The official YouTube account for Wild Hearts has uploaded a video showcasing over seven minutes of gameplay. It focuses on the hunt for Kingtusk, which is a large and aggressive boar-like Kemono. Plenty of karakuri appear in the video to give a feel for how players can use them to move around the map and take down enemies.
You can watch the gameplay video here:
Though the protagonist initially fails to take down the Kingtusk, working together with another player turns things around. Comments on the video are mostly positive, with many praising the karakuri and the fact that a game other than Monster Hunter is breaking into the…monster hunting genre.
Wild Hearts is a monster hunting game that players can tackle either alone or in co-op. It is a collaborative effort between EA and Koei Tecmo. In Wild Hearts, you hunt Kemono, which make the land of Azuma a dangerous place to live in for humans. Players can use the ‘Seed of Invention’ to construct weapons and tools on the fly. The trailer showed off how you could build small items such as swords, or large items such as catapults.
Wild Hearts will come out for the PS5, Xbox Series X, and Windows PC on February 17, 2023.