jpn voice overs.Like it can kill hype for some like me.

  • Shame about the audio. I know some people get all pumped for that but I can’t/won’t play a game without a dub.

  • This’s very very cool!!!!

  • Looks Great. Just Pre-Ordered.
    Never played a game that wasn’t voice in English. But I’ll give it a go.

  • It’s best to remember that the cost of hiring and recording everything a second time in English may sometimes be a factor in whether or not a game gets released here overseas from Japan.

    All of us Koei fans would certainly rather see two or three games released on PSN with a JP-only dub than a single one that had all of its voicework redone, yet used up the budget that could have been alloted to another game.

    At the very least, a JP dub allows you to experience the emotions and intensity that the game designers originally intended for their game’s dialogue. It also gives you a chance to expand your reading skills.

    ~There more you know~

  • The video was nice but I was expecting some gameplay….I don’t know anything about the game…so I’m really hoping for a demo.It looks good.

  • Hope this game lives up to, or surpasses Soul Sacrifice. Played that game for nearly a hundred hours in ad-hoc. Have two copies of Toukiden on pre-order, so I’m ready to give it my all!

  • hmm lovely! gotta check the demo first then i’ll decide.. ;)

  • I admit it. I’m shallow. Japanese audio == dealbreaker for me.

  • Am I the only one who played Trinity: Souls of Zill O’ll here and am grooving on the similarities between the game trailer and Trinity’s opening cinema:

    http://youtu.be/9kZkC1EahR4

    I loved Trinity quite a lot, so this one’s a no-brainer for me.

    Thanks, Tecmo/Koei and Omega Force!

  • Finally it’s up for preorder on EB Games.ca sheesh. Been checking all the time for it.

  • Also, lol at people not buying it because it has only Japanese audio. Really. smh

  • Please, more information. More trailers, and some gameplay footage.

  • Also, is this ad-hoc only?

  • Late comment I know, as I am enjoying the demo! But I was curious if we would get to see the cross promo Soul Sacrifice DLC in both this and Soul Sacrifice itself in western territories. It makes sense as both games will be available here lol.

  • Please make a demo of this really want to try this before getting the actually game

  • Fun demo. Really looking forward to this. First Monster-hunter-alike that I’ve felt comes close (though, since i’ve never been very good at Monster Hunter – though I love it – , I’m probably not a very good judge).

  • THANK YOU TECMO KOEI :)
    KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK

  • I will give it a miss not having the choice of English dubs is just lazy now a days
    if your trying to a game to the English market then it needs to in English as a first language
    and leave the Japanese audio in as a option
    but I still have Ys and Demon gaze that will have English audio with Japanese as an option

  • Just a couple more days. I can’t wait. I’ve replayed the demo with every weapon just because I could even though I’m aware that my slayer isn’t locked in to a specific weapon.

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