Today Koei Tecmo released the first direct feed screenshots and a trailer of the upcoming Berserk (named Berserk Musou in Japan), that will release locally on September 23rd for PS4, PS3 and PS Vita and worldwide at a later date, losing the PS3 version and gaining one on Steam.
You can check them all out below, alongside the Japanese box art for PS4 and PS Vita. Incidentally, there is no PS3 box art because the release on Sony’s older console will be digital only. Pre-orders have been made available in Japan starting today.
The game will span from the Golden Age arc to the Hawk of the Millennium Empire arc. It will feature a variety of characters, each with their own abilities and skills, while voice actors will be the same starring in the upcoming anime airing in Japan in July.
Interestingly, Berserk will include interactions among members of the Band of The Hawk that aren’t included in the anime, creating a deep and partly untold story, presented by utilizing “enormous visual resources.”
We also learn that the first print bonus will be a download code to download a costume for Casca reproducing the popular bathing scene from the maga, which you can also see in the gallery. Other retailer-specific bonuses will include two different costumes for Schierke, a “White Swordsman” costume for Guts and a “Golden Hawk” one for Griffith.
Incidentally (since many have been wondering) Producer Hisashi Koinuma mentioned in an interview on the Japanese site Gamer that Koei Tecmo is aiming for a CERO “D” rating, which is roughly equivalent to a “Mature” ESRB rating. The reason for the choice is that releasing CERO Z (18+) games is against the company’s policies.
Update: The English trailer was also released. You can find it below alongside the Japanese one. Unfortunately the western release indication remains “coming soon,” with no further information.