Toukiden 2, the latest entry in a Monster Hunter-style action-RPG series that requires players to team up and work either with virtual or actual people to defeat an array of massive enemies, is launching today. To celebrate and generate hype, Koei Tecmo has released a cinematic launch trailer that lets people see the opening movie in its entirety. It also allows a more stylish look at some of the new characters who will join players’ Slayers on their journey.
The Toukiden 2 launch trailer begins with the Professor, the woman who finds and takes in your displaced Slayer, her assistant Tokitsugu, and Gwen looking out over a desert from the crow’s nest of a displaced boat. They eventually see the player character Slayer walking along, trailed by some sort of Oni. It’s then that an attack begins. In addition to Gwen hopping down to join the fray, fellow Slayers Benizuki and Homura appear to aid in the fight. While it isn’t an accurate depicture of how a real in-game fight goes, it does convey the same sense of camaraderie and urgency. It also gives you a look at people who will almost all join your party within about the first hour, as the Professor and Tokitsugu are the first characters you’ll meet and Benizuki and Homura are almost immediately at your side for your first missions.
Toukiden 2 is now available for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and PC.