Just like at one point every developer needed their own battle royale game, the trend now seems to be everyone wanting their own take on Monster Hunter. Step forward Wild Hearts from EA and KOEI TECMO, those responsible for Dynasty Warriors, Ninja Gaiden and FATAL FRAME: Maiden of Black Water to name but a few. And best of all, Wild Hearts is out today on Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5 and PC.
Travel to the land of Azuma, based on a feudal Japan to learn about the Kemono. These larger than life monsters have started causing chaos and destruction to Azuma, seemingly infused by nature itself, and you are the only person who can stop them. Armed with ancient Karakuri technology, you can alter the landscape as you see fit to give you the upper hand in these ferocious battles.
Hunting monsters is always more fun with friends and Wild Hearts knows that, allowing you and two others to team up together to take down these beasts. Share your hard-earned loot together to create bigger and better weapons and armour.
Wild Hearts is on the Xbox Store now priced at £69.99 for the Standard Edition. If you want a little something extra, the Wild Hearts Karakuri Edition is also available for £89.99. This contains the Karakuri Upgrade which comes with the following:
- 2 x full cosmetic armor sets (Karakuri Samurai + Karakuri Ninja)
- Decorative Tsukumo Lantern
- 3 x Emotes (Fighting Spirit, Grovel, Conch)
The Karakuri Upgrade is also available separately for £20. Don’t forget as well, if you are an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscriber with access to EA Play, you get a 10% discount on all these here.
Our review of Wild Hearts will be coming soon. For now, let us know in the comments if this will tempt you away from Monster Hunter Rise.
WILD HEARTS™ is a unique twist on the hunting genre where technology gives you a fighting chance against fearsome beasts infused with the ferocious power of nature itself. Take on these creatures alone or hunt with friends in seamless co-op. No one remembers why the Kemono began their rampage through a once prosperous Azuma. Fueled by desperation, they wield the power of primal nature at its most destructive. For a while, it seemed that none could stand against their overwhelming might. But hope arrives in the form of a formidable hunter, armed with deadly weapons and ancient technology called Karakuri that could turn the tide of battle. HUNT GIANT NATURE-INFUSED BEASTS Survive their attacks, learn from their behaviors, and use your Karakuri and your weapons in combination to cut these creatures down to size. CRAFT YOUR HUNTING GROUNDS You are the only one in Azuma able to wield the Karakuri technology. This ancient tech enables you to adapt your environment into creative hunting grounds ideal for taking down the giant Kemono. HUNT IN A PACK, OR BE A LONE WOLF In WILD HEARTS™ you can face the Kemono alone or unite with up to two friends (or fellow players) to stalk and hunt your prey. GEAR UP TO HUNT, HUNT TO GEAR UP The more you hunt, the more you progress. Create your character, then gather materials from each hunt and build an array of armor and weapons to bring down even bigger beasts. EXPLORE A FANTASY FEUDAL JAPAN Experience four season-based hunting grounds – each region with its own beautiful landscapes and dangers. Developed for this generation of platforms by Omega Force, the Japanese studio behind the DYNASTY WARRIORS franchise, WILD HEARTS™ takes you on an epic adventure set in a fantasy world inspired by feudal Japan. Conditions & restrictions apply. See ea.com/wild-hearts/wild-hearts/disclaimers for details. ©KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD. All rights reserved.