Koei Tecmo released some new screenshots for their coming Berserk and the Band of the Hawk, coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and PC in North America on February 21 and in Europe on February 24.
The screenshots show off the Endless Eclipse Mode that will be available to players. In this mode players will go up against an endless swarm of enemies and in the Eclipse dimension. This mode isn’t apart of the main story, but it could offer a break from the campaign to test the player’s combat skills. Furthermore, after facing the more powerful enemies and succeeding, players will be granted access to stronger weapons that they can then use in the main story.
Additionally, the publisher details sub-weapons:
Berserk and the Band of the Hawk also features exciting new battle mechanics and sub-weapons to diversify combat and provide greater immersion into the dark fantasy universe. Alongside his or her weapon of choice, each character wields a potent sub-weapon offering unique abilities and effects, allowing players to gain the upper hand in tight situations. However, the extra boost of power comes at a price – unlike standard weaponry, sub-weapons become temporarily unavailable after use.
For example, alongside his Dragonslayer, Guts wields a crossbow and an artificial arm cannon allowing for quick-fire or explosive long-range attacks which clear all enemies in sight, whereas the fearsome apostle Zodd can perform brutal rush attacks to clear enemies from his path. Meanwhile the young witch, Schierke, has the ability to cast powerful spells and deal great damage to enemies while afar, as well as summon companions to aid her in combat, making the magic conjurer a useful companion on the battlefield.
You can check out the screenshots below as well as a trailer showing off Schierke: