The western release of Toukiden: Kiwami will include not only the PS Vita version, but a PlayStation 4 version, as well, Koei Tecmo announced. And both are launching at retail and digitally on March 31 in North America and March 27 in Europe.
Both versions will support cross-save, meaning a PS Vita save file can be used with PlayStation 4 (and vice-versa), as well as cross-play, meaning PlayStation 4 and PS Vita users can play together online.
Here’s the full rundown of new features, via the PlayStation Blog:
New Slayers Have Arrived!
Toukiden: Kiwami features both the original Toukiden: The Age of Demons story and a brand new story of roughly the same size, following the original. The truth will finally be revealed about the origins of the Slayers and the mysterious “Council of Elders.”
All your favorite characters from the first title return, such as Ōka, Hayatori, and the other characters from Utakata Village, while new characters such as Reki, Sōma, and Horō, make their first appearance, revealing additional depths to the story.
New Moves Based On Cooperation
One of the most popular features of Toukiden was the cooperative multiplayer mode; it allowed up to four players to join forces in the war against the Oni. This title strengthens the cooperative element further, with the introduction of a new and more powerful move than the “Destroyer” that can only be executed in cooperation with your human or NPC allies.
NPC AI has been improved for Toukiden: Kiwami, allowing you to work with smarter and more realistic allies than ever before in the war against the Oni!
New Mission Types — Face the Ultimate Challenge!
For those Slayers that think fighting just one Oni isn’t enough, a range of new special mission types have been added. Certain Mitama and other rewards can only be acquired in these missions.
Together with the collection of special materials that can only be acquired from new Oni and which can be used to create new weapons and armor, there is a host of new features in the game.
New weapons! Newly Discovered Oni! New Mitama!
A wide variety of new features have been added, from more difficult mission types to new weapon types such as the “naginata,” and new battle styles. A wide variety of terrifying and deadly new Oni also appear, including the mysterious Oni of the north, Snowflame, doubling the number of Oni from the original title.
In addition, the existing Oni have been strengthened with new moves, creating incredible tension on the field of battle.
Kiwami takes place three months after the battle to prevent another Awakening. The village of Utakata enjoys an uneasy peace. However, that peace is suddenly rendered asunder. Hitherto unknown Oni appear from the north, ripping the defenses of the Midlands to shreds.
Watch a new trailer below. View a new set of screenshots at the gallery.