Free-to-Play Version of Toukiden 2 Launches on May 30 for PS4 & PS Vita

Koei Tecmo has announced that Toukiden 2: Free Alliances Version, a free-to-play version of Toukiden 2, is releasing on May 30 in North America and May 31 in Europe for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.

Letting you fight alongside owners of the full version of Toukiden 2, the Free Alliances Version gives each mission a Stamina Cost and each player starts with a Stamina Level of 3. Each unit of Stamina takes eight real-time hours to replenish, or you can buy Gems through the PlayStation Store (price TBA) to recover Stamina. Additionally, Gems can be used to increase the Stamina Level to a maximum of 8.

If you decide to purchase the full version of Toukiden 2 after playing the Free Alliances Version, you can import your Save Data.

Here’s what Koei Tecmo says about Toukiden 2: Free Alliances Version:

To help repel the cataclysmic forces of demons known as Oni, players of Toukiden 2: Free Alliances Version are able to take on Group Missions offered at the Command Center. There, players will visit various Ages to slay the monstrous beasts with up to four other companions from across the globe. For players of the Free Alliances Version of Toukiden 2, each mission has a Stamina Cost associated, and before venturing out into the Ages the player must ensure they have the appropriate amount of Stamina required to participate.

Stamina is a key part of Toukiden 2: Free Alliances Version, as it allows players to explore and carry out missions in the surrounding areas of Maharoba Village. Each player starts with a Stamina Level of 3, and each unit of Stamina requires eight real-time hours to replenish. To dive straight back into the action without the wait, players can spend Gems purchasable at the Slayer’s Headquarters (via the PlayStation Store). Not only can Gems recover Stamina to its maximum value, but they can also be used to increase the Stamina Level to a maximum of 8. Further upgrades are also possible to the Equipment and Material Chests which allow for an abundance of items to be stored, as well as the ability to draw Mitama Tickets. These tickets are used to obtain the souls of fallen heroes which provide new combat possibilities when applied to armor and weaponry.

Players can also get a taste of the full title’s gripping narrative in Toukiden 2: Free Alliances Version by playing through the first chapter of the main campaign. Slayers who purchase the full version of Toukiden 2 are able to import their Save Data from the Free Alliances Version, allowing them to continue their adventures and experience the complete tale of the Awakening and humanity’s subsequent struggle for survival.

We reviewed Toukiden 2 in March and said, “Toukiden 2 is a huge step up from its predecessor, and is a smart evolution of the gameplay that Monster Hunter fans have come to know.”

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