WILD HEARTS is a video game developed by Omega Force and published by Electronic Arts.
WILD HEARTS is a new kind of hunting game that introduces innovative crafting mechanics in your fight against the Kemono, giant beasts that have fused with their environment. Developed by Omega Force, the Japanese studio at Koei Tecmo responsible for the Warriors franchises, the game whisks you away on an epic adventure set in fantasy feudal Japan. You can journey through its vibrant world alone or experience it with up to 2 friends in seamless co-op. You are the only hunter who can wield ancient technology to create an array of Karakuri – sophisticated mechanisms you’ll use to fight giant beasts and traverse the world. Do you have what it takes to stand against the forces of nature?
WILD HEARTS takes place in Azuma, a fantasy landscape inspired by feudal Japan. Nature-infused beasts, usually living peacefully, are now rampaging across the countryside, altering their surroundings at the cost of citizens’ lives. After a dreadful fight with the winter wolf Deathstalker, you become the bearer of a life-sustaining technology. As your powers grow, you are compelled to restore balance across the region.
- Hunt Down Giant Nature-Infused Beasts – Kemono are beasts that have undergone a unique evolution by fusing with their environments, and that wield the power of nature to reshape their environment to suit their needs. You will encounter Kemono of all sizes – from plant infused squirrels to the massive Kingtusk wild boar, or the Deathstalker savage wolf and many more creatures. These enormous creatures use the power of nature itself to defend their new territory.
- Prepare Your Fighting Ground – The ancient Karakuri technology enables you to craft and build new, highly flexible and creative hunting grounds to take down giant Kemono. Stock up on materials to build many kinds of karakuri, depending upon your needs, skills, and which kemono you are fighting. Every new Kemono you defeat unveils new Karakuri and new resources to use.
- Pack Hunter or Lone Wolf – WILD HEARTS‘s co-op and crossplay features allow you and up to two friends to hunt down Kemono together. Pack hunting enables you to expand your battle plans with more building capabilities and special missions. As a lone wolf, you can seamlessly join in and help other hunters in multiplayer mode through the Torri System, or you can take on the giant beasts on your own.
Gear Up to Hunt, Hunt to Gear Up – You can become the greatest hunter by gathering materials from each hunt and the environment, and craft unique sets of armor with different variations. With unique weapons to choose from, and tons of variations, there’s a combat style for everyone, each with different gameplay pace and attacks. You can craft gear with the material of defeated Kemono, further customizing it to suit your play style.
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