Of those things whose existence we did not know until a few hours ago and without which, however, now we will no longer be able to live. That’s how you could define Wild Hearts, a strange new collaboration between Electronic Arts (EA) and Koei Tecmo that aspires to become Capcom’s biggest rival and its Monster Hunter.
In a first and spectacular trailer (above these lines), the project reveals to us some of its characteristics, from its fascinating universe and setting (colorful, historical and of enormous size) to the importance of the craftsmanship and the creation of tools (delta wings, crossbows, etc.), including cooperative for 3 people. Wild Hearts has been in development for over 4 years, it will air again on October 5 and go on sale on February 17, 2023 on PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.
Wild Hearts is defined as “an epic adventure set in a fantasy world inspired by feudal Japan which takes the hunting genre to the next level by blending Koei Tecmo’s talent for gameplay and combat with unexpected and innovative mechanics.” The developer is above all known for the Dynasty Warriors saga and its hegemony in the musou genre, where even Nintendo has entrusted series of the caliber of The Legend of Zelda and Fire Emblem. With EA, it seems the freedom relationship will be similar: “The Electronic Arts team accepted our creative independence and offered us support for development and publication.”
the saga Monster Hunter has sold nearly 80 million units among all its deliveries and EA will have its eyes on its piece of the cake, especially now that the days of For Honor seem to be over and the company is looking for a successor in the field of third person multiplayer action. We’ll see what news he keeps telling us about Wild Hearts in the months to come.