KOEI Tecmo has released some new screenshots for Toukiden 2, showcasing some of the demons that players will slaughter in this new upcoming action RPG.
Toukiden 2 will offer a multitude of diverse weapons to suit any combat style, including swords, spears, knives, gauntlets, chain-sickles (kusarigama), bows, clubs, polearms, and rifles.
Additionally, two series-first weapon types make their debut in Toukiden 2: the Sword & Shield, a combination offering a solid blend of offence and defence, and the Chain Whip, which allows for fast-paced manoeuvers that can quickly tear apart Oni flesh. Each armament can be used for light and heavy attacks alike, and each offers special abilities that can be combined with the versatile Demon Hand to balance the scales of power when battling Oni.
Weapons can be personalised and enhanced with the assistance of the freed souls of fallen heroes, known as Mitama. Defeating larger foes will free Mitama from their Oni captors, and can then be used to empower the player’s weapon, armor, or the Demon Hand with boosts in Attack, Defence, Speed, Healing, and Control.
New to the Toukiden series, the element of Control specialises in summoning Oni to fight for the player. Once summoned, subservient Oni will attack incoming foes as well as act as a decoy to help escape an enemy’s grasp. However, only three Mitama can be equipped at a time, so choosing the best combination during pre-battle preparation offers an important tactical edge.
Toukiden 2 is coming to the PC on March 24th, so here is hoping that it will be better optimized than BERSERK and the Band of the Hawk.