Sony’s New Hunting Game Smartphone App Helps You Make New Buddies

By Sato . April 4, 2014 . 2:02pm

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The PlayStation Vita now has a handful of hunting games with titles such as Toukiden, God Eater 2, Soul Sacrifice. With even more on the way, it might be difficult to keep track of or team up with your hunter buddies. To address this, Sony have introduced Kyoutou Guild (Joint Struggle) app for smartphone, that lets you do just that.

 

 

As we all know, hunting games are always more and rewarding to play with others. Sony’s new Kyoutou Guild app is meant to help you communicate with others and make new buddies to take on tough foes with. This app is also compatible with social media networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Line.

 

Here’s how it works:

 

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After registering your account, you’ll be completing your profile by adding all the hunting games you’ve been playing. Your profile will also include your badges, titles, and player IDs.

 

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Once you have your account ready to go, you can start using the app by starting a “Kyoutou Ticket”. This is done by selecting a title you want to play, with options such as “let’s defeat this enemy” or “I’d like to clear this mission”.

 

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Other people who’ve been playing the game can check all the tickets out and join any mission they’d like. Participants aren’t limited to your friends on Kyoutou Guild , but anyone who has the game may see it and send you a friend request to join.

 

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The app also has a “voice stamp” feature, where you can press certain phrases before, during, and after the hunt. This can also be used as a useful communication tool while taking out monsters.

 

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When all is said and done, you’ll be able to show off your end results and who you played with through social media networks.

 

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Depending on how often and well you play your favorite games, you’ll be awarded different badges for each game that come with various ranks. This can be used for bragging rights and also a way to gauge other players on their respective games.

 

The Kyoutou Guild app is currently available for Android devices, with an iOS version expected to be released later this month.


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  • JustThisOne

    Hey, this is pretty useful. It’s a good way to keep communities lasting longer. If only it’d catch.

  • れいか

    This is a very good idea… I wonder if it’s exclusive to Japan.

    • Histirea

      It is, at least for now. I checked the Play Store and it’s not available for my country (US).

      You could probably sideload it if you had a JP SEN account.

      • れいか

        Thanks for responding… :) I hope this comes overseas or something similar. It’d be easier to contact people than just being randomly match up with random people who you will never get to play ever again.

        EDIT** Oh, it’s also a Vita app according to the trailer.

        • Afrit

          yeah, you’re right, it’s coming to the vita.

          I skimmed through the article and I didn’t see that got mentioned.

          • れいか

            Yep, it wasn’t mentioned anywhere in the article.. :)

  • Steven Hunt

    Wait, if these are considered hunting games, then what are Deer Hunter and Cabela’s?

    • JustThisOne

      Game Hunting Games? :V

      • Zero_Destiny

        These are Japanese Hunting Games or JHG, those are Western Hunting Games or WHJ, but everyone will mostly just call them HG. It’s simple really! :P

        /BeingTotallySarcasticAndSillyPleaseDon’tTakeSeriously

  • ZnTxn

    I actually like this, hope this is released in other regions.

  • nonscpo

    This is a brilliant idea, too bad there wasn’t western announcement.

  • neogeno

    Not bad. So its kind of like a Meta Lobby for all Vita hunting games?

    • TheExile285

      Yeah but not just hunting games since Gundam Breaker is included.

  • Kaien

    Dat commercial, wow, much feels&grins!

    • Argama

      It felt like all of them came straight from an Anime~ xD

  • Pandakids09 .

    We needed this

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