Koei Tecmo has announced pre-order bonuses and details combat styles for Berserk and the Band of the Hawk.
Pre-orders for the game in both North America and Europe (limited to Amazon, Best Buy, EB Games, and GameStop in North America) include a set of six bonus costumes. These include the “White Swordsman” and “Golden Swordsman “costumes for Guts, the “Golden Hawk” and “Black Hawk” costumes for Griffith, and the “Pirate” and “Blue Stripe” costumes for Schierke.
Here are the combat style details:
A lone mercenary and the series’ main protagonist, Guts wields an impressive array of powerful weapons to choose from, and each alters the pace of gameplay. For example, utilizing his massive Dragonslayer Great Sword allows for devastating attacks, and players will subsequently feel the weight of the weapon throughout battle. Similarly, players can enjoy customized playstyles tailored to the other playable characters, like Griffith’s rapid sword attacks and Schierke’s magical powers.
Utilizing a vast array of different weapon styles, players will slash and smash their way through gripping battles in Berserk and the Band of the Hawk. Attacks become more ferocious as a fight rages on, allowing players to smash monsters against walls or slash them in two with a single strike! However, during the course of his adventures Guts encounters creatures known as Apostles – giant demonic monsters that possess deadly attacks. Unlike other enemies, typical battle strategies will not work on these beasts, and players must make swift tactical decisions in order to take them down. These exciting sequences aim to perfectly capture the tense, action-packed style of Berserk.
Berserk and the Band of the Hawk is due out for PlayStation 4, PS Vita, and PC on February 21 in North America and February 24 in Europe. In Japan, the game is available now for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC.
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