EA and Koei Tecmo are partnering on a brand new title that they’re describing as “the subsequent nice searching recreation.” After I first learn that description, my ideas jumped to Large Buck Hunter, the arcade sequence of searching video games the place you shoot wild animals, however wanting on the idea artwork (above), mixed with who’s making it, I’m guessing this recreation will truly be rather more like Capcom’s widespread Monster Hunter sequence.
In a press release, EA and Koei Tecmo describe this new recreation as an authentic IP that “delivers a very AAA expertise based mostly in fantasy feudal Japan.” It is going to be developed by Koei Tecmo’s Omega Power, which is thought for the Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors “musou” motion video games. And an announcement from an EA exec Jeff Gamon says Omega Power is “merging their confirmed expertise for fight gameplay with surprising and revolutionary mechanics.”
These components, taken with the “searching recreation” description, counsel to me that the builders are most likely engaged on one thing with Monster Hunter-style gameplay, the place you staff up with different gamers to take down gigantic monsters. Large Buck Hunter, alternatively, is basically glorified goal observe. A spokesperson for EA didn’t instantly reply to a request for clarification, so if this does grow to be teasing a Japanese online game equal of Cabela’s, I’ll replace the publish to let .
Sadly, EA and Koei Tecmo didn’t share rather more concerning the recreation, so we don’t know when the sport will probably be launched or what platforms it is perhaps accessible on. Nevertheless, Gamon says that the sport will probably be launched “later this month,” so we might not have to attend an excessive amount of longer to be taught extra.