Toukiden 2 is the third main installment of the Toukiden series. Omega Force, the game’s developer, first announced the game back in 2015 at the SCEJA Press Conference. Omega Force has made the game available for PS4, PS Vita, and PC. It will launch on March 21 in North America and on March 24 in Europe.
Toukiden 2 happens after two years from Toukiden: The Age of Demons. Demons have taken over Nakatsu Kuni or Japan in its ancient times during the Meiji period existing between heaven and hell. The Slayers will fight off the demons amidst the dark secrets and threats towards the middle country. Players will take hold of a Slayer who is the protagonist in the game.
Koei Tecmo, the game’s publisher, elaborates that Toukiden 2 takes place in an event called the Awakening. This involves the Slayers doing their best to defend Yokohama against Oni, the demons. During the battle, another demon emerged from a portal which sucked in the protagonist Slayer. Ten years later and having no more memory of the past, the Slayer wakes up in Mahoroba Village. The Slayer will be joined by Hakase (a professor wanting to learn the world), Tokitsugu (a Machina with a human soul), Gwen (a young British Slayer), Benizuki (the strongest Slayer in town), and Homura (an ex-thief turned Slayer).
Hakase invented the Demon Hand which creates a physical manifestation of the Slayers’ thoughts. With this, Slayers can grab onto enemies and throw themselves into the air to attack from above, slamming Oni into the ground. It can also annihilate obstacles with the Oni Smash and helps players reach inaccessible ledges with the Oni Grapple. It also helps players explore the landscape of the Otherworld.
Machinas, who are robotic companions, also improve weapons and armors by demanding that the Machina explore the Otherworld. By upgrading Machina, they can bring back rare and high-quality equipment to create more at the Blacksmith. Moreover, Tenko companions can be taken care of and once the bond between a Slayer and a Tenko is established, the latter will accompany the former on all its journeys.
Toukiden 2 is now available for pre-order. This goes with a Tenko Costume armor, which dresses Slayers as fluffy companions. Also included are the Sanada Masayuki, Sanada Noboyuki, Sarutobi Sasuke, and Chiku Rin In Miitama, which strengthen the skills, capacities and abilities of the players. The game with additional items can be bought from Amazon, Best Buy, EB Canada, or GameStop for the North American release.