Koei Tecmo released new gameplay details, videos and announced pre-order bonuses for Berserk and the Band of the Hawk today.
Focusing on the game’s combat styles and variety, the publisher wrote in a press release that the series’ protagonist, Guts, will come with an “impressive array of powerful weapons” to choose from, with each of them impacting the game’s pace.
For example, utilizing his massive Dragonslayer Great Sword allows for devastating attacks, and players will subsequently feel the weight of the weapon throughout battle. Similarly, players can enjoy customized playstyles tailored to the other playable characters, like Griffith’s rapid sword attacks and Schierke’s magical powers.
Attacks will become more ferocious as a fight continues, making room for a variety of moves such as smashing monsters against walls or slashing them in two. However, the giant demonic monsters are a more powerful foe, which will require players to re-think their battle strategies.
You can check out the new gameplay videos below.
Last but not least, those who pre-order the game from Amazon, Best Buy, EB Games, and GameStop will be get six costumes as bonus DLC. These include:
White Swordsman and Golden Swordsman costumes for Guts, allowing him to switch out his famous Black Swordsman costume for a fresh look, the Golden Hawk and Black Hawk costumes for Griffith, replacing his bright white outfit for darker shades, and the Pirate and Blue Stripe costumes for Schierke, switching her dark robes for a more cheerful design.
Berserk and the Band of the Hawk releases on February 21, 2017 in North America for the PlayStation 4, PS Vita and PC.