Take A Tour Of Toukiden’s Utakata Village

By Sato . April 19, 2013 . 12:36am

All great hunters need a place to rest when they’re not hunting giant dragons (or in this case, demons). Tecmo Koei have updated the official website of their historic hunting game, Toukiden, showing the many features around the game’s main base, Utakata Village.

 

The Mononofu headquarters is the area of Utakata Village you’ll be visiting the most. This is where the Mononofu will be accepting their quests to subjugate demons.

 

On the left is the instructional area, where the head of the group, known as Yamato, conducts his business with the Mononofu. He’ll be teaching young Mononofu the basics among many other things. On the right is the study area, where researchers are constantly looking for new info regarding demons and the underworld.

 

  

In the image above on the right is the home you’ll be staying in to rest after hard fought battles against demons. You’ll be able to change your equipment and take a look at a record of all your actions at home. There seems to be a fox-like creature who has grown a liking to the Mononofu hero, that stays there to look after things, as well.

 

 

Considering the entire world is being terrorized by demons, things aren’t as lively as they could be around here, but the people do their best to live their lives in the humble village of Utakata. The Blacksmith is in charge of crafting armor and weapons for the warriors. They can also upgrade any of your current gear too.

 

There’s also a jack-of-all-trades shop that can extract “demon ingredients” from weapons and armor. They seem to also deal with secret items that have mysteriously been obtained by the shop keeper.

 

Finally, above is a booth for a temple service that manages “Mitama”, a spiritual power that can be equipped on your weapons for hidden abilities. A mysterious shrine maiden will be in charge of helping the Mononofu here.

 

Toukiden is slated to be released on July 27th for PSP and PlayStation Vita.

 


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  • Adam Zaorski

    I saw the gameplay yesterday, now with the village screenshots before me it gives me a lot of confidence that the game will be at least good.

  • jeof96

    Who wants foxgirl?

  • ekibyougami

    ahhhhhh…. MH3P nostalgia *_*

    Hopefully they will fix the obvious framerate drop (found in the demo) when using several spells in such a short time (most especially when all 4 players use those Spirit-skill buffs/traps/enchantment) at the same time, causing the Oni/Ogre boss to go even slow-mo).
    AND HOPEFULLY this will have Infrastructure/Online multiplayer (so far only adhoc is confirmed)

    • hongisfire

      Agree, It feel like yukumo

  • XypherCode

    Looks great! A Japanese-esque MonHun. xD

  • LETS PRAY FOR LOCALIZATION

    Game looks great and i am looking forward to it.

  • Namuro

    I wonder if the fox can cook for you LOL.

    • xXDGFXx

      That’d be awesome. I loved the Felyne companions more than the Shakalakas. It was interesting to watch those guys cook for you.

  • tubers

    If people kept assuming SS is a clone of MH, they will surely have a field day with this one! xD

    I really appreciate how this game runs at native res.. the models look pretty good.. sometimes the game lags heavy tho.. hopefully they fix some of that.

  • eilegz

    hopefully very far from MH, we dont need a game without a plot, with dated mechanics and ps2 era graphics

    • BloodTorrent

      Monster Hunter doesn’t really have dated mechanics, it’s made the way it is intentionally. I agree on all other points though. Also, the loading between areas in MH could be a bit of a pain, i’ll accept that as dated. lol.

      • outlawauron

        I think being made that way intentionally is the very reason why you can criticize it as dated mechanics. The game is very pretty though.

        • BloodTorrent

          Unless a design choice negatively impacts the game you can’t really complain that it’s dated. Especially considering all the shitty mechanics you get in modern games. I’d honestly rather have something dated, despite the fact that Monster Hunter just isn’t.

    • hongisfire

      dated mechanic? LOL
      Tell me game with mechanic like MH

      • Rogerrmark

        People say MH mechanics are dated,yet play hack ‘n slashs that are Diablo I clones.Just don’t understand D:

        • Zal_Yagun

          One thing I hated in Ragnarok Odyssey was how the bosses were able to rotate on a dime at all times.

          Movement and turning in Monster hunter has a weighted feel to it so it has more emphasis on how you should move yourself and that you, plus monsters are actually moving themselves across a plane rather than sliding across with an half assed animation plastered on top.

          • Draparde

            I agree. alot of people seem to think Monster hunter should have the movement and attacking style of something like Devil may cry it seems. and because you can only roll out or move during certain attacks its dated. (or maybe for some other reason i haven’t heard yet)

            I hated fighting the wolfs in RO for the very reason you mentioned. If they wanted them to move that fast, at least put some animation indicating that they are actually that fast at turning around XD

  • AdachiTohru

    I love it !

  • King_DJD17

    Looks great, love the design hopefully we can get this in America and not only that but I hope it promotes online play.

  • noctis_nox

    I hope this one get localized. I am pretty sure, I will have a Vita by then.
    The Fox is so Kawaii.

    I also hope for more customization of your character.

  • Shariest

    That fox… Hnnngggg…
    They know my weakness!
    Edit! AND PLEASE COME TO WEST!

  • Sergio Briceño

    I still need confirmation on whether or not all playable characters have white hair.

    • http://www.staticshin.com/ Akshat Jiwan Sharma

      Lol I just noticed too.I bet the hair will be customizable though

    • Vash bane

      theres something behind that?

      • Sergio Briceño

        That’s what I’m trying to figure out.

    • Alexander Marquis Starkey

      I’m pretty sure the game will have actual customization options.

  • http://www.staticshin.com/ Akshat Jiwan Sharma

    That fox is looking at me seductively…

  • Erwin MadJelly

    June – Where all my $$$ are gonna be gone because 3 games are gonna release at that time!!!
    1.Toukiden (I have to import this one!! Damn It!!)
    2.Muramasa Rebirth
    3.Dragon’s Crown

  • HassanJamal

    Is this open world?

  • Prinny Dood

    ragnarok oddsey and monster hunter had babies named soul sacrifice and toukiden aww how cute :3

  • .:Raphællius:.

    Who is the king of utakata village?
    is it perhaps.. http://bit.ly/XPgZov

  • tubers

    Can’t blame them tho.. COD = FPS hahaha..

    Hunting = MH – with the recent success and popularity of MH franchise.. Did Phantasy Star Online 1 and 2 even sell at Monster Hunter levels in their home base?

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    While, i can agree that Monster Hunter series take many important elements from Phantasy Series from Sega(Like ability to play with for friends againts super big boss.)
    It is also not really the same considering Phantasy series is more on loot system.(Level and item drop from any kind of monster) Meanwhile, Mon Hun focus more on boss battle and “Desire Sensor” screwing the player lol.T_T
    In this case, this game indeed had sooo much similiarities with Mon Hun. I hoped that this game is going to be able to keep improve here as i really like how they make the boss battle looks interesting.^_^

  • Draparde

    While Monster hunter was inspired by PSO, it doesn’t mean SS and the others have also taken insperation from PSO…as they share much more in common with MH than PSO.

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