EA and KOEI TECMO have announced the release date for the new triple-A hunting game Wild Hearts. The title will be released on February 17, 2023 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X | S and PC via Origin, Steam and Epic Game Store. 

With the announcement, it is also clear: Wild Hearts will no longer be implemented for the last-gen consoles Playstation 4 and Xbox One. This in turn suggests that the developers will also exploit the power of modern gaming systems. So fans of fantasy hunting games like Monster Hunter need to retool or upgrade. However, this could actually prove to be worthwhile, because the reveal trailer promises beautiful landscapes and plenty of action - even in a team. 

Alternative to Monster Hunter

The style is probably no coincidence: With the AAA title all about fantasy creatures in mega format, Electronic Arts and KOEI TECMO attack Capcom's top dog Monster Hunter directly. It has sold millions of times. 

The setting is promising. Wild Hearts takes players on an adventure set in feudal fantasy Japan, complete with samurai. In the hunting game, fans fight giant beasts called Kemono with the help of karakuri. In the world of Azuma, players should restore the natural balance. You can play alone or with up to two friends thanks to the game's co-op and crossplay features on all platforms.

The highlight of Wild Hearts is the unique crafting mechanic, which players use to construct various devices that are useful to them in battles. In fact, a core of the gaming experience should form around the crafting, as indicated by Yosuke Hayashi, Executive Vice President of KOEI TECMO. The game will be released under the EA Originals label, under which games like It takes two were put on the market. Also Unravel, Fe or Lost in Random appeared in this section. All in all, it can be said that no Originals title from Electronic Arts has failed so far. You can therefore expect innovations and many an unusual trick for Wild Hearts as well. 

Wild Hearts will be released February 17, 2023 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Origin, Steam, and the Epic Game Store for $69,99.

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