Toukiden Tidbits Reveal Weapons And Battle Styles For Tecmo Koei’s Oni Hunting Game

By Spencer . March 20, 2013 . 12:58am

imageTecmo Koei and Dynasty Warriors developer Omega Force are developing a cross platform hunting game for PSP and PlayStation Vita. In Toukiden you play as a warrior that takes down Oni.


Famitsu explains Mononofu, the player character, gets to choose different weapons. Pick the long sword and your warrior will have a slashing attack. The bow gives you a piercing attack, gloves deal crushing blows, and the kusarigama (sickle and chain weapon) has a slicing and crushing attack.


Players can call on Mitaya (spirits) that hold different fighting styles.


Minamoto no Yorimitsu (Attack)

Hijikata Toshizo (Defense)

Nohime (Stealth)

Sei Shonagon (Healing)


Toukiden also has special abilities like the Eye of the Oni, which lets you see weaknesses and conceled objects on the field. You also have an "Oni Vow" which is like a super special attack.

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  • I want to like this game I really do, but because it’s from Omega Force I need a trailer first

    • noctis_nox

      There is a trailer already.

      • That trailer was a teaser trailer

        • noctis_nox

          Uhm.. There is already a gameplay trailer. It was shown in VIta conference in Japan, Look it up.

  • XypherCode

    A hunting game from Omega Force? This I gotta see. Seems interesting.

    • ShadowDivz

      You know what i really wanna see in the game?
      Hint: It has 9 tails.

  • AdachiTohru

    That seems interesting, the gameplay seems involving teamplay

  • “Eye of the Oni” and “Oni Vow” special abilities:
    Wouldn’t that imply that the Mononofu are originally Oni (demons) as well?

    At any rate, I’m still looking forward to how this turns out.

    • Solomon_Kano

      Or at least that they have some way to weaponize the demons’ own abilities against them.

      • Whoa, didn’t think of it that way… That sounds cool in its own way.

        I have this image of assimilating enemy skills now, like in Brave Fencer Musashi.

        • Solomon_Kano

          That would be so great.

          I wish SE would do a new Musashi. Or put the first two on PSN. I loved those games.

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    It seems Omega Force try to make this game different from other hunting style games by adding several feature here.

    Well, i am liking it currently especially when i am a huge fan of hunting style game. Mon Hun, God Eater, Lord of Vermillion, Frontier Gate and now this.^_^
    Hope the genre will keep growing strong here.

    • Don’t forget Soul Sacrifice. And yeah, it does seem like Omega Force is trying to make themselves different. Much like they did with Trinity.

      • Tre W

        Or moreover, like they did with Multi-Raid/Strikeforce.

        Considering Multi-Raid was perhaps the one “hunting” style PSP game I really ended up liking, that’s all the more reason why I’m keeping an eye on this one. It also helps that Kenichi Ogasawara and the Multi-Raid team are behind this one, as well.

  • gustave154

    I’m down for this

  • riceisnice

    As if throwing beans at them wasn’t enough? Now you terrorize those poor onis with their horns and afros and loincloth underwear!

  • tubers

    “Eye of the Oni” = Minds Eye in Soul Sacrifice

    Guess it’s a clever way for hiding bg objects due to technical limitations xD

  • Abyan Haidar

    Looks like I’m going to take the path of manliness (Glove)

  • Hijikata Toshizo – demon vice chief of Shinsengumi to be defense character?

    Sei Shonagon is an artist, the healing class might suit her.

  • Solomon_Kano

    I’m still kinda shocked by just how good this looks. The character models from the screens were impressively detailed. Omega Force is definitely working hard here.

  • Fango

    looks very similar to soul sacrifice

    • ShadowDivz

      Not really, they are just in the same genre dude.
      While, i might get this if the gameplay is solid. Soul Sacrifice will always hold a special place in my heart.

  • Testsubject909

    Hmm… gonna need a trailer.

  • Draparde

    count me in!

    i’ve been wanting to punch things in the face in one of these hunting games for awhile lol.

    but i wonder if you’ll be able to customize your characters appearance considering its supposed to be a multiplayer hunting game 4 people running around looking the exact same (sans weapons/spirits) will be a negative for me :x

  • Olajuwon Jenkins

    Is that a Dude? Kind of hard to tell?

    • Ixbran

      yes, because all fictional video-game characters who wield giant swords and kill monsters must all be male.

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