Koei Tecmo has announced what their game line up will be for Tokyo Game Show this year and with it the company also revealed a large number of titles that were previously unannounced for release in the West. The new localization announcements include Toukiden 2, Atelier Firis: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Journey, Nights of Azure 2, and Samurai Warriors: Sanada Maru, with a couple of these coming off as fairly surprising considering how recently they were revealed. Joining these games at Tokyo Game Show include the previously announced titles Beserk and Nioh.
Descriptions for each of these new titles have been given by Koei Tecmo and you can read them below:
Koei Tecmo is pleased to announce the return of the popular demon hunting RPG title Toukiden with the western release of its second installment in early 2017. Taking Oni-hunting to a brand new level, Toukiden 2 introduces an open-world environment filled with strange life forms, empty ruins, unexplored caves and fearsome Oni.
Players will take on the mantle of a Slayer charged with the task of defending humanity’s last remaining villages from the supernatural threat of Oni. Taking all types of shapes and sizes, these demons creep out of dark rifts in space and time to prey on mankind. Warriors from the ancient and secret cast of the Slayers are the only ones equipped to stop them!
Platforms, release date and further information on the western release of this title will be available in the following weeks.
Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey
Developer Gust continues its trademark Atelier series with the follow-up to Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Book. The second part in the Mysterious trilogy, Atelier Firis, follows the journey of a young alchemist through an exciting and colorful world. While Firis travels, she learns more about synthesis and alchemy, meets interesting people, and amplifies the feeling of exploration with the immense expansion of the world map!
Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey will be playable during Tokyo Games Show on PlayStation 4. More details on the title will be revealed in the following weeks.
Nights of Azure 2 (working title)
Following the success of Nights of Azure, which marked a darker direction for Gust, producer Keisuke Kikuchi returns to the demon-plagued world where players will follow the story of a young girl knight born from the blood of Arnice, the main character of Nights of Azure. Nights of Azure 2 (working title) maintains the same JRPG gameplay elements adored by dedicated fans of the studio and expands this new franchise’s horizons with a riveting new storyline! This title will be on display at the Koei Tecmo Games booth.
Samurai Warriors: Sanada Maru (working title)
Koei Tecmo and developer Omega Force are proud to announce the upcoming western release of a ‘one versus thousands’ tactical action title focused on a fan-favorite character from the Samurai Warriors franchise: Yukimura Sanada. In this character-driven epic, players will get a unique look into the Sanada clan’s inner workings before and during the 16th century conflict that drove two brothers to join opposite sides of a grand scale civil war.
This yet-to-be-named title will be released in the west in 2017 and is available for hands-on play on PlayStation 4 during Tokyo Games Show.