Toukiden Kiwami PS4 & PS Vita Release Date in the West Announced

Packed with “double the size and content” of Toukiden: The Age of Demons for PlayStation Vita, Koei Tecmo announced today that Toukiden Kiwami is coming to the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita on March 27 in Europe and March 31 in North America. It will be a retail and digital title, with cross-save and cross-play between the two versions included as well.

Here’s what you can expect in Kiwami:

New Slayers

Toukiden: Kiwami features both the original Toukiden: The Age of Demons story and a brand new story of roughly the same size, following the original. The truth will finally be revealed about the origins of the Slayers and the mysterious “Council of Elders.”

All your favorite characters from the first title return, such as Ōka, Hayatori, and the other characters from Utakata Village, while new characters such as Reki, Sōma, and Horō, make their first appearance, revealing additional depths to the story.

New Moves Based on Co-Operation

One of the most popular features of Toukiden was the cooperative multiplayer mode; it allowed up to four players to join forces in the war against the Oni. This title strengthens the cooperative element further, with the introduction of a new and more powerful move than the “Destroyer” that can only be executed in cooperation with your human or NPC allies.

NPC AI has been improved for Toukiden: Kiwami, allowing you to work with smarter and more realistic allies than ever before in the war against the Oni!

New Mission Types

For those Slayers that think fighting just one Oni isn’t enough, a range of new special mission types have been added. Certain Mitama and other rewards can only be acquired in these missions.

Together with the collection of special materials that can only be acquired from new Oni and which can be used to create new weapons and armor, there is a host of new features in the game.

New Weapons, Newly Discovered Oni, New Mitama

A wide variety of new features have been added, from more difficult mission types to new weapon types such as the “naginata,” and new battle styles. A wide variety of terrifying and deadly new Oni also appear, including the mysterious Oni of the north, Snowflame, doubling the number of Oni from the original title.

In addition, the existing Oni have been strengthened with new moves, creating incredible tension on the field of battle.

New Story

Kiwami takes place three months after the battle to prevent another Awakening. The village of Utakata enjoys an uneasy peace. However, that peace is suddenly rendered asunder. Hitherto unknown Oni appear from the north, ripping the defenses of the Midlands to shreds.

If you have any save data from Toukiden: The Age of Demons, your weapons, armor, Mitama, and progress levels can be carried across to Toukiden: Kiwami.

For those of you wondering, “Yes. The content of Toukiden: The Age of Demons is included in Toukiden: Kiwami (and the content of Kiwami is the same size as The Age of Demons) so they’re all in this one package.”

[Source: US PS Blog, EU PS Blog]