KOEI TECMO EUROPE revealed new information and additional features for Toukiden: Kiwami.
Kiwami’s new story starts three months after the conclusion of the original Toukiden with a deeper introduction into the hierarchy of the Slayer organization. Players are introduced to an elite slayer unit, “the Hundred Demon Corps” and their heroic Captain, Soma. Soma has made a name for himself during the wars of the Awakening and is now leading the Third Company to the Utakata Village to re-enforce their resistance against Oni coming from the north. His weapon of choice is an enormous spiked club and he wields it with such bravery and conviction that it has earned him the unwavering loyalty of his men.
With him travels Reki, a young slayer with an uncanny proficiency in the naginata. Reki was send from the Village of Shiranui to join the “Hundred Demon Corps” and has quickly proven herself composed, focused and cool in a fight.
The last of the new Slayer characters that join the roster in Toukiden: Kiwami is the sweet yet mysterious Horo; a girl with little memory of her past who suddenly appeared in Utakata and took up the fight against the Oni. Horo brings with her an exciting new weapon addition to the Toukiden armoury: an oversized rifle. Despite its size, the rifle is a weapon of great strength and accuracy and it provides a great long-ranged alternative to bows as it fires both rounds and grenades.
Apart from the new weapons and character additions, Toukiden: Kiwami also includes an increased number of Mitama (300 in total, up from 200 in the previous title). Mitama are the freed souls of fallen heroes who remain to assist the slayers in their fight. The souls can be equipped by the player and their powers can be upgraded up to 12 levels (two more than in the Age of Demons). Fully levelling up a Mitama gives access to extra boosts and powers that will help the player survive through the challenges of the treacherous hunts.
Toukiden: Kiwami will release for the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation Vita, which will be released across Europe on March 27th.
In honor of the game’s release date, trailers and images showcasing the game’s new characters, weapons and battle styles have been released.