A Historical Demon Hunting Game From The Makers Of Dynasty Warriors

By Sato . February 5, 2013 . 3:04pm

According to TaleTaleSource reports, the latest Famitsu issue gives us a look at Toukiden, made by Dynasty Warriors developer Omega Force. The game was actually revealed last year. Here’s the teaser from Jump Festa.



Toukiden is a historical hunting game where you play as a warrior named Mononofu, who is out to take on demons.


Mononofu’s goal is to purify the demons he encounters. Doing so will likely be a tough task, as it’ll be required to aim for specific body parts such as their arms and legs, in order to defeat them. Could it mean we’ll be seeing some extra large demons on the hunt?


Up to four players can join forces on the expedition to rid the world of demons. Vita and PSP cross-play option available will also be a possibility.


Toukiden is slated for release in 2013 on PlayStation Vita and PSP.

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  • Ooh keeping my eye on this.

  • Suicunesol

    “extra large demons on the hunt”

    Are you implying Shin Sangoku Musou x Monster Hunter kind of game?

  • Tre W

    Sounds like Koei’s next answer to MonHun, after Multi-Raid/Strikeforce. But hey, I won’t have a problem at all, if it turns out to actually be fun.

    Also have to give props to the notion that it doesn’t seem to have Zhao Yun and friends again.

    • Ooh Bee

      Hopefully Zhao Yun is still on the cover though!

  • Japan is getting their monster hunter fix with this and soul sacrifice so I don’t see why sales should not increase. We in the US should be getting our fix for First Person shooters in September with Killzone. The stage is set.

    • Are you being serious?

      • Why? Hunting action games are popular, no where in the post does imply it would overtake MH, just that there would a stable of such games on Vita for all to enjoy.

        • Hunting games are popular, yes, but that doesn’t mean that they’re going to result in any kind of meaningful sales increase. Only Monster Hunter is capable of that, and to a much lesser, more short-term extent, God Eater.

  • RaikageV

    Looks cool. :)

  • Hm. An Omega Force game, which could possibly mean an English release. On the other hand, it’s on PSP and PSV. Hard to say.

    • Tre W

      At worst, I’d like to think this could get a PSN release. Even the EDF2017 Vita port got that much. Plus, Sony themselves are supposedly helping Koei with pushing this game.

      • TheExile285

        I hope publishers are getting a good return on DD only games. I recall there being a firestorm with EDF2017 Vita release. I prefer hard copy myself but i alsothink a localized DD game is better than an unlocalized $70 hard copy import. Man I hope we get God Eater 2 too….

        • landlock

          There is no way EDF2017 sold well at £34.99 that’s a crazy price.

          • TheExile285

            I don’t know anything about EU prices, but here in NA it was $40 which is the standard price for a new Vita or 3DS game

    • veruses

      Dynast Warriors Next, Dead or Alive 5 Plus, Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus & Sigma 2 Plus on the Vita says hi. So yeah, it’s coming over on the Vita both physical and DD. Guaranteed.

    • Solomon_Kano

      Tecmo Koei has published every Vita game they’ve got in the US, outside of the Atelier ports. I don’t doubt that we’d see this. On Vita, that is. PSP is a no.

      They’ve even published some of the more unexpected stuff on the PS3 side. I mean, we got both Fist of the North Star games, after all. Trinity Souls of Zill O’ll, too. I think this one’s a pretty safe bet.

      • Yeah, it’s the “PSP” tag tagging along that made it look a bit uncertain to me. In any case, a different style other than the Musou formula from Omega Force should be interesting.

        • Solomon_Kano

          Assuming it’ll be different. I won’t be convinced until we see some gameplay. As it stands right now, I’m hearing “DW with monsters instead of faceless Ancient Chinese fodder” lol. I hope we do see something different out of them, but I guess that’d be fine too.

  • Visa Vang

    Ohhhhhh~ He’s pretty like Ranmaru. The settings kinda reminds me of Onimusha.

    • 07thCrow

      This made me lol. I’m so glad I’m not the only one who thought of Ranmaru when I saw this guy.

  • TatsuyaKyo

    Here comes a new challenger!

    I wonder, will this game be popular enough to stand on the same ground as God Eater and MonHun? Only time will tell…

  • CirnoTheStrongest

    There better be character customization. There’s no point in having 4 players, if you’re all the same person >_<

  • Solomon_Kano

    Is Mononofu a specific characters name or a group name? I read elsewhere that we’ll be playing as “soldiers called ‘Mononofu'”, so I was wondering which is the case.

    Anywho, I’m excited to see what comes of this. Will it be Dynasty Warriors with big monsters for enemies or will Omega Force do something different here? I’d be interested in either one.

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    This game do look interesting but i really hope it won’t end up being vaporware again like Ni-oh here.T_T

    • Solomon_Kano

      But wait! They said that Team Ninja took over Ni-Oh! Sure, we haven’t heard anything since then, but let’s assume Team Ninja was focusing on NG3. Maybe we’ll see Ni-Oh this year? I hope so, at least. It looked cool.

      • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

        Indeed but actually Ni-Oh! is more or less on vaporware condition as ti had been announced like what 4 years ago? And we have no more news on that game like? Just recently?

        • Solomon_Kano

          True. Still, we had a similar situation with Rising over at Konami. It was announced by Kojima then things got quiet while Platinum took over. That looks like the case here. I don’t remember how long its been since Team Ninja took over, but having a new team practically makes it a new project.

          The original Ni-Oh is definitely vaporware, but I think we should give Team Ninja til TGS before we call their Ni-Oh vaporware. But really that’s just me hoping it’s still alive lol.

  • Sylveria

    We’re certainly seeing quite the surge of “hunting large monster” IPs this year.

  • Pyrofrost

    Why do people see the word “hunting” and automatically assume it’s something like Monster Hunter?

    • Because it’s obvious that when a Japanese developer announces a cooperative 4-player portable game, they’re targeting people who like Monster Hunter and might be interested in something similar but different.

      • Pyrofrost

        I see what you’re saying, but I wouldn’t think it’s completely obvious. There are other multi-player portable games out there that are nothing like Monster Hunter. I’m just reserving my judgement till we see some gameplay in action.

        • It isn’t so much about the differences that set these games apart from Monster Hunter; it’s more about the intent.

          For example, the very first MH copycat was God Eater. Namco made no secret of the fact that they were going for the Monster Hunter market, and at the same time also tried to set their game apart by putting more of an emphasis on story and less on customization. Differences will always exist.

          The main reason for the MH-connection is because you can very easily imagine the kinds of conversations that take place behind-the-scenes when these projects are greenlit. It’s rather obvious that many producers or senior management look at the success of Monster Hunter and want to share piece of that market, even if it’s a very tiny piece.

          It’s like how most shooters in the west aspire to be Call of Duty. Are there differences? Yes. But ultimately, they’re all trying to take a piece of the CoD market and make no secret of that fact.

  • 07thCrow

    Ranmaru has taken over this game

  • Brion Valkerion

    This is what? the 14th Monster Hunter rip off?

  • CirnoTheStrongest

    Male/Female character choice confirmed. Ranmaru-look alike confirmed to be NPC.

  • Now wondering if this is going to be localize. :

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