Koei Tecmo announced today that Toukiden 2 will be available on March 21 in North America and March 24 in Europe for PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and PC. Following the announcement, Koei Tecmo clarified that both the PS4 and PS Vita versions will be available physically and digitally.
Pre-ordering Toukiden 2 through Amazon, Best Buy, EB Games Canada, or GameStop in North America gets you the Tenko Costume armor, allowing Slayers to dress up as their fluffy companions, as well as the Sanada Masayuki, Sanada Noboyuki, Sarutobi Sasuke, and Chiku Rin In Mitama to improve skills and abilities. Pre-order bonuses for Europe weren’t revealed today.
Here’s the description for Toukiden 2:
During an event known as the Awakening, when Oni ravaged the world and left it in ruins, a group of Slayers – defenders of mankind – set out to defend the city of Yokohama and drive back an attacking force of Oni. In the midst of their fierce battle, a giant demon emerged, and opened a portal that swallowed a lone Slayer. Ten years later, and with no memory of the past, that Slayer awakens in Mahoroba Village. Toukiden 2 puts players into the boots of this mysterious Slayer, who is accompanied by a unique cast of compelling characters: Hakase, a professor keen to learn the truth of the world,Tokitsugu, a Machina imbued with a human soul, Gwen, a young British Slayer and master of sword and shield, Benizuki, a kind-hearted fellow considered to be the strongest Slayer in town, and Homura, an ex-thief turned Slayer who wields a chain whip.
The ever-inventive Professor has constructed a unique device for Slayers which creates a physical manifestation of their thoughts: the Demon Hand. Using this strange apparatus, players can grab onto foes and throw themselves into the air to land blows from above, as well as execute evasive attacks to slam Oni into the ground. Not only is the Demon Hand useful in combat and it also aids in exploration of the game’s vast open landscape, the Otherworld. Areas may be blocked off or out of reach, but using an Oni Smash with the Demon Hand, players can destroy obstacles without ever leaving a trace, and otherwise inaccessible ledges are easily reached with an Oni Grapple.
To find materials to improve your weapons and armor in Toukiden 2, you can send the robotic Machina out to explore the Otherworld. Additionally, Tenko companions are back in Toukiden 2 and, once saved from peril while exploring the Otherworld, can eventually join you after being properly cared for.
Toukiden 2 was also released in Japan for PlayStation 3, but it doesn’t look like the PS3 version is coming West.
You can read our review of Toukiden: Kiwami over here.